Book Review: Crash the Chatterbox

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I agreed to review this book when I read the back cover.  “In Crash the Chatterbox, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement….Learn how to live out God’s truth no matter what is going on in your life or thoughts.  Learn how to crash the chatterbox…and hear God’s voice about all others.”

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I have a chatterbox.  A very loud chatterbox.  It seems there is a constant refrain going through my head, saying things like, “You’re not good enough.”  “You’re a failure.”  “You always mess up.”  “You are a terrible wife.”  “You are a bad Mom.”

I have been hearing from several sources lately about how critical it is to speak the truth to yourself.  How your internal dialogue and self-talk can profoundly influence the way you think and act.

That’s what I love about this book.  Steven Furtick is relevant and I love his current cultural references.  But he gets to the heart of the issues and reminds his readers to speak God’s truth.

I am redeemed.
I am forgiven.
I am more than conqueror.
I am loved.
God will provide.
God will protect.
I am His masterpiece.
God is for me, not against me.
God showed Himself trustworthy when He ____, and I know He will be trustworthy now.

This book is full of suggestions on how to push aside the screaming voices that are lying and instead to hear God’s still small voice of truth.

That being said, I must address one thing.  After I began reading the book, I decided to look up more about the author.  The author has made several troubling statements, including things about how theology and doctrine are not important, and the only thing that matters is evangelism.  I would be extremely careful when reading any of his books or listening to his sermons.

Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for this review.

-Bonnie

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