Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others
by Steven Furtick
Most of us probably battle that same internal dialogue of discouragement, lies, and even self-condemnation that Steven Furtick describes in his new book (releasing Feb., 11, 2014), Crash the Chatterbox. His goal isn’t to help us overcome that completely. As he says, it’s a battle that continues daily. Instead, he wants to give strategies for how to choose to listen to the truth of God’s Word over the lies and to keep moving forward.
Steven Furtick’s writing style is always engaging, funny, practical, and honest. He organizes the book around four fundamental truths we can hold on to: God Says I Am, God Says He Will, God Says He Has, God Says I Can. His personal stories help drive each of these points home.
Furtick is social media-savvy. Each chapter begins with a full-page-sized image of a quote bubble with a brief quote that you can then share on Facebook twitter, Pinterest or any other online outlet you choose. He even includes the hashtag (crashthechatterbox) to help you participate in the online community that might be reading and talking about the book along with you and directs you to an online community for all “chatterboxes.”
I would perhaps have liked more Bible story, less personal story throughout the book. His discussion questions for small group that are included in the back will be great to get groups talking, but touch lightly on Scripture and rely more heavily on personal application. Still, it’s a truly relevant topic that can help many people overcome the paralysis of discouragement and lies many of us battle within ourselves. I’ve read a few books on this topic geared mostly for women, but this is one that works well for men and women both and is great for either individual reading or small group discussion.
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