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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Futick Review (Blogging for Books)
I read Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others, in exchange for honest review from Blogging for Books. The book was written by Steven Furtick and published by Water Brook Multnomah. I received a kindle and hardback edition for review.
I wanted to read the book because my mind wanders all the time--from positive to negative thoughts. Some days are worse than others.
The book teaches us how to allow God to work within us, but first, we need to do something with those pesky thoughts. The author said "The Chatterbox is my way to representing the lies we believe and keep us from accurately and actively hearing God's voice."
One of the first things, which stood out was: (All passages was highlighted in the Kindle, since it arrived first).
"I wish I had a little devil on my left shoulder. I could flick him off and tell him to go to hell. THen, I could fist-bump the angel sitting on my right shoulder and get on with doing all the things God has called me to do."
"God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. And once we learn how, we can switch from lies to truth as deliberately as we can choose the Beatles over Miley Cyrus on satellite radio....It is the key to pressing ahead and doing God's will anyway, even as you are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, and even facts about why you can't do it."
The book will be in the Kindle's carousel for a while. I have a long way to go when it comes to thoughts. I have a lot of negative thoughts about why I can not do something, psyching myself out before I even begin, especially when it comes to school or kids. What I believe determines my future.
I also loved the beginning of chapter two, where Futick discussed the Voice. On the Voice, the judges determine talent sight unseen. It is a good feeling, when a judge chooses you because you are apart of the competition. You have a chance to win. It is another thing when all four judges choose you. On the other hand, the scene changes when no one chooses you. No one likes your voice. Maybe you simply are not ready for a higher level of competition such as the Voice or Idol. The contestants want the judges to turn around in the chairs to choose them. It's not Idol where the bad singers sing for our amusement, on purpose, during the auditions. The beauty of the passage was even though people will reject us for one reason or another, God will never reject us when we seek his name.
The book was a great read.