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You know that voice. That little voice inside your mind that says you're not good enough to do what needs to be done, that you don't have value, or a purpose. We don't want to listen to these thoughts, but sometimes we do, and they stunt our growth and potential for how God wants to use us in this world.
Author Steven Furtick struggles with these negative thoughts too, but in looking at God's Word he's found the strength to combat them with truth and turn off the "chatterbox" running in his mind. Through sharing personal stories, and practical strategies in Crash the Chatterbox, Furtick will show you how to silence the lies and hear God's voice of freedom and affirmation above all the others.
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"I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldnt control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember.
Yet everything changed when I began to realize 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.
This is the key to pressing ahead and doing Gods will anyway, even as you are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, and even facts about why you cant do it.
Im now awakening to the reality that we can access the power of Gods promises to constantly crash the system of our broken beliefs. Im learning how to overpower the shouts of the Enemy by bending my ear to the whisper of Gods supernatural truths about my identity in Him and His strength in me."
-STEVEN FURTICK, from Crash the Chatterbox
Includes discussion questions for individuals or groups.
Inside your head and heart is a chatterbox. Its lies are keeping you from realizing your God-given potential. But what can you do about them?
The Voice You Listen to Will Determine the Future You Experience
In Crash the Chatterbox, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. He asks, "What great deeds are in danger of remaining undone in your life because of lies that were planted in your past or fears that are looming in your future?"
With personal stories, inspiring examples, and practical strategies, Pastor Furtick will show you how to silence the lies and embrace the freeing affirmation of God.
Learn how to live out Gods truth no matter what is going on in your life or thoughts.
Learn how to crash the chatterbox…and hear Gods voice above all others.
"Pastor Steven has written the best book Ive ever read on overcoming the lies that hold us back. If you read this prayerfully and take the truths of Crash the Chatterbox to heart, God will help you win the battles in your mind and become the person He created you to be."
Craig Groeschel, lead pastor, LifeChurch.tv, Edmond, OK; author of Fight
"Crafted around four powerful confessions, Chatterbox unearths, exposes, and refutes lies and half truths all of us are tempted to believe about ourselves. Stevens direct writing style will keep you engaged. His insights will make you
think. But most important, these four confessions will free you to embrace the life God has called you to live."
Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Church, Alpharetta, GA; author of Enemies of the Heart
"I believe Gods truth. I want to live Gods truth. But sometimes I have a hard time hearing Gods truth when negative inside chatter and self-doubt run like a ticker tape through my mind. Pastor Stevens vulnerability, biblical insights, and practical advice make Crash the Chatterbox a resource I will turn to again and again. This book can be a game changer for you."
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Every one of us at some point deals with fears and self-doubt, with internal conflict about whether we are good enough or successful enough, or whether our past will forever haunt our future. Be inspired and encouraged as you discover what God really says about you in Crash the Chatterbox."
Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia
"On the pages of his brilliant new book, my friend Steven teaches us how to block out the toxic lies of the Enemy and instead let the truth of God become the soundtrack to our lives. Dont let all the chatter get the best of you. Read
these pages, and be strengthened in Christ."
Matt Redman, Grammy Awardwinning songwriter and worship leader
"Steven Furtick unlocks powerful stratagems for silencing the inner critic that entangles the believer in a quagmire of self-doubt, fear, and unbelief. Crash the Chatterbox is a study in course correction with hard-won lessons for rediscovering, reenergizing, and reengaging your God-given dreams."
T. D. Jakes, New York Times best-selling author; bishop of The Potters House, Dallas, TX
"Steven Furticks new book is an insightful and readable approach to the daily barrage of destructive thoughts we all experience. You will be encouraged and empowered as you discover what God thinks of you and how that affects every
facet of your life."
Judah Smith, lead pastor, The City Church, Seattle, WA; New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _____.
"When we use our weaknesses to strengthen our faith, we turn our greatest liabilities into weapons in the hands of Christ. I love how my friend Steven Furtick humbly reveals his own struggles as he strives to crash the chatterbox in his life. Dont count yourself out just yet; your struggle is only the starting place of Gods purpose in your life."
Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington DC; New York Times best-selling
author of The Circle Maker
"Its time to break out and fight back. Dont be held in bondage anymore. Let Steven Furtick help you crash the chatterbox and silence the voice of insecurity in your life. You were created for more. Now take your place in the center of Gods calling."
Christine Caine, founder, A21 Campaign; best-selling author of Undaunted
"Often the most crippling negativity we hear comes from our own mind. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick offers an effective antidote. In a refreshing and relatable style, he lays out the strategy to overcome the inner critic that hinders us from hearing the voice of God, receiving His glorious affirmation, and accomplishing His perfect will."
Rod Parsley, World Harvest Church, Columbus OH; New York Times best-selling author of Culturally Incorrect
"What youre getting in Crash the Chatterbox is the reassuring and honest feedback from a great friend. It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it will definitely help you get where youre going."
Perry Noble, senior pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC; author of Unleash!
"I love Steven Furticks commitment to a purpose that is greater than his problems. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven helps us see that our greatest barrier is the very bridge God uses to take us to our divine purpose."
Kerry Shook, founding pastor of Woodlands Church, Houston, TX; coauthor of the national bestsellers One Month to Live and Love at Last Sight
"The Enemys greatest fear is that youll discover who you really are, what youre really worth, and where youre headed. Steven Furtick amplifies the call of God in your life so that you can crash the chatterbox of the Enemys lies and move forward with confidence in Christ."
Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel, Gainesville, GA; New York Times best-selling author of Fasting
"There are only a handful of Christian leaders in my generation who preach the Word of God with as much passion and conviction as Steven Furtick. In Crash the Chatterbox you will be encouraged by a committed man of God who is
gifted at bringing Gods truth to life. Through Stevens determination to follow God wholeheartedly, you will find the strength to chase after Gods calling for you."
Israel Houghton, Grammy Awardwinning songwriter and worship leader
"If youve ever felt the sting of a critic or the discouragement of that voice of doubt in your head, then you need to crash the chatterbox and renew your mind. This book will teach you how to shut out the noise and start living your
Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
"In a world where we are bombarded by countless voices that influence our every
step, its often difficult to discern the voice of truth. Pastor Steven Furtick shows
us how to surgically cut through the chatter and hear the voice of God. This
book is a must-read!"
Stovall Weems, lead pastor, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FL; author of Awakening
"I have rarely read a book with as much personal transparency and honesty as I found in this book by Steven Furtick. If you want to get out of your own way and move forward in Gods plan, Crash the Chatterbox is for you."
Kevin Gerald, lead pastor, Champions Centre Church, Tacoma, WA
"In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick helps readers understand the volatile nature of listening to the wrong voices in our lives. And with humor, insight, and clarity, he reveals what it takes to open up the lines of communication with
the only voice that truly mattersthe voice of God."
Ed Young, pastor, Fellowship Church, Dallas, TX; author of Sexperiment
"I admire Steven Furticks refusal to allow anything to push him off the path God has placed before him. In Crash the Chatterbox he lets us into the struggle that hes faced embracing his calling. His transparency and honesty will give you
the courage to fight on."
Clayton King, president, Crossroads Ministries; teaching pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC
"In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick gives us a how-to guide to actually apply the truth of how God feels about us so we can live empowered lives."
Bil Cornelius, author of Today Is the Day; founding pastor, Bay Area Fellowship, Corpus Christi, TX
"Steven Furticks willingness to be vulnerable makes the truth he is relaying easy to digest. If youre tired of circling around the same struggles, you will find an accessible off-ramp to a freer life in Crash the Chatterbox."
John Bevere, cofounder of Messenger International; author of Relentless
Steph5 Stars Out Of 5awesomeAugust 22, 2014StephQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a must read. It was a very helpful and funny guide on hearing God's voice above all others.
JazzyPeaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Crash! Crash! Crash!May 22, 2014JazzyPeaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5As of this moment I have 71 Post-It tabs sticking out of the side of this book. Those tabs are my way of tagging what I call GoldenNuggets of information that give me pause, cause me to ponder, give me a lightbulb, or force a loud "Oh Em Gee YOU TOO?!" to slide out of my face.
Humorous one-liners to be sure, Steven Furtick is a master craftsman of the GoldenNugget. This book is Furtick's way of giving you the support, knowledge, and momentum you need to learn how to silence negative Enemy chatter, which he refers to as the Chatterbox, and draw in to God to hear His voice above all others.
My brain is my greatest asset and my greatest challenge. I have often battled with discernment as to who's voice I'm hearing, if I'm understanding correctly, and how to correctly identify the lies from the truth of who God says I am. This book is not a "read this and be cured", but it is definitely a useful weapon in the fight.
What I appreciate most about this book perhaps is Furtick's posture as a brother in Christ, fighting it out with the Chatterbox just like the rest of us.
"I'm learning how to overpower the shouts of the Enemy by bending my ear to the whisper of God's supernatural truths about my identity in Him and His strength in me."
Furtick's writing offers no delusion that this is somehow a skill we can learn one time and never encounter again. Explaining it as a lifetime battle that gets tougher as we climb higher, Furtick offers strategies for pushing through as we move through the levels of our faith.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review.
unearthlypilotAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5WOW!!! Right on time!April 30, 2014unearthlypilotAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love to read books and have an ever increasing library that I couldn't wait to add this book into. Pastor Steven Furtick has written a few books now and this is definitely one I would recommend to anyone.
I believe every follower of Christ wants to believe God's truth and live God's truth but sometimes we have a hard time hearing God's truth. Every one of us has this voice inside our heads that like to talk us out of things and also make us doubt the truth of God's Word to us. Pastor Furtick gets really personal and transparent with his own struggles with the chatterbox in his life.
One thing that he talked about in here is "you either kick fear out of your heart or it will keep you out of the places God has prepared for you." WOW!!! Fear is something that we all deal with in life. This book has really challenged me to kick fear out and let God begin to speak the truths of His Word into my life so that I can get to those places he prepared for me.
Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Learning to listen for God's voiceApril 25, 2014Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4This isn't my favorite of Furtick's books, but I do like it. I enjoy his style of writing because I find it easy to relate to many of the stories. He creates a visual that comes alive, and often triggers my own memories of similar situations. "Chatterbox" is a perfect description of that voice of negativity that seeks to block out all other voices...or amplifies the negative, both real and perceived, that you hear from others you encounter. A simple comment morphs into a criticism; at least that is what the 'chatterbox' wants you to believe. Pastor Steven says that the four key areas that can be so debilitation are Insecurity, Fear, Discouragement, and Condemnation. That voice has the power to make you lose the confidence to do what you were made to do, and more importantly, to prevent you from listening to the promises of God.
The book is divided into 4 sections: God Says I Am, God Says He Will, God Says He Has, and God Says I Can. In each, Furtick uses both personal anecdotes, passages from the Bible, and his insights. There is no simple solution to how to crash the chatterbox, but I would distrust him if he said there is. This is more of a reminder that we will struggle, sometimes the battle will be tougher than others, but that we can ignore the shouts of the deceiver and learn to listen to the quiet, soothing whispers of God. He promises to be with us in all things no matter how discouraged or afraid we may feel. God allows us to be part of His plan, but it is not as dependent upon us as we sometimes think. The book ends with a series of discussion questions that can be used for your personal study or as part of a small group.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.
toknowhim3 Stars Out Of 5March 23, 2014toknowhimQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My latest book review is of Steven Furtick's "Crash the Chatterbox" (Hearing God's Voice Above All Others) . I received a complimentary copy from the Blogging for Books program, and I in turn agreed to write this review. I am a bit conflicted in writing this review as I have come across some information about Steven Furtick and some of the practices of his church that I do not agree with, but I have agreed to write this review so I will give it my best shot.
Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina. In "Crash the Chatterbox" Furtick refers to the Chatterbox as the lies that are in your heart and head, those negative thoughts that do not stop running through your mind. In his book, he focuses on four main areas: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. For combating the four areas, Furtick divides the book into four sections, "God says I am", "God says He will", "God says He has", and "God says I can".
I do like that Steven shares personal experiences from his own life, and he isn't afraid to admit his own struggles with sin. I always appreciate when authors share their own personal struggles with their readers. Overall, I did enjoy this book and found much of what Furtick wrote about helpful to me personally. At this point in my Christian walk, I look for an author to quote the Bible and God's Word for direction. Furtick did use Scripture, but also used quotes from random persons of the past, present and future. In and of itself that is not a bad thing, but as a Christian it is most important to base our decisions on what the Bible says, and not what others say.
I do think a person could read this book and gain some very helpful information that would help them combat the lies and negative talk that comes into their minds. Furtick does stress the importance of what God says and what Jesus did for us so we don't have to live with this constant stream of negative talk in our lives. Again, I am conflicted as I write this review because of some of the information I have read about Furtick recently. So, with that I will end this review and say as you read this book make sure that you always go to God's Word for the truth. We should always do that when we read any book written by any man or woman.
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