What lies keep you from accurately and actively hearing God’s voice? That’s the question Steven Furtick answers in Crash the Chatterbox. His goal is that we hear God’s voice above all others.
This is a great book to read because Steven is a great rider. His conversational style, his putting the Bible in today’s language and his catchy statements help make the book inspirational. Yet I loved this book because it helped me to examine some of the noise in my life that direct me away from God’s best.
As I read this book my ears were unclogged and I sensed I could and desired even more to hear God’s best whispers for my life. As Steven says in laying out the story of Elijah hearing God’s whisper in 1 Kings 19, “God whispers because he’s close.”
To Crash the Chatterbox, Steven develops 4 sections built off 4 simple statements that provide powerful truth:
1. God says I am.
2. God says He will.
3. God says He has.
4. God says I can.
In each section, Steven deals with overpowering the lies of Satan in facing one’s insecurities, fears, condemnation and discouragement. But even more than focusing on the lies, Steven reminds his readers of the truth of God’s word in one’s life. The chatterbox seeks to take away your identity from God. One of Satan’s deadliest tricks is to lead us to question God’s presence, God’s love, God’s plan, and God’s power.
At the end of each chapter there is a tweet worth tweeting of the chapter’s take away for crashing the chatterbox. Here are a couple of my favorites:
You either kick fear out of your heart or it will keep you out of the places God has prepared for you.
Don’t let what you expected keep you from what God wants you to experience.
Gratitude begins when our sense of entitlement ends.
I give Crash the Chatterbox 5 out of 5 stars. The book was a great read to hear God more clearly in my life. I believe it will help you to do the same.
My thanks to Blogging for Books for a free advanced reading copy to review. I wasn’t required to give a positive review, just an honest one.