Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Review: Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick

Steven Furtick is starting to develop a voice, both as a speaker and writer, but especially as a writer.  In this book, Crash the Chatterbox:  Hearing God's Voice Above All Others, I feel like Furtick has finally matured in this voice, which seems to be a very God focused cheerleader/encourager.  With that said, this book is essentially Furtick's take on spiritual warfare in a way that perhaps only Furtick could write.

In this book, the "chatterbox" is the voice of Satan that speaks lies and deceit to us.  The goal is to recognize the difference between the God's voice and that of the "chatterbox".  Furtick does a great job of walking us through this process and stays focused on God's role through it all.  By mixing very real personal stories and scripture, he makes much of the battle to keep our ears focused on God and helps the reader to relate on many different levels.  So many of the examples he gave, both from scripture and from his life, rang true to me.  Sometimes all we need to hear is someone to tell us, "What you are experiencing really is from Satan," and when that word comes, we suddenly feel normal and understood.  That is what this book does for the reader.  It gives them the encouraging word that the thoughts we believe that come from Satan really are junk and not some subtle mystic truth that keeps bubbling to the surface.  Furtick's book encourages us, both with a pat on the back and a kick in the teeth, to keep our ears listing for the still small voice of the Father.

I would recommend this book to any and all Christians.  It believe it would also serve as a great evangelical tool for sharing Christ with a non-believer who is often defeated by the voices of the world.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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