Y’all, today I decided to do something different: I’m posting my book review along with pictures of said book from my Instagram account. Yeah – it’s like a whole new element’s been added to the book reviewing deal. 😉 I hope y’all enjoy it and that it livens the book reviews up a bit.
FIRST OFF, SOME STATS:
BACK COVER BLURB:
The most important battle you face is the battle for your mind, will, and emotions. Why? Because it greatly determines how much of God and his kingdom you will experience while you’re on earth. The thoughts we entertain, the words we speak, and the choices we make shape and influence not only our reality, but all of creation.
The enemy loves to highlight our temporary challenges; poke at our feelings and stir up fear, frustration, doubt, and self-pity; and get us mired in murmuring and complaining.
Yet the Bible shows us that all of heaven is available to us right now.
In these pages you will discover the secret of Colossians: the incredible power of Christ in you. When you learn how to access his ever-present power and goodness, feelings and fears will no longer control you. You will go from being overwhelmed to being an overcomer.
Heaven is only a decision away. How will you choose?
WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOK:
The more studying I do, the more I realize how important my thoughts and emotions are. This seemed like a great book to read to get a better grasp on the subject.
WHAT I THOUGHT OF THIS BOOK:
I have mixed feelings about this book because there was a ton I liked a lot, but then some stuff that annoyed me a bit, so I thought I’d do a Pros and Cons list.
-This book is full of really good information that I think a lot of people really need to implement into their lives
-The author uses examples from his own life which makes it feel authentic and relatable
-For the most part he has what seems like a balanced view with the things he says
-He backs up his claims with the Bible, which is something I really look for in Christian nonfiction
-The points he makes are really solid and (for the most part) are statements I can get fully behind and support
-The first half of the book felt redundant. I’m not sure if that’s because I already knew a lot of the information or if he really did say basically the same thing over and over again in slightly different ways
-There were several interpretations from the Bible that he made that I didn’t fully agree with
-He was more adamant about various other things than I feel like is supported in scripture, and while I think most people do that (me included) it rubbed me the wrong way
After I got through the first (redundant) part of the book I found it to be interesting, thought-provoking, note-taking-worthy, and to be full of information that I’m now taking steps to implement in my life.
Also, cool note: The author describes a “mysterious illness” throughout the first part of the book and I kept being like “Oh yeah, he has Lyme disease.” And, yup. That’s what it was.
I’m giving Winning the Battle for Your Mind, Will and Emotions 4 out of 5 Stars and recommend it to people who want to grow closer to God and realize that what we say and think really does make a difference.
Yo folks, I got this book free so I could write this review. But yeah, all thoughts and such are my own. 😉