New York Times bestseller
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 God’s truth no matter what is going on in your life or thoughts.
Learn how to crash the chatterbox…and hear God’s voice above all others.
Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God.
“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 couldn’t 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 God’s will anyway, even as you are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, and even facts about why you can’t do it.
I’m now awakening to the reality that we can access the power of God’s promises to constantly crash the system of our broken beliefs. 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.”
-Steven Furtick, from Crash the Chatterbox
Includes discussion questions for individuals or groups.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Steven Furtick is the New York Times best-selling author of Greater and Sun Stand Still. He is also the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, which since its founding in 2006 has grown to more than 13,000 attendees at nine locations. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have three young children.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Chatterboxing 1
Chapter 1 Subverting the Sabotage 7
Section 1 God Says I Am
Chapter 2 Cancel the Audition 21
Chapter 3 God Likes Me Too 35
Chapter 4 Who Told You That? 49
Section 2 God Says He Will
Chapter 5 So What If 65
Chapter 6 At the Bottom 79
Chapter 7 What Are You Doing Here? 95
Section 3 God Says He Has
Chapter 8 Finishing the Devils Sermons 115
Chapter 9 Counterfeit Conviction 127
Chapter 10 The Divine Reminder 143
Section 4 God Says I Can
Chapter 11 Keep Rolling 157
Chapter 12 The Expectation Gap 171
Chapter 13 The Parable of the Passport 187
Conclusion: Pound the Ground 203
Calling All Chatterboxers 211
Discussion Questions 213
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Crash The Chatterbox blew me away. Steven Furtick's willingness to share his own moments of weakness is refreshing to see in a pastor. In this book I was challenged in my very thought process to quit ending the sentence at 'What if?' He shows that by listening to the promises of God and who God says we are, we have the ability to conquer our fears and self-perceived limitations. This isn't a one time victory we can accomplish, but a practice we must work at continually. I am very thankful God has used Pastor Furtick to show me how even my past failures that may have made me felt too ashamed to try again, can actually be used as tools to sow seed! If you've ever had self-doubts or had trouble dealing with the voices that say you can't do something, this is definitely the book for you!
I really believe this book could guide me even though I haven't read this yet, based on the other reviews and that I have been struggling yet learning whose voice is speaking in my head: mine, Satan, God, or the Holy Spirit. Even if I'm a believer for about half a year now. And this book looks good to read to guide me to hear God's voice the most and during loud events and such. I hope I can purchase this book soon so I can really review this book truely!
As we continue to seek truth in Christ in discovering who we truly are in Him, we will begin to discover we are unstoppable ecause of the All konwing and All powerful Lord who lives on the inside of us!
Steven Furtick is the Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the author of two books, Sun Stand Still and the New York Times bestselling release, Greater, which debuted at #4 on The New York Times Best Seller list. His latest book "Crash the Chatterbox" from Multnomah press is about "silencing the voices" (a more familiar phrase) that keep us from realizing our full potential. At it's core, "Chatterbox" is about the negativity that we sometimes poison ourselves with. We allow the voices of panic, opposition, blame and anxiety to speak to us instead of being shaped by the true voice of God. Most of us don't have to wait for the devil to attack us - because we do a fine job of self-abuse on our own. Chatterbox addresses how to switch from listening to the lies your mind tells you to listening to the voice of God. Jesus says plainly in John 10 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. Through 4 affirming truths, Furtick tackles each lie one at a time 1. God says "I am." (insecurity) 2. God says "He will." (fear) 3. God says "He has." (condemnation) 4. God says "I can." (discouragement) Furtick writes a very easy to read book that contains plenty of real life examples from his own life as well as questions in the back for group studies. Thank you to Multnomah press for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Awesome teaching. I love how down to earth it was and easily relatable. I pray God continues to bless Pastor Steve, his family, & the ministry to excel higher in faith to go where He leads.
One Real Voice Matters I decided to review “Crash The Chatterbox” by Steven Furtick. When looking at the title of the book, I did not know what to expect in reading this book, but it all makes perfect sense now. The author gave some profound trinkets to aid in discerning whose voice is whose. The author details the slick talking, full of lies, and the sneaky handed way the enemy works. Although the author understands and knows that God also speaks to us as well, but when fully observing who is talking to you, as you grow spiritually you will recognize the voices. I truly grasp the title Crash The Chatterbox because that is exactly what the enemy is and will constantly try to throw you off course to move you out of position. This book is an inspiration and really speaks on issues that we deal with in life. It is the Satan job to appeal to our fleshly nature, but it is God that desires our spiritual man and to be with Him. The enemy does not want us to have a tight relationship with the Heavenly Father and shows it. I encourage everyone to read this book and to share with the church ministries. “I received this book for free from the publisher’s Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review”.
Another amazing read by Pastor Steven Furtick! After reading Crash the Chatterbox I feel like I've just stepped out of the cage of a UFC title fight! This book will help you to confront the enemies constant whispers of discouragement, defeat and delusion and lies. Furtick doesn't give the reader a quick fix or proven formula to quieting the opposing voice but he fuels the reader a fighting strategy that will assist you in slugging out your victory. This book is about hearing God's voice above all others and cranking up the volume of His victorious voice while violently crashing the chatterbox that never shuts up. If you are constantly in a battle with your mind, you are living with condemnation, like to throw pity parties or you are just weary in the day to day fight this book will inspire you to go at it with everything you've got. Don't let a battle you are afraid to fight keep you from a victory that already been won! I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review, but this is a book that I would definitely purchase for my personal library!
Peace. Be Still. Silencing the Inner Voice. The book is written to inspire those who are new the Christian journey as well as those who are further along. The book is broken into four main sections giving personal examples as well as examples from the Bible. While the book dragged in some sections for me I came away with the four confessions (God says I am, God says He will, God says He has, and God says I can) and practical ways to quite the chatterbox which keeps me from hearing God and being all He desires me to be. My overall rating for this book is a 3.5 out of 5. While it inspired me it was more of a reminder of what I already know based on my relationship with God. Please note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.
If you struggle with a stream of negative thoughts (and who doesn't?), you may want to read Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick. I don't think it's an overstatement to call "Crash the Chatterbox" a life-changing book. Pastor Furtcik explains how three areas of our lives leave us vulnerable to lies from the enemy: insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement. As he shares his own experiences with the chatterbox, Furtick explains how we can drown out these lies and hear God's truth for our lives. Furtick explains that negative self-talk is annoying, but more importantly, it blocks us from God's purpose for our lives. The author teaches us four truths that defeat the chatterbox: God says I am, God says He will, God says He has, God says I can. We can replace the lies from the enemy with God's love and purpose for us. The author writes with transparency, humor and encouragement. I highly recommend this book; you may want to read it more than once! I received my copy of this book free of charge from the publisher, Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review; all opinions in this review are my own.
If we are all honest with ourselves, there are times that we deal with the little voice in our heads that strives to fill us up with junk. Right? Steve Furtick teaches the reader how to deal with that “little voice” in Crash the Chatterbox. My viewpoint is that everyone is dealing with the chatter, has dealt with the chatter, or will deal with it in the near future. So, be prepared. The reality is that Satan (the one whose job is to kill, steal, and destroy) feeds us the chatter to distract us. So, I believe it would be fair to say that this is a must read for just everyone…mature or immature, young or old. and anywhere in between. Here are some of my favorite lines from the book. I hope they will whet your appetite to the point you jump into the fight against the chatterbox. -The voice you believe will determine the future you experience. -In some ways insecurity is the ultimate insult to God. Because when we allow insecurity to override God’s purpose in our lives, we’re implying that He didn’t quite get the job done when He put us together. -One of the main reasons we struggle with insecurity: we’re comparing our behind-the-scenes with everybody else’s highlight reel. -The serpent gets nervous when we start challenging the doubts, dysfunctions, and insecurities his questions have propagated in our lives. When we discover what God has really said, we experience a liberation that leads to fulfillment. I could give you many more quotes, but I will stop. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
Wonderfully written! Mr. Furtick writes not only from His word, but from his own personal heart and experiences. This book provides great tools that are refreshing for the soul.
I have read Steve Furtick's previous books and was blessed, this one has not disappointed. The tone is somewhat different but definitely worth the read and challenging as well. I appreciate his common sense, down-to-earth approach to the Word.