Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue

Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue

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ISBN-13: 9781641230001
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 589,281
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Carol McLeod is a popular speaker at women’s conferences and retreats through her ministry, Just Joy!, and is the author of six books, including Defiant Joy (Thomas Nelson, 2006), Holy Estrogen (Harrison House, 2012), and Joy for All Seasons (Bridge-Logos, 2016). Carol hosts both a daily radio show, “Defiant Joy! Radio,” which is broadcast in major markets across America, including Sirius XM FamilyTalk Radio 131, and a daily podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network, “A Jolt of Joy!” Her blog, "Joy for the Journey" (formerly “A Cup of Tea with Carol”), has been named in the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women. After her 2013 devotional 21 Days to Beat Depression had nearly 100,000 downloads in the first month, YouVersion picked it up, where it has been read nearly 300,000 times in three years. Carol has nine other devotionals with YouVersion and also writes for Ministry Today and Charisma. She is a frequent guest on and has cohosted 100 Huntley Street. Her teaching DVD The Rooms of a Woman’s Heart won a Telly Award in 2005 for excellence in religious programming. The first Women’s Chaplain at Oral Roberts University, she currently serves on the university’s Alumni Board of Directors as Chaplain. Carol has been married to her college sweetheart, Craig, for nearly forty years and is the mother of five children in heaven and five children on earth. She and her husband have recently moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Craig serves as the North American Director for Global Partners, a missions organization that plants churches in remote areas of the world.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword Carol Kent 13

Preface: This Book May Not Be for You 16

Acknowledgments 18

Introduction: What Are Your Issues? 22

Part 1 Guide Your Hindi

1 A Brand-New Brain! 31

2 You Are Not Your Problem 47

3 Mr, Deceit 53

4 "Get Your Trash Out of My Yard! 61

5 Worth the Fight 67

6 Have You Made Up Your Mind? 75

7 Practice Makes Perfect 82

Part 2 Guard Your Heart!

8 A Heart Transplant 99

9 Are There Two of Me? 106

10 A Rock or a Stumbling Block? 114

11 The Delight of Desire 124

12 Altered on the Altar 130

13 The Fear Factor 135

14 Anger Is Not an Angry Word 144

15 Be Disgusted-Be Very, Very Disgusted 151

16 Don't Be Surprised 156

17 I Choose Joy! 165

18 Never Sad Again 174

19 The Anticipation of Those Who Wait Well 181

20 I Accept! 188

Part 3 Grace Your Tongue!

21 Stick Out Your Tongue and Say, "Ahh!" 197

22 Least Favorite of All 207

23 Two Women and Their Words 212

24 A Mature Mouth 222

25 Fire, Water, and Figs 231

26 Power Words 244

Conclusion: A Triple-Threat Offensive-Your Mind, Your Heart, and Your Tongue 251

About the Author 256

Interviews

Tulsa, Oklahoma
 

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Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
I looked everywhere in the book for my name because I was sure she was addressing me. The book was meant for me to read and it sure did make me do some attitude adjustment. That silly mind of us plays tricks on us everyday. Sometimes I get this thought in my head and then think, "Where did that come from?" I always imagined my life growing up to be like "Leave it to Beaver" where the mom is always dressed up, house is perfect and each meal is wonderful and enjoyed by the entire family. Well it was all in my head, because my life was nothing like that. My mind told me how unwanted I was and how stupid I was. Yes, I grew up believing that and even today I still think that. I'm hoping all that will slowly change as I absorb the wonderful tools the author has given to have a healthy brain. One of my favorite verses is found in Romans 12:2 which says, " And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." I am encouraged by that verse because it reminds me that I can renew my mind all the time just by reading His word and being in His presence. The book is divided up into different topics and has an application at the end of every chapter. I loved how the author gives examples that you can apply to your life and scriptures to read to help you grow and start having a good mind filled with joy. One of the chapters I really liked was about why God gave us a tongue. It certainly wasn't to reject people, say unkind things to them or judge them." Our tongue is to praise Him, to speak His words, and to encourage others." That really woke me up just reading that. I hope everyone will get a chance to read this book and allow it to renew your mind and love others unconditionally. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit." The review is my own opinion.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
I looked everywhere in the book for my name because I was sure she was addressing me. The book was meant for me to read and it sure did make me do some attitude adjustment. That silly mind of us plays tricks on us everyday. Sometimes I get this thought in my head and then think, "Where did that come from?" I always imagined my life growing up to be like "Leave it to Beaver" where the mom is always dressed up, house is perfect and each meal is wonderful and enjoyed by the entire family. Well it was all in my head, because my life was nothing like that. My mind told me how unwanted I was and how stupid I was. Yes, I grew up believing that and even today I still think that. I'm hoping all that will slowly change as I absorb the wonderful tools the author has given to have a healthy brain. One of my favorite verses is found in Romans 12:2 which says, " And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." I am encouraged by that verse because it reminds me that I can renew my mind all the time just by reading His word and being in His presence. The book is divided up into different topics and has an application at the end of every chapter. I loved how the author gives examples that you can apply to your life and scriptures to read to help you grow and start having a good mind filled with joy. One of the chapters I really liked was about why God gave us a tongue. It certainly wasn't to reject people, say unkind things to them or judge them." Our tongue is to praise Him, to speak His words, and to encourage others." That really woke me up just reading that. I hope everyone will get a chance to read this book and allow it to renew your mind and love others unconditionally. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit." The review is my own opinion.
SBMC More than 1 year ago
What an affirming read. The title really says it all. The book goes through how our mind should be guided, how our heart should be guarded, and how our tongue should pour out grace. The chapters also outline why these things are important and also give examples of when things have gone right and when things did not. The book brims with Scripture and spiritual truths in each chapter to ground the reader in His Word as the source for guided minds, guarded hearts, and grace-filled tongues. The writing style is easy to read and follow. Anyone who is looking for encouragement and guidance on the mind-heart-tongue struggle will learn much from this book. I was given a complimentary copy of the book from the author and Whitaker House through Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to write a favorable review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own and subjective.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
Guide your Mind, Guard your Heart, Grace your Tongue by Carol Burton McLeod The mind is such a powerful thing, and if left uncontrolled, causes all kinds of damage. This book shares practical advice on how to control the thoughts we think, put a guard on our heart and be careful of the words that we speak. The truths shared here are ones that all Christians should be living. Author Carol Burton McLeod shares Scripture, real-life stories and practical application questions to help Christians in their spiritual growth. She offers strategies for countering the lies of the Enemy of our souls. It is clear that she has a desire to teach Christians how to live victorious lives. A couple of caveats. . . In the chapter “Are There Two of Me”, she talks about the war between the flesh and spirit, however, it sounds like she is saying that the spirit is good and the soul is bad. I assumed I had heard her wrong and read further only to see her mention that a particular bad action came from the soul, not the spirit. I have a problem with this because even David prayed for God to “renew a right spirit within me”. If he had need of a renewed, right spirit, then his spirit was not well and pleasing to God, which contradicts what the author was saying. This said, the concepts that she was teaching are valid, as long as you don’t equate the good with the spirit or bad with the soul. There were also some hints that we can expect God to speak to us outside of His word. She mentions a time that God spoke to her mother. While I had had times I felt that God has spoken to me to draw me to Himself in salvation, it is vital that we listen to the things He has already spoken in His Word and let that be the guide for our lives. The Bible is complete; there is no need for God to add to what He has said. In “A Brand-New Brain”, she says “We have the miraculous ability to receive the wisdom of the ages.” and “We can have God-sized dreams and divine creativity in our pea-sized brains!” This sounds very New Agey to me, and I caution the reader to not interpret that to mean that we can understand mysteries that are not explained in Scripture or to think that we can be “like God” (think Garden of Eden). He has promised us wisdom if we ask, and has promised us the “mind of Christ”, but not extra-Biblical revelation. As with everything you read or Christian speakers that you listen to, be sure that you go into them with your Bible right there, and if something is being taught that is a new concept to you, check and make sure that is what the Bible is saying. Read the verses before and after those presented to see it in context. Don’t assume that if the author is a Christian, everything they share is consistent with the Bible’s teachings. Be the like Bereans in Acts 17 and search the Scriptures to see if these things be so! This review was originally posted on AmongTheReads.net You can watch Carole's guest video at AmongTheReads.net I would like to thank Celebrate Lit for giving me this item. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Mar-J More than 1 year ago
McLeod’s latest book is a worthwhile and practical book for Christians to read to have a more fulfilling life living for God. There are numerous scriptures, analogies and practical advice to incorporate this study into one’s life, along with the author’s personal experiences as she grew in her Christian faith to be more like Jesus. McLeod’s writing is easy to read and will tug at your heart as you realize your failings in living a fuller life that God wants for each one of His children. The book is divided into sections with each chapter ending with a personal application section and questions for readers to aid in the topic of guide your mind, guard your heart and grace your tongue. Having a journal and set of colored pencils/markers will be useful while reading and answering the questions to recall specific changes or applications the reader might want to study further or start implementing in their life. Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart Grace Your Tongue is one of the best spiritual growth books I have ever read. I received a copy through Celebrate Lit book tour from the publisher, Whitaker House. I have shared my own thoughts and was not required to write a positive review.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is a decent nonfiction book trying to help you learn to be more like God in the way we act and talk. I especially enjoyed the third part about holding our tongue. I know that I too am bad about what I say sometimes. This makes you think about many aspects of God in your life. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book filled with so much truth and great advice. If you have read Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyer I am sure you would like this book. This book takes things even deeper as you dive into how the heart and tongue can be controlled as well as the mind. This quote from the book grabbed me: p. 128 “God gave you a heart to revolutionize your earthly existence, so that you would know the joy of experiencing heaven even living on earth.” Good stuff. I highly recommend this book to everyone, we all need this wake-call. A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own.