Overcome the Hurts of Yesterday and the Fears of Tomorrow
As people created in the image of God, we have been given the capacity to choose what we do and do not believe. Yet even followers of Christ often stay mired in misguided ways and unhealthy thought patterns.
In Renewing Your Mind, Dr. Neil Anderson reminds us that faith is a journey of growth, and that as we mature in our beliefs, we should experience a total change from the inside out. In this fourth of eight Victory Series studies, you will learn how to allow Christ to rule in your heart, be led by the Spirit, tear down mental strongholds that keep you in bondage, live under grace, and overcome anger, depression, and losses. This study, with six sessions, can be used individually or in a group, and includes a leader's guide, along with illustrations and questions for deeper reflection and practical applications.
We are not called to dispel darkness on our own; instead, being an overcomer means knowing how to turn to the light of Christ, our source of truth. Only in doing so will we win the battle for our minds.
About the Author
Dr. Neil T. Anderson is founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries. He was formerly the chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Talbot School of Theology. He holds five degrees from Talbot, Pepperdine University and Arizona State University, and has authored several bestselling books on spiritual freedom, including Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a big believer in good discipleship and helping to mentor and educate new believers. This is a Biblically sound study to help in that process. This is both an approachable and ... easy to do study while also covering challenging and in-depth topics. Each topic/chapter is very short (usually 1 1/2 to 2 pages of study followed by another 1 1/2 to 2 pages of questions with a lot of space to write answers. It is designed to be a daily study (each chapter starts with 5 daily assignments for Scripture readings). It could be used in a weekly Bible study with some alterations but the only additional information for teachers is some suggestions about how to run a class that is provided at the end (there isn't a leader's book with more content to flesh out the study further that I know of). It is written in approachable and fairly simple language except for the quotes - which all seem to be from very early Christian writers (up to about 600 AD). Since it is referred to so often, I wish the author had included the Steps to Freedom in Christ. I expected it to be listed in the Notes at the end of the book and it wasn't there - although we are led to where you can find it. I want to thank Bethany House for providing my copy in exchange for my honest review.
I enjoyed reading Renewing Your Mind. This book can benefit Christians on ever y level. We all face challenges and need to be reminded at some point and time that keeping our focus on God will allow a smooth transition through any crisis. Our walk with Christ should give us a true sense of security and allow us to be the person God created us to be. I love how the author gives step-by-step advice on how to overcome some strongholds. The key is trust and obedience to Christ. Allow the spirit to lead along the right path. I personally benefited from the session on Casting Our Anxieties on Christ. This is definitely good advice. At some point in time in our lives, anxiety has a tendency to invade our minds. However, we have the power to overcome it and change our focus. What a great book.