Hi guys! Here’s another review; I’m working on getting some old ones up on here! Today’s is a bit different from normal as it’s a non-fiction book! I don’t read non-fiction often, but I occasionally make exceptions. Jennie Allen’s book was an exception and it was definitely worth it!
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley and I’m voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Thoughts seem like small, trivial things, but they can actually have a huge impact on your life. Your thoughts affect your behavior, your emotions, etc. Once your thoughts turn negative, it can be easily to get stuck in a spiral of negativity. This negativity can easily start to hurt you; it’s a dangerous path to start down. Jennie Allen explains the way thoughts work, and with biblical support, she explains how one can turn these thoughts into more positive ones.
First off, this is a Christian non-fiction book. Readers who are not Christian will probably not find this to be a helpful read because of all the references to Scripture and God. However, if you are a Christian, I would definitely recommend this book! Without discrediting people with mental health issues, Jennie discusses the idea of taking our thoughts captive and fighting against the spiral of negativity. As she explains, the devil would like nothing more than to get us stuck in a spiral of negativity as it has a bad effect on our behavior and can often make us upset with God. I liked the graphics used to reflect the spiral that our thoughts can lead us into; overall, this was an informative book on winning the battle for your mind and keeping your thoughts positive.
In the end, I think this book is a rather helpful resource for Christians struggling with negative thoughts. I would definitely recommend it!