Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book Review: Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick

Crash the Chatterbox
by Steven Furtick
Review by Peter Narloch

At first glance I had thought that this book by Steven Furtick Crash the Chatterbox was going to be solely about the impact of social media. I thought I might be given an extensive lecture on the dangers of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  I was encouraged and surprised to read pastor Furtick sharing many personal stories and using lots of stories of scripture. Starting with Adam and Eve's challenges of hearing God correctly Crash the Chatterbox use many stories of the scripture to illustrate problems we encounter by not tuning in properly to God's voice in our lives.  Furtick's discussion of Elisha's life was a favorite for me giving me new insight to why he fled from God after being part of God's awesome miracles.  Pastor Furtick shares a very personal story which take place during the Christmas season involving packing peanuts. I suspect that I will forever remember this story and the lessons developed about blame.  For me this discussion was all to close to home in my life.  Transparency in Crash the Chatterbox make this book very impactful for the reader.

This book is especially tuned for those struggling to hear God's voice in their lives and those who find themselves questioning their personal worth.  Furtick's well balanced mix of God's truths, personal stories and humor make this an enjoyable read for everyone.  Lastly, Crash the Chatterbox also offers study materials for use in a small group setting.  You can't go wrong putting Crash the Chatterbox on your reading list.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.  Excerpt available at the following:  http://www.scribd.com/read/208217800/Crash-the-Chatterbox-Hearing-God-s-Voice-Above-All-Others

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