Book Review – Crash The Chatterbox

Chatterboxing is a full-time occupation, because the chatterbox takes no breaks, and it takes no prisoners. The chatterbox is portable. You can go on vacation, but it takes no time off and never takes sick days. The chatterbox is not squeamish with intimate moments. It will go with you to the bathroom or shower. You can change the scenery, change partners, change your clothes. But the lips of the maniacal chatterbox keep on moving.

Let me first say that I loved this book. While I have listened to and watched Pastor Steven Furtick many times I have not read any of his books. I am familiar with the “overnight” success story of Elevation Church. I couldn’t put this book down. I identified with every chapter as I believe we all have our own “chatterbox” inside. In “Crash the Chatterbox” Steven talks about the “voices” He defines the chatterbox as…

The lies we believe that keep is from accurately and actively hearing God’s voice

Furtick shares humorous personal examples of his own dealings with the “chatterbox” and insightful help in dealing with those lies. The book is divided into 4 sections that correlate with the four “confessions” that deal with the four main areas that the enemy uses chatter to derail us. The author’s hope for readers is that those four become a foundational part of us.

God says I am
God says He will
God says He has.
God says I can.

Steven was very transparent and vulnerable in this book which is one of the attributes I love about him. He deals with insecurities, fears, condemnation, discouragement in contrast to those four confessions. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t dealt with any and all of those four. I heard someone compare this to Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind and I don’t think that’s a bad comparison. I do think Steven owned this concept and made it his own.

I loved the digital version of this book as each chapter was followed by a quote box that made for great Instagram sharing. Every single on of these quotes resonated with me and made me guilty of a bit of over-sharing even. This books was definitely in my wheelhouse as a pastor but I know any believer would benefit from it. The end of the book contains discussion questions that would be great for a small group setting. I think I’d even love to participate in one myself as I would go back through the book again

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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