What do you do when your mind is under attack? You focus on the Word of God. Transforming Your Thought Life by Sarah Geringer teaches the reader how to practice Christian meditation to overcome the challenges in their thought life.
My Review of Transforming Your Thought Life
Table of Contents
The book starts with a simple explanation of what Christian meditation is complete with an example where the author takes you through a verse of Scripture and shows you to meditate on it.
Each chapter of Transforming Your Thought Life starts with a story by the author related to the type of thought that will be handled in the chapter. This is followed by a section showing the reader how to focus on different Scriptures to overcome that thought pattern. There is a list of verses for meditation at the end of every chapter and a series of questions probing your response and how you’ll apply the tactics to your life going forward.
Transforming Your Thought Life teaches a valuable lesson: as Christians, we need to focus on the truth of God’s Word. This might mean changing some of the thoughts that we dwell on. I liked that the reader was not expected to find the truth within themselves but should instead focus on God who is truth.
Ms. Geringer used a lot of Scripture in this book, which is a good thing, I just wish some of the passages were included in the text so I didn’t have to stop and look up the text to get the idea she was trying to depict.
When I mentioned this in my review on Goodreads, Sarah was kind enough to explain to me that her publisher actually suggested that she remove them from the body of her manuscript so that readers would be compelled to look up the verses in their Bibles. That being said, before you start reading Transforming Your Thought Life make sure you have your Bible on hand–you’re going to need it.
What Transforming Your Thought Life Teaches About God
The theme of this book was clear: negative mindsets and thought patterns could be overcome when one learns to focus on God. We learn that God is pure, holy, loving, awe-inspiring, and willing to save. God gives us the weapons we need to defeat the enemy even when he comes in the form of negative thoughts.
God has overcome our negative thought patterns and He will give us the ability to become overcomers.
What Transforming Your Thought Life Teaches About How to Run Your Race
There are 16 different thought patterns in this book, chances are you’ll encounter one that you struggle with. Even if you don’t, the first choate gives you the knowledge to find verses to help you in your struggle to overcome negative thought patterns. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publishers through NetGalley; a positive review was not required. Get your copy of Transforming Your Thought Life
About Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus
Your Mind Is Under Attack.
Thousands of thoughts fly through our minds every day, many of them negative. And Satan knows how susceptible we are to these negative thoughts that leave us frustrated and feeling defeated. However, the time-honored practice of Christian meditation can help us find victory in these spiritual battles.
Transforming Your Thought Life offers guided meditations and personal examples that will help you train your mind to stay grounded in God’s Word. Each chapter examines a particular kind of negative thought pattern and provides key Bible verses and prayers for standing strong against it.
Day by day, as you hide God’s Word in your heart and mind, you will move closer to the heart and mind of God.
About Sarah Geringer
Sarah Geringer is a speaker, artist, and author of Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus and three self-published books. She is on the devotional writing teams for Encouragement for Today, A Wife Like Me, Devotable, Hope-Full Living, and Woman 2 Woman Ministries.
When she’s not reading over 100 books per year, Sarah enjoys painting, baking, gardening, and playing the flute. Her daily must-haves are hot tea, dark chocolate, and fresh flowers. She lives in her beloved home state of Missouri with her husband and three children. Sarah writes about finding peace in God’s Word at sarahgeringer.com.
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