Never have I struggled to write a book review like I have with Crash the Chatterbox. It was not that the book was unreadable or lacked substance and quality teaching, it was my own issues with non-Catholic material. This isn't because I think that God only speaks to Catholics, or that we are right and they are wrong, it is a very personal (and somewhat painful) journey that led me to this place. Sparing you the details, suffice it to say, God used my 'accidental' selection to not only bring me another level of healing but also introduce me to a really great book.
Crash The Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others, is an entertaining and clearly written book by Steven Furtick, a Pastor from Charlotte, NC. Furtick's story telling is very engaging, bringing you right to that moment of time with him. I particularly enjoyed the very moving tribute of his father's final days, and the great illustration of God's readily available abundance in what he dubs as The Passport of the Parable. He is able to help each of us, recognize the noises that block God's voice, and more importantly, "crash" or dissipate that chatter in order to more clearly hear God.
I wonder what things God wants to whisper to you right now that the noise in the cave has been causing you to miss.
Steven Furlick leaves no chatterbox unturned. He addresses the lies that gather in our thoughts, minds and memories, the voices that come attached to other people, the expectations we set and the fears that drive or distract. His advice is witty, poignant and very much to the point (and usually right on point). Pastor Steven's experience from years of offering sermons is evident in the words and wisdom he shares in Crash the Chatterbox.
Of course, the same old lies will come back and contradict all this -- every word of it. The same insecurities, fears, condemnations, discouragements. but when they come back, let'em know you have a little something for 'em: a promise from God that you've learned how to aim straight for the heart.