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  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Practically everyone talks to themselves, whether verbally and mentally. “Hold That Thought” by Gem Fadling is a very good read for monitoring the thoughts we allow into our minds and how to respond to those thoughts. Around 180 pages, the book covers many topics, including:

    – Be careful of dwelling only on the thoughts that come to our mind instead of listening to the Holy Spirit and His thoughts about you.

    – The danger of toxic positivity (dwelling only the positive to the exclusion to problems we face and issues we struggle with, lest we develop an unrealistic viewpoint of life).

    – Importance of placing our hope in God, His love for us, and His ability to heal us.

    – Learn to push back against the harmful thoughts we may encounter in our lives.

    – True freedom involves us being responsible for our lives while also allowing others the freedom to what they choose and experiencing the consequences of those choices.

    – Getting in touch with the God-given longings and desires on our heart.

    – Enjoying and being the unique person that God created you to be.

    – Show grace to yourself.

    What I like about this title:

    – Helpful end of chapter questions to ask yourself.

    – Very readable.

    – Good practical and spiritual solutions.

    – Realistic reading (not full of pious platitudes and empty positivity).

    Overall, a great read and recommended. I was given a review copy by IVP in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.