Read “Get Out of Your Head” by Jennie Allen along with me for this month’s book club as we explore spiritual warfare.
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Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare
Recently my Facebook Group voted on reading this book for September. I admit I hadn’t really known what it was about. I knew it was popular and that it had to do with mental health from the cover, but I was pleasantly surprised to get something more out of this book.
Jennie not only tackles our mental health crisis but addresses the very real threat spiritual warfare has on us. If we believe Jesus is who he says he is, then we need to believe him when he says we have an enemy “who seeks to destroy” and is the “father of lies”.
One of the most helpful pieces of advice for my marriage was that the battle is never between me and my spouse, it’s actually “us” versus “the problem”. Satan does not want us to succeed, our marriages to succeed, or to grow in any way that glorifies God. Our battle is not against each other but against the dark forces of this world.
If you already feel like, whoa, this is a bit deep for me, I did too! But I have seen the realness of spiritual warfare in my own life and if you’ve been through hardships, I bet you have too.
“Get Out of Your Head” is not a book meant to stir up fear, but instead, passion and hope to rely on the goodness of God instead of our own abilities to control and maintain happiness in a broken world.
You Have a Choice
Through sharing her personal struggle with intrusive thoughts and the role that spiritual warfare played in her life, Jennie shares practical strategies and advice in defending yourself against the enemy. She reminds us that we have a choice–that just by taking ONE thought captive, we can set our minds back on track. We don’t have to control every thought, we just need to get to the point where we can stop ONE intrusive thought and redirect as needed.
Easier said than done, right?
Exploring emotions such as…
…she breaks down the thoughts we experience behind these feelings and their consequences. Then she equips us with new thoughts we can choose instead to reap the blessing that God has for us on the other side.
Join Our Book Club Discussion
There’s so much in this book I want to talk about, so instead of cramming it into a blog post, let’s read the book together and discuss it in my Facebook Group next month!
Each month I will be selecting one book I’ve read that I think will encourage and inspire you.
Here’s how to participate:
- Start reading “Get Out of Your Head” (Shop my Amazon Storefront BOOK CLUB board)
- Join my Facebook Group (I’ll also be sharing some FREE printable worksheets I’ve created just for this book!)
- Save the Date (I will go Live in the Facebook Group on September 29th at 12 pm CST. Then we can discuss the book and walk through these sheets together!)
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Make sure to join the Facebook Group and look for your Book Club invite shortly after you join. Then grab your copy of Get Out of Your Head so you can start reading along with me and start taking your thoughts captive!
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