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Loving God With All Your Mind

This week while I am drinking coffee with my mom on her screened in porch I am posting past reviews of books. I read this one every year and is on my short list of favorites. It is a short review because it was my first attempt at writing a review. Although I did book reports in high school and college I was a bit rusty!!  I read Loving God With All Your Mind by Elizabeth George shortly after it was written in 1994. It  became a bestseller with an updated and expanded version published in 2005. We were in our second pastorate and I needed a book to study for our women's group. With three children ages 7, 6, and 3 and a busy pastorate, I needed to be renewed, transformed and encouraged in my thinking and how I approached God's Word. I picked up the book read it in a few days, couldn't put it down, and knew this was the book I was looking for to lead the women of our church. Mrs. George uses six key scriptural passages to help train our thoughts: Chapter Titles include
--Philippians 4:8 Train Your Thoughts --Matthew 6:34 Winning Over Worry --Philippians 3:13-14 Pressing For The Prize --Romans 8:28 Counting on God's Goodness --Jeremiah 29:11 Living Out God's Plan --Romans 11:33 Accepting The Unacceptable
She begins her introduction with an invitation to a changed life by incorporating God's Word into our lives on a daily basis. His Word is the only way true change takes place-renewing our minds by the eternal unchanging Word of God.
The design of a sinner's life is to gratify lust--but we glorify God when we live for God. We live to God when we live to his service, and lay ourselves out wholly for God. --Thomas Watson

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