Intersecting Life and Faith

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


  1. Terri

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing these, Jody.

  2. Lori

    thanks for the idea; we need a book or idea for our fall/winter study 🙂

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