Using James 1:14-16 as a platform for showing the danger of wrong thinking progressing to sin, this book uses biblical models, historical figures, and real-life case studies to encourage and equip believers for the ongoing battle against sinful thinking and runaway thoughts.
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A practical biblical method to stop a sinful thought from becoming a sinful action
We are constantly bombarded with opportunities for sinful thinking. Our minds are battlefields where godly thinking is relentlessly attacked by believable lies and deceptive fantasies. The voice of Satan and the voice of the sinful self try to overwhelm the pure voice of God.
But there is hope--even for those who have repeatedly fallen into the cycle of sinful thinking. Using biblical models, historical figures, and real-life case studies, Taming Your Private Thoughts provides a biblically based process for getting the thought life under Christís control and avoiding the consequences of sin.
This is not just a book about positive thinking or denying the presence of sinful thoughts, nor does it offer quick fixes or easy formulas.
The book includes: * Honest examination of the problem of wrong thinking for men and women, young and old * Straight-forward case studies that demonstrate the consequences of sinful thinking * Biblical solutions for breaking vicious thought cycles and finding peace of mind * Discussion and reflection questions * An appendix of ScriptureAbout the Author:
Jay Dennis is senior pastor of First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida, and author of "The Prayer Experiment Lab Manual" and coauthor of "Taming Your Private Thoughts" . He has a weekly television program and a daily radio broadcast. He and his wife, Angie, are parents of two children.;Marilyn Jeffcoat is dean of women at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and coauthor of "Taming Your Private Thoughts" and "The Jabez Prayer Experiment". She has served as a researcher, writer, and editor of numerous articles and books,. She and her husband, Jon, are parents of a son.
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