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Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts by Jennie Allen

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

Jennie Allen, the bestselling author of Nothing to Prove, offers readers another valuable book with Get Out of Your Head. She discusses her own spiraling behavior that resulted in a year and a half of “torment” and doubt, and the discovery that “I didn’t have to spin out for eighteen months.” As she says, “You can, in fact, change in an instant.”

Allen offers four words that changed her world and can change yours—four words not to be revealed here so as to not give away the treasure. Rest assured that these four simple words are indeed life-changing. In Part Two, she describes how to defeat the enemies of our mind in seven specific areas: busyness (being still with God); shame (choosing to be known); fear (trusting God); cynicism (delighting in God); inflated self-worth (practicing humility); complaining (practicing gratitude); and stress (serving others). Choosing to think with the mind of Christ will revolutionize your life, she says.

She offers visuals to show how our minds can spiral down into places like shame and complaining as well as how we can make choices to spiral up to Jesus and his way of life. She uses Scripture throughout, basing her teaching on Christ (with a little brain science thrown in).

Fans of Allen and the IF:Gathering, which she founded, will love this book. Anyone looking to change their minds and live more completely and in healthy ways will find Get Out of Your Head useful and life-changing. (Waterbrook)

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