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Praise for Crash the Chatterbox

“Pastor Steven has written the best book I’ve ever read on overcoming the lies that hold us back. If you read this prayerfully and take the truths of Crash the Chatterbox to heart, God will help you win the battles in your mind and become the person He created you to be.”
— Craig Groeschel, lead pastor,, Edmond, OK; author of Fight

Crafted around four powerful confessions, Chatterbox unearths, exposes, and refutes lies and half truths all of us are tempted to believe about ourselves. Steven’s direct writing style will keep you engaged. His insights will make you
think. But most important, these four confessions will free you to embrace the life God has called you to live.”
— Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Church, Alpharetta, GA; author of Enemies of the Heart

“I believe God’s truth. I want to live God’s truth. But sometimes I have a hard time hearing God’s truth when negative inside chatter and self-doubt run like a ticker tape through my mind. Pastor Steven’s vulnerability, biblical insights, and practical advice make Crash the Chatterbox a resource I will turn to again and again. This book can be a game changer for you.”
— Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Every one of us at some point deals with fears and self-doubt, with internal conflict about whether we are good enough or successful enough, or whether our past will forever haunt our future. Be inspired and encouraged as you discover what God really says about you in Crash the Chatterbox.”
— Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia

“On the pages of his brilliant new book, my friend Steven teaches us how to block out the toxic lies of the Enemy and instead let the truth of God become the soundtrack to our lives. Don’t let all the chatter get the best of you. Read
these pages, and be strengthened in Christ.”
— Matt Redman, Grammy Award–winning songwriter and worship leader

“Steven Furtick unlocks powerful stratagems for silencing the inner critic that entangles the believer in a quagmire of self-doubt, fear, and unbelief. Crash the Chatterbox is a study in course correction with hard-won lessons for rediscovering, reenergizing, and reengaging your God-given dreams.”
— T. D. Jakes, New York Times best-selling author; bishop of The Potter’s House, Dallas, TX

“Steven Furtick’s new book is an insightful and readable approach to the daily barrage of destructive thoughts we all experience. You will be encouraged and empowered as you discover what God thinks of you and how that affects every
facet of your life.”
— Judah Smith, lead pastor, The City Church, Seattle, WA; New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _____.

“When we use our weaknesses to strengthen our faith, we turn our greatest liabilities into weapons in the hands of Christ. I love how my friend Steven Furtick humbly reveals his own struggles as he strives to crash the chatterbox in his life. Don’t count yourself out just yet; your struggle is only the starting place of God’s purpose in your life.”
— Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington DC; New York Times best-selling
author of The Circle Maker

“It’s time to break out and fight back. Don’t be held in bondage anymore. Let Steven Furtick help you crash the chatterbox and silence the voice of insecurity in your life. You were created for more. Now take your place in the center of God’s calling.”
— Christine Caine, founder, A21 Campaign; best-selling author of Undaunted

“Often the most crippling negativity we hear comes from our own mind. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick offers an effective antidote. In a refreshing and relatable style, he lays out the strategy to overcome the inner critic that hinders us from hearing the voice of God, receiving His glorious affirmation, and accomplishing His perfect will.”
— Rod Parsley, World Harvest Church, Columbus OH; New York Times best-selling author of Culturally Incorrect

“What you’re getting in Crash the Chatterbox is the reassuring and honest feedback from a great friend. It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it will definitely help you get where you’re going.”
— Perry Noble, senior pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC; author of Unleash!

“I love Steven Furtick’s commitment to a purpose that is greater than his problems. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven helps us see that our greatest barrier is the very bridge God uses to take us to our divine purpose.”
— Kerry Shook, founding pastor of Woodlands Church, Houston, TX; coauthor of the national bestsellers One Month to Live and Love at Last Sight

“The Enemy’s greatest fear is that you’ll discover who you really are, what you’re really worth, and where you’re headed. Steven Furtick amplifies the call of God in your life so that you can crash the chatterbox of the Enemy’s lies and move forward with confidence in Christ.”
— Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel, Gainesville, GA; New York Times best-selling author of Fasting

“There are only a handful of Christian leaders in my generation who preach the Word of God with as much passion and conviction as Steven Furtick. In Crash the Chatterbox you will be encouraged by a committed man of God who is
gifted at bringing God’s truth to life. Through Steven’s determination to follow God wholeheartedly, you will find the strength to chase after God’s calling for you.”
— Israel Houghton, Grammy Award–winning songwriter and worship leader

“If you’ve ever felt the sting of a critic or the discouragement of that voice of doubt in your head, then you need to crash the chatterbox and renew your mind. This book will teach you how to shut out the noise and start living your
— Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

“In a world where we are bombarded by countless voices that influence our every
step, it’s often difficult to discern the voice of truth. Pastor Steven Furtick shows
us how to surgically cut through the chatter and hear the voice of God. This
book is a must-read!”
— Stovall Weems, lead pastor, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FL; author of Awakening

“I have rarely read a book with as much personal transparency and honesty as I found in this book by Steven Furtick. If you want to get out of your own way and move forward in God’s plan, Crash the Chatterbox is for you.”
— Kevin Gerald, lead pastor, Champions Centre Church, Tacoma, WA

“In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick helps readers understand the volatile nature of listening to the wrong voices in our lives. And with humor, insight, and clarity, he reveals what it takes to open up the lines of communication with
the only voice that truly matters—the voice of God.”
— Ed Young, pastor, Fellowship Church, Dallas, TX; author of Sexperiment

“I admire Steven Furtick’s refusal to allow anything to push him off the path God has placed before him. In Crash the Chatterbox he lets us into the struggle that he’s faced embracing his calling. His transparency and honesty will give you
the courage to fight on.”
— Clayton King, president, Crossroads Ministries; teaching pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC

“In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick gives us a how-to guide to actually apply the truth of how God feels about us so we can live empowered lives.”
— Bil Cornelius, author of Today Is the Day; founding pastor, Bay Area Fellowship, Corpus Christi, TX

“Steven Furtick’s willingness to be vulnerable makes the truth he is relaying easy to digest. If you’re tired of circling around the same struggles, you will find an accessible off-ramp to a freer life in Crash the Chatterbox.”
— John Bevere, cofounder of Messenger International; author of Relentless

About the Author

Pastor Steven grew up in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where at age 16 he realized God's plan for him to start a life-changing church in a metropolitan city. This vision became a tangible reality when Elevation was founded on the faith of eight families who risked everything. Selling their houses and quitting their jobs, they moved to Charlotte believing that God would turn this city upside down for His glory through the local church. After nearly five years, Elevation Church has grown to more than 8,000 in attendance each week at four locations. Since our launch, we've seen more than 10,900 people receive Christ. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Elevation Church was named one of the "10 fastest growing churches in America" by Outreach Magazine. The heart of Pastor Steven's message is audacious faith and how to approach every experience from a visionary perspective. As a young voice in the Church with wisdom beyond his years, his passion for seeing God's purposes fulfilled is igniting a fire here in our city and beyond. Pastor Steven attended North Greenville University, received a B.A. in communications and went on to complete a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He resides in the Charlotte area with his wife, Holly, and two sons, Elijah and Graham.

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  • File Size: 4695 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 11, 2014)
  • Publication Date: February 11, 2014
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FDS7KM0
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Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, a multi-site church based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pastor Steven has been privileged to minister to a global audience, speaking at conferences and churches around the world including Catalyst Conference, Hillsong Conference, and the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. He is the author of the New York Times® Best Selling book, "Greater", "Sun Stand Still", and his most recent release, "Crash the Chatterbox".

Pastor Steven holds the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By FTM0619 on March 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
If you’re a Christian who often gets stuck thinking about the past, worrying about the future, or have trouble letting go of things, this book can be very helpful. It’s written by a pastor who openly and honestly writes about his own struggles dealing with a constant deluge of negative chatter inside his head. This “chatter” distracts him from hearing God’s voice. I really appreciate his candid confessions – from his sharing of the time he “lost it” in front of his son during Christmas, to the more recent discouragement he experienced while writing this book (he would have given up had he given in to the chatter). I’m glad Furtick ultimately “crashed the chatterbox” and finished his book because it contains some very helpful tips and practical applications.

One such application is in dealing with negative chatter. I put one of Furtick’s techniques to the test and saw immediate results... the discouraging chatter in my mind really did get drowned out when applying his technique. And it all boiled down to four simple words: “If… then… God will…” Furtick emphasizes that we must not ignore the negative chatter, but to face them head on. And rather than starting and ending with the usual worries… such as “if this fear occurs, then this horrible thing will happen”…Furtick encourages us to take it a step further and finish our thought process with “God will…(fill in the blank)” Granted, we won’t know exactly what God will do, but as believers we do know that God is sovereign, loving, all powerful, and that whatever happens will be in our best interest and for God’s glory. We do not need to worry needlessly since God is in control. Furtick’s technique works precisely because it brings God back into the picture (vs. focusing on negative chatter which tends to drown out God’s voice).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DeannaMary on May 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Multnomah Books provided a complimentary copy of Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others by Steven Furtick in exchange for an honest review.

Even when we know who we are in Christ it can be difficult to hear His voice, when the din of the chatter is so loud. Instead of holding confidence in God we begin to give power to lies of condemnation, insecurity, fear and discouragement allowing them to stifle us and not live fully to our calling. Author and pastor Steven Furtick wants to help you beat down the lies and listen to the voice of God, the only voice that matters in Crash the Chatterbox.

He breaks down the book into four sections covering the aforementioned lies. Subsequently, Furtick brings an affirmation of truth to squelch that lie. For example, God says I am, is affirmed to combat the lie of insecurity. Even when we feel we can't do something, we still can stand firm knowing God can. Furtick includes personal anecdotes, biblical narrative and God's Word. When we tell ourselves lies, they become our life, what we live out. However, when we fill ourselves with God's Word we will live out the truth.

Furtick writes with such conversational ease that once in a while I could imagine myself hearing him speak, as if he were before me. His suggestions are useful and rather counterintuitive at first glance. He acknowledges that explaining with clarity what it is he means and how you can use his ideas in a practical manner. I found the chapters short and delightful, given some of the work that you may want to do on yourself may be anything but easy and full of delight. One thing is certain, Furtick gives you tools to get started and reaffirm what we know to be true.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 26, 2014
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Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others by Steven Furtick really called out to me the moment I read the title. I'm sure I am not the only person to find it difficult to really listen to God's voice when all the other tiny voices in my head are telling me negative things about just about anything. I love how the beginning of the book starts off with a recollection of Furtick's inner monologue about a simple burnt out light bulb. It's not that the changing the bulb was something he physically couldn't do, but the story perfectly illustrates how the "chatterbox" can easily derail our plans, ideas, and even our day, by a seemingly simple thing.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Furtick says in order to hear God's voice, we have to silence those other voices around us and really tune in. This would be a great tool for anyone struggling with their own chatterbox.

I received this book for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Chris Cole on May 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I live in the area where Pastor Steven Furtick has his ministry, called Elevation Church. In fact, I live just down the road from one of their branch "campuses." Though it is never mentioned in their promotions, Elevation is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. As their neighbor, when I joined Blogging for Books, I chose one of his books as the first one that I review for that program. Make note of that disclosure: I received a free copy of the book in return for posting a review here on my blog. A positive review was not required.

The book has two separate sections, though I suspect that the division was unintentional. The first two-thirds, up to page 133 out of 210, can only be described as baptized pop psychology. While Furtick does include bible references, they are only to illustrate his point, not as the source of his applications. But I'll come back to that.

This is no theological tome. Rather, it is filled with juvenile humor, and pop cultural references, such as to "The Voice" on pages 21-22. It seems to be more a matter of how clever the author is, rather than how wonderful the Author is. Furtick defines the chatterbox as "the lies we believe that keep us from accurately and actively hearing God's voice." Which leads to my view of "chatterbox": a minister who subsumes the Word of God to frivolity. If he reads this, I hope that my use of words above junior-high reading level doesn't throw him off.

In contrast to the chatterbox, God wants, according to Furtick, "to communicate with you in tones, pitches, and frequencies that this world is not wired for, to fulfill you with affirmation that your soul has been thirsting for" (p. 11). Really? Even ignoring the mixed metaphors, is that what the Bible says?
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