From the Back Cover
What is in control of your mind?
Like the characters in The Matrix movie trilogy, our minds can get hardwired to distortions that lie so deep within us that we aren't even aware of them. Whether it's habitual sin, thought patterns, damaged emotions, or even phobias, we all know of something that is holding us back.
In Escaping the Matrix pastor Gregory Boyd and clinical psychologist Al Larson bring together the biblical and neurological truths behind such struggles. Their practical examples and exercises will help you transform your thought processes to experience a deeper life in Christ. Are you prepared to escape the world's Matrix that controls you? Get ready to free your mind.
"Boyd and Larson brilliantly utilize the metaphors from the recent movie series The Matrix as a framework for the book. This a most enjoyable read."-Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.; pastor; author; cofounder, Institute of Neuro-Semantics
"This is a must read for Christians desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and desiring to assist others in finding real life in Christ."-Stanley H. McCreary, Ph.D., professor of Christian counseling, Central Christian College of the Bible
"This work is well grounded in Scripture, current in the neuro-sciences, and practical for everyday living. It is a must read for every pastor, counselor, coach, teacher, and parent."-L. Michael Hall, Ph.D., author, The Matrix Model
"If the desire of your heart is to be all that God has created you to be, and to serve him with joy and gladness, then Escaping the Matrix is the book for you! Read it, apply it, and you will be free!"-Mike Davis, assistant pastor, By His Spirit Fellowship, Chino, California
About the Author
Gregory A. Boyd, formerly professor of theology at Bethel College, is senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church where average attendance has grown to 5,000 since he helped plant the church in 1992. He is the author of many books, including the critically acclaimed Seeing Is Believing and the best-selling Gold Medallion Award-winner Letters from a Skeptic. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Al Larson is a national board certified counselor and the president and founder of Dynamics of Growth Inc., a counseling, consulting, and training organization. He lives in Oakdale, Minnesota.