Item description for Mastering the Silence: Strategies for Winning the Battles of the Mind by Doug Jones...
Overview This illuminating book presents a blueprint for identifying and capturing every thought intended to defeat you. Chapter titles include: "The Battle and Our Armour""Knowledge and Its Proper Use Wins Battles""A Look Into the Past to Understand the Present""Our Final Duty"
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Great thoughts in a mediocre package. Aug 6, 2008
"Mastering the Silence" was recommended to me by two people I greatly trust as Christians. They said it changed their life, so I figured it was worth a read.
Good stuff first. The content was great! The basic premise is this: the devil's chief mode of attacking people and getting them to sin is by using thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. We must learn more about God and His Word so that we are able to not only put those thoughts out of our head but destroy the thought by surrounding it with Biblical truth. Rev. Jones gets your attention with perhaps the best interpretation of the Armor of God passage in Ephesians 6 that I have ever read, and goes through the Bible to find numerous instances where the devil has attacked people subtly and dangerously.
Pretty glowing, right? So why only four stars? First, for its length and price, there isn't a whole lot of content. This seems like it was a decent-length sermon that was teased into a book; there's lots of repetition. This would have done better as an Internet essay or an audio sermon. It's good that his argument is grounded, but it was definitely dragged out.
Even despite the fact that it's drawn out, the it' still a pretty short text, which means that you're paying eight bucks for 12pt font that's really spaced out.
I couldn't bring myself to rate this book lower than four stars because the message is really good and if you could take heed to the text and live it out, you'd be just about set as a Christian for life. But since it's a longer form of a shorter message, I'd try to buy used or borrow if I were you.