Item description for Mind Games: Advice, Stories, and Truth for Thinking Free (Twentys) by Matthew Paul Turner...
Overview This autobiographical book details Matthew Paul Turner's personal battle with anxiety depression, codependence, and fear and the impact these debilitating conditions had on his personal and spiritual relationships. Culminating in his ultimate decision to seek medical treatment for his problems, Mind Games shares Matthew's revelation that true freedom comes from knowing what you're battling against, realizing there is help available, and having the grace within yourself to seek that help.
From the Back Cover
Hi, my name's Matthew Paul Turner.
I've played mind games for most of my adult life.
Then, one day a couple of years ago, I woke up and decided to stop cold turkey. No more playing the games that had so often left me feeling depressed, anxious, obsessed, alone, fearful, codependent, and paranoid.
I'm no shrink or theologian, and I won't pretend to be. But over the past several years, I've learned a lot about what God can do with the human mind. And I'm living proof that he can use just about any type of mind for his purpose and glory.
This book you're holding, Mind Games, is one part my story and one part the lessons I've learned about my mind and how I cannot survive without thinking free---and neither can you.
Survival begins by surrendering our minds to God---willingly, passionately, and completely.
The first steps can be hard. But they can change the rest of your life.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1414305583 ISBN13 9781414305585
Availability 0 units.
More About Matthew Paul Turner
Matthew Paul Turner is the author of The Christian Culture Survival Guide (Relevant), The Coffeehouse Gospel (Relevant), Mind Games: Advice, Stories and Truth For Thinking Free (Tyndale), and Provocative Faith: Walking Away From Ordinary (Revell). Formerly the editor of CCM magazine and the music and entertainment editor of Crosswalk.com, Matthew is known for his shockingly honest portraits of culture, sidesplitting humor, and uncompromising passion. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Nashville.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mind Games: Advice, Stories, and Truth for Thinking Free (Twentys)?
This will remain on my bookshelf for a long time Aug 20, 2006
Quite possibly the best book I've read in a long time. Mathew Paul Turner is honest, real, compelling, and more than that this book makes sense. There were eye-opening moments and also simple words that delved deep. I do not know Mr. Turner, but I commend him for writing a book of faith that truly matters.
Mind Games will remain on my shelf to be read a second time. Highly recommended.
T. Suzanne Eller, author and speaker
Why can't we all be this real? Jun 1, 2006
"Relying on lies is like a guy playing soccer without wearing a cup." I love that sentence. Humor and harsh (yet graceful) truth cover the pages of Matthew's most recent book Mind Games. He allows us to see into his mind. He opens up in a way that most Christians fear. He tells of his own struggle with the mind and where his healing began. Matthew is not afraid to admit failure and the fact that he was sometimes far away from God. To read this book is to look into your own heart and mind. This book doesn't promise an easy fix, but it does show the way to begin the healing to a healthy mind. If only other people could be so brave. After reading this book I began my own journey. I hope that I will be able to admit my own struggles and battles in my own life as he was able to. Seeing how God uses the broken.. WOW.. Not as alone as I thought I was. Thank you Matthew.. LOVE THE BOOK.