Thursday, July 28, 2011
Book Review: "Your Mind Matters" by John Stott
Your Mind Matters (1972) by John R. W. Stott This book offers an excellent balance between knowledge and emotion as well as knowledge and action, while at the same time perfectly explaining the need for Christians to grow in knowledge and to use their minds to the glory of God. Too often the church has tried to bypass the mind in evangelism, worship, and discipleship; we have made appeals to the emotions rather than to the reason, and therefore transformation is short-lived, radical, and shallow. This book shows why the Bible stresses that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. It gives reasons why we as Christians need to use our minds, and then practical ways and places to use our minds. I would highly recommend this book to any believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.