Title: “Take Every Thought Captive” by Kelly Balarie

Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Kelly Balarie’s “Take Every Thought Captive” is an empowering and thought-provoking book about the battle of the mind. Reading this book helped me gain valuable strategies when the enemy of God throws curveballs into my life. I found this book easy to follow and relevant for today’s Christian women. Especially valuable are Kelly’s practical strategies to overcome negative thinking. Her relatable writing style and deeply personal stories encourage readers to take control of their thoughts. Self-control is a Fruit of the Spirit and I found this book helpful to cultivate the fruit.

One of the book’s greatest strengths is Kelly Balarie’s ability to weave Bible verses seamlessly into her mindset approach. Drawing on her own experiences, she addresses common struggles like fear, self-doubt, and anxiety. She provides practical steps to break free from this mindset by taking thoughts captive to Christ. Kelly’s words are genuine and heartfelt, creating a connection with readers who may have experienced similar challenges.

The is informative just like Kelly Balarie’s other books, and rich with content for everyday use. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of negative thinking, such as the power of words, the influence of fear, and the role of forgiveness. Kelly’s writing style is engaging and conversational, making “Take Every Thought Captive” enjoyable. She maintains a balance between depth and simplicity, ensuring that readers from all walks of life can benefit from her teachings. The inclusion of reflection questions and practical exercises at the end of each chapter encourages active participation and application of the book’s principles, enhancing the overall learning experience.

“Take Every Thought Captive” is an excellent Christian resource for anyone seeking to overcome negative thinking patterns and cultivate a healthier mindset. Kelly Balarie’s genuine empathy and relatability shine through, making her advice all the more impactful. Her dedication to providing practical tools and her unwavering belief in the power of transforming our thoughts make this book a valuable asset on the journey to personal growth and renewed perspective.

Disclosure: I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book through NetGalley.

Book: Take Every Thought Captive by Kelly Balaie

We do not have a spirit of fear and timidity; we have a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. When we walk by the Spirit, we are not conformed to a world of worry and anxiety. Bad habits must cease. Negativity, confusion, and worry are banished. The enemy has no playground.

Sound impossible? With God, nothing is impossible. Author and speaker Kelly Balarie offers a rousing call to be transformed through the renewing of your mind by taking every thought captive to Christ. She shows you how to
· recognize the lies of the enemy
· replace those lies with the truth of God
· pray through times of mental and emotional strife
· proactively use God’s Word instead of living defensively and defeated

If you long for clarity, purpose, or peace of mind, the clear, actionable steps laid out in this book will be a game-changer.