The Heart is a Noisy Room
Your inner voices, why they matter – and how to win them over
By Ronald Boyd-MacMillan
A refreshingly clear Christian take on how to deal with our inner narratives - both negative and positive.
Your heart, my heart, everyone's heart, is a noisy room full of voices. These voices can come deep from childhood, or from our culture, or from habits embraced in adulthood. These voices run our lives. They can even ruin them. But if we face them, they can also save us.
We all have inner stories we tell ourselves - voices that seem inseparable from who we are. They can be crushingly negative, telling us we'll never amount to anything. Or they can be positive - and keep us addicted to achievement. Either way, if we stay oblivious to them, these inner voices will run our lives. But when we know how to relate to them, they can become our friends and our guides.
In this ruthlessly practical and inspiringly visionary book, Ronald Boyd-MacMillan teaches us how to identify our inner voices - whether negative or positive - and gives us five tools to engage with them, leading us into lives of deeper freedom, fullness and joy.
Dr Ronald Boyd-MacMillan is Director of Strategic Research for Open Doors International, the world's largest organisation assisting persecuted Christians worldwide, and a Professor of Practical Theology in Pakistan. He has enjoyed contrasting careers as a Bible smuggler in Cold War Eastern Europe, a pastor in England, a journalist in Hong Kong, a trainer of underground preachers in China and President of a speech tuition agency. The Heart is a Noisy Room is his third book.
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24 Jan 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton
How pleased am I to finally come across a fascinating and practical Christian take on how to deal with our inner narrative... Inspiring... Very down to earth. — Church of England Newspaper
Dr Ronald Boyd-MacMillan pursues a line of thinking that resonates with much of current psychological thinking... This book will help Christians who feel they have been trapped by powerful inner stories. — Premier Christianity
An intriguing and enjoyable read — Progressive Voices
A relief to busy Christians — Church Times
Very easy to follow and understand — Families First