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About Crash the Chatterbox

Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God.
“I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldn’t control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember.

Yet everything changed when I began to realize God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. And once we learn how, we can switch from lies to truth as deliberately as we can choose the Beatles over Miley Cyrus on satellite radio.

This is the key to pressing ahead and doing God’s will anyway, even as you are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, and even facts about why you can’t do it. 

I’m now awakening to the reality that we can access the power of God’s promises to constantly crash the system of our broken beliefs. I’m learning how to overpower the shouts of the Enemy by bending my ear to the whisper of God’s supernatural truths about my identity in Him and His strength in me.”
-STEVEN FURTICK, from Crash the Chatterbox
Includes discussion questions for individuals or groups.
Inside your head and heart is a chatterbox. Its lies are keeping you from realizing your God-given potential. But what can you do about them?
The Voice You Listen to Will Determine the Future You Experience
In Crash the Chatterbox, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. He asks, “What great deeds are in danger of remaining undone in your life because of lies that were planted in your past or fears that are looming in your future?”
With personal stories, inspiring examples, and practical strategies, Pastor Furtick will show you how to silence the lies and embrace the freeing affirmation of God.
Learn how to live out God’s truth no matter what is going on in your life or thoughts.
Learn how to crash the chatterbox…and hear God’s voice above all others.


Praise for Crash the Chatterbox

“Pastor Steven has written the best book I’ve ever read on overcoming the lies that hold us back. If you read this prayerfully and take the truths of Crash the Chatterbox to heart, God will help you win the battles in your mind and become the person He created you to be.”
— Craig Groeschel, lead pastor,, Edmond, OK; author of Fight

Crafted around four powerful confessions, Chatterbox unearths, exposes, and refutes lies and half truths all of us are tempted to believe about ourselves. Steven’s direct writing style will keep you engaged. His insights will make you
think. But most important, these four confessions will free you to embrace the life God has called you to live.”
— Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Church, Alpharetta, GA; author of Enemies of the Heart

“I believe God’s truth. I want to live God’s truth. But sometimes I have a hard time hearing God’s truth when negative inside chatter and self-doubt run like a ticker tape through my mind. Pastor Steven’s vulnerability, biblical insights, and practical advice make Crash the Chatterbox a resource I will turn to again and again. This book can be a game changer for you.”
— Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Every one of us at some point deals with fears and self-doubt, with internal conflict about whether we are good enough or successful enough, or whether our past will forever haunt our future. Be inspired and encouraged as you discover what God really says about you in Crash the Chatterbox.”
— Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia

“On the pages of his brilliant new book, my friend Steven teaches us how to block out the toxic lies of the Enemy and instead let the truth of God become the soundtrack to our lives. Don’t let all the chatter get the best of you. Read
these pages, and be strengthened in Christ.”
— Matt Redman, Grammy Award–winning songwriter and worship leader

“Steven Furtick unlocks powerful stratagems for silencing the inner critic that entangles the believer in a quagmire of self-doubt, fear, and unbelief. Crash the Chatterbox is a study in course correction with hard-won lessons for rediscovering, reenergizing, and reengaging your God-given dreams.”
— T. D. Jakes, New York Times best-selling author; bishop of The Potter’s House, Dallas, TX

“Steven Furtick’s new book is an insightful and readable approach to the daily barrage of destructive thoughts we all experience. You will be encouraged and empowered as you discover what God thinks of you and how that affects every
facet of your life.”
— Judah Smith, lead pastor, The City Church, Seattle, WA; New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _____.

“When we use our weaknesses to strengthen our faith, we turn our greatest liabilities into weapons in the hands of Christ. I love how my friend Steven Furtick humbly reveals his own struggles as he strives to crash the chatterbox in his life. Don’t count yourself out just yet; your struggle is only the starting place of God’s purpose in your life.”
— Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington DC; New York Times best-selling
author of The Circle Maker

“It’s time to break out and fight back. Don’t be held in bondage anymore. Let Steven Furtick help you crash the chatterbox and silence the voice of insecurity in your life. You were created for more. Now take your place in the center of God’s calling.”
— Christine Caine, founder, A21 Campaign; best-selling author of Undaunted

“Often the most crippling negativity we hear comes from our own mind. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick offers an effective antidote. In a refreshing and relatable style, he lays out the strategy to overcome the inner critic that hinders us from hearing the voice of God, receiving His glorious affirmation, and accomplishing His perfect will.”
— Rod Parsley, World Harvest Church, Columbus OH; New York Times best-selling author of Culturally Incorrect

“What you’re getting in Crash the Chatterbox is the reassuring and honest feedback from a great friend. It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it will definitely help you get where you’re going.”
— Perry Noble, senior pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC; author of Unleash!

“I love Steven Furtick’s commitment to a purpose that is greater than his problems. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven helps us see that our greatest barrier is the very bridge God uses to take us to our divine purpose.”
— Kerry Shook, founding pastor of Woodlands Church, Houston, TX; coauthor of the national bestsellers One Month to Live and Love at Last Sight

“The Enemy’s greatest fear is that you’ll discover who you really are, what you’re really worth, and where you’re headed. Steven Furtick amplifies the call of God in your life so that you can crash the chatterbox of the Enemy’s lies and move forward with confidence in Christ.”
— Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel, Gainesville, GA; New York Times best-selling author of Fasting

“There are only a handful of Christian leaders in my generation who preach the Word of God with as much passion and conviction as Steven Furtick. In Crash the Chatterbox you will be encouraged by a committed man of God who is
gifted at bringing God’s truth to life. Through Steven’s determination to follow God wholeheartedly, you will find the strength to chase after God’s calling for you.”
— Israel Houghton, Grammy Award–winning songwriter and worship leader

“If you’ve ever felt the sting of a critic or the discouragement of that voice of doubt in your head, then you need to crash the chatterbox and renew your mind. This book will teach you how to shut out the noise and start living your
— Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

“In a world where we are bombarded by countless voices that influence our every
step, it’s often difficult to discern the voice of truth. Pastor Steven Furtick shows
us how to surgically cut through the chatter and hear the voice of God. This
book is a must-read!”
— Stovall Weems, lead pastor, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FL; author of Awakening

“I have rarely read a book with as much personal transparency and honesty as I found in this book by Steven Furtick. If you want to get out of your own way and move forward in God’s plan, Crash the Chatterbox is for you.”
— Kevin Gerald, lead pastor, Champions Centre Church, Tacoma, WA

“In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick helps readers understand the volatile nature of listening to the wrong voices in our lives. And with humor, insight, and clarity, he reveals what it takes to open up the lines of communication with
the only voice that truly matters—the voice of God.”
— Ed Young, pastor, Fellowship Church, Dallas, TX; author of Sexperiment

“I admire Steven Furtick’s refusal to allow anything to push him off the path God has placed before him. In Crash the Chatterbox he lets us into the struggle that he’s faced embracing his calling. His transparency and honesty will give you
the courage to fight on.”
— Clayton King, president, Crossroads Ministries; teaching pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC

“In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick gives us a how-to guide to actually apply the truth of how God feels about us so we can live empowered lives.”
— Bil Cornelius, author of Today Is the Day; founding pastor, Bay Area Fellowship, Corpus Christi, TX

“Steven Furtick’s willingness to be vulnerable makes the truth he is relaying easy to digest. If you’re tired of circling around the same struggles, you will find an accessible off-ramp to a freer life in Crash the Chatterbox.”
— John Bevere, cofounder of Messenger International; author of Relentless

About Steven Furtick

Pastor Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church. He and his wife, Holly, founded Elevation in 2006 with seven other families. The church has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing and largest churches in America.

Pastor Steven holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still.

Pastor Steven and Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

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240 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jul 21, 2015

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

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Focus on the promises of God to overcome the voices of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement….

Click here to download chapter one of Crash the Chatterbox Participant's Guide.

This guide will help you and your small group replace negative internal chatter with the promises of God. Join Pastor Steven Furtick as he walks you and your group through the issues of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement, and learn as he offers strategies for combating them. 
Designed for both individuals and groups for use with the companion DVD, which consists of six video sessions.

Click here to download chapter one of Crash the Chatterbox Participant's Guide.


Press Release

How to Silence the Lies We Tell Ourselves
Crash the Chatterbox from New York Times Best-selling Author Now in Paperback
Nobody wants to be around me… I’m not good at anything... I’m such a disappointment... Nothing looks good on me...
If any of these statements sound familiar, then you are acquainted with what Pastor Steven Furtick calls "the chatterbox"—the negative thoughts that make it difficult to listen and respond to God’s voice. In Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others, now in paperback (Multnomah, July 21, 2015), New York Times best-selling author Furtick offers help to overcoming damaging internal dialogue and replacing it with God’s truths.
Writing from a place of personal experience blended with a study of Scriptures, Furtick teaches four “confessions” that offer a reminder of God’s promises and short- circuit destructive mental static:
· God says I am—overpowering the lies of insecurity
· God says He will—overpowering the lies of fear
· God say He has—overpowering the lies of condemnation
· God says I can—overpowing the lies of discouragement
"I’m now awakening to the reality that we can access the power of God’s promises to constantly crash the system of our broken beliefs," writes Furtick. “I’m learning how to overpower the shout of the Enemy by bending my ear to the whisper of God’s supernatural truths about my identity in Him and His strength in me.”
Fast-paced, rooted in Scripture, and thought-provoking, Crash the Chatterbox delivers a message that is needed by anyone—whether in the pulpit or the pew—who has doubts, fears, insecurities or disappointments. No one is immune from the chatterbox, and it is not a "one and done" battle.
"Chatterboxing is a full-time occupation, because the chatterbox takes no breaks and takes no prisoners," Furtick says. "…You can sabotage it. You can subvert it. But you cannot silence it. …Here’s the good news: When you’ve defeated the chatterbox once, you have the capacity to beat it every time. The key is persistence."
To assist in further learning, a six-part companion "Crash the Chatterbox" DVD and study guide are available and can be adapted into four, five or six programs for group or individual use. Employing drama, comedy and Furtick’s insightful teaching, the video lessons offer new understanding and strategies to overcome the Chatterbox at home, at work, at church, on campus or in a community.

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Praise for Crash the Chatterbox:
"I believe God’s truth. I want to live in God’s truth. But sometimes I have a hard time hearing God’s truth when negative inside chatter and self-doubt run like a ticker tape through my mind. Pastor Steven’s vulnerability, biblical insights, and practical advice make Crash the Chatterbox a resource I will turn to again and again." 
Lysa Terkeurst, New York Times best-selling author, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"The highly approachable style and vulnerability of the author in regard to his own struggles with the ‘chatterbox’ make this book more than just a pleasure to read; it is also a simple and forthright tool to help you identify the lies in your head before they take hold. Whether it is used for personal devotion or a small group study, Crash the Chatterbox is a great resource that addresses this struggle common to humankind in a way that offers hope, freedom and authority."  –
Steven Furtick
is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., which since its founding in 2006 has grown to more than 13,000 weekly attendees at 11 locations. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller Greater (Multnomah 2012) and the popular Sun Stand Still (Multnomah, 2010). Furtick has spoken at major conferences around the world. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Furtick and his wife, Holly, have three young children, Elijah, Graham and Abbey. Visit him at 
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ISBN 978-1-60142-457-0 ● Trade paper ● 240 Pages ● $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 Canada
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By Kristen Willis

This book is quite possibly one of the best non fiction books I have ever read. I am pretty sure I don't know anyone who doesn't (at least from time to time!) struggle with overcoming the negative thoughts that are so subversive to an emotionally healthy life - and this book gives clear understanding of why and how we can overcome, or Crash the Chatterbox.In his conversational style writing mixed with stories, the author dissects four main...

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By Stephanie Perry

I had previously read Steven Furtick's "Sun Stand Still" and "Greater," and while I thought they were fine, neither held a candle to his newest book, "Crash the Chatterbox."Furtick's book delves into combating the lies and negative chatter that every human battles on a daily basis (whether that be condemnation, fear, insecurity, or the like) and replacing those lies with a Truth from Scripture. The book is broken up into four sections: God...

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By Denae Holloway

This book is great! Pastor Steven hit a subject that is big for many. He addressed the fact that there is a war in our heads that is sometimes hard to control. The book gives clear tools on how to silence the ungodly thoughts and fix our minds on Christ. He gives 4 simple confessions that we can use to believe the promises of God. The key is to believe the confessions and live them out. He also gives other resources at the end of...

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By Sarah C

Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick was such an uplifting book for me. This book makes you focus on the four key areas in which negative thoughts are the most difficult to deal with. The four negative thoughts are insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement. There are personal stories in this book that are very inspiring. This book shows how to live God's truth even when life can be difficult. This book had a big impact on my life. 

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By Sandra Arroyo

I came across this book on facebook.  An ex-coworker was reading it and recommended it.  This is the first book from Steven Furtick, that I have read. Steven Furtick identifies the problem, as well as helps you identify and construct the solution.  Therefore, do yourself, your family and friends a favor and read this book.    In scripture it states that Satan is a liar, a thief, and a murderer.  He is always ready to steal, kill, and destroy...

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