The Master’s Mind By Lance Hahn

The title of the book expresses one of the things I want so much to have in my Christian walk: the mind of Christ. I was hoping to find guidance and answers to that desire but I found much more on a very personal level. After the loss of a loved one, I also experienced a health issue that resulted in horrible anxiety like I have never experienced. These incidents made me truly look closer at how even in years past, my racing mind and anxiousness had been a part of my life. Proverbs 23:7 came to mind, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is…..” Our actions, attitudes, responses, and so much more all begin in our minds, with just one thought.
The author does an incredible job of helping the reader not only confront their thought life but also how to bring it under control my using scripture and Christ’s example. I saw how just as our bodies can get weak and out of shape, so can our minds if we let them go. Exercising our bodies takes effort and habit and the same applies to our minds. I realize that as crazy as it sounds, we don’t think about our thoughts but just accept them as “being there’. He points out that anger, depression, self-pity, anxiety, addictive behavior, begin in the mind, not outward circumstances as we assume.
The fact that the author is a pastor gives makes the book such a great study source. I liked huge amounts of scripture that was included and that his solutions came directly from God’s Word, not just opinions and ideas.
Through the Bible he gives clear steps to reshape your mind to think as Christ did. Mr. Hahn had so many “ah hah” points that helps you see not only what your thought life is doing to you but how Satan is attacking at so many points.
This is no easy fix and will take work but is so worth having peace on your life and pleasing God. It is not a book you can rush through, it will take time but the rewards will be great!
I received this book from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.


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