Schaeffer, Francis A.
Are you distracted by racing or anxious thoughts? Distressed by intrusive or irrational thoughts? Struggling with sinful or untrue thoughts? You may feel trapped in your own head, but God and his Word have given you many different ways to find freedom.
In this practical and sympathetic guidebook, biblical counselor Esther Smith provides twelve powerful strategies that are targeted to different thought struggles. Each chapter is filled with a variety of exercises so that you can begin to change your thoughts right away and live at peace.
Esther Smith (MA in Counseling, Liberty University; Certificate from Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) is a licensed counselor who specializes in helping people who experience trauma, anxiety, and physical illness. She is the author of A Still and Quiet Mind and Chronic Illness (31-Day Devotionals for Life) and coauthor of The Whole Life.
“If you struggle with unwanted thoughts and don’t know what to do, this book is your answer.” —Eliza Huie, Director of Counseling, McLean Bible Church, DC Metropolitan Area
“Esther Smith has written the most practical and biblically faithful book on navigating unwanted thoughts that we have ever encountered.” —David and Krista Dunham, Counselors
“Esther’s book brims with compassion and empathy and is full of practical exercises you will immediately want to implement.” —Jonathan D. Holmes, Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling
“Esther offers hope as she shares her own personal story and provides biblical narratives that show how the power of God’s Word can transform your thinking.” —Shannon Kay McCoy, ACBC Biblical Counseling Director, Valley Center Community Church
“Esther Smith’s creative and careful new book, A Still and Quiet Mind, directs believers to use Scripture to speak truth to their unwanted and intrusive thoughts. Many of my counselees wrestle with untrue thoughts about themselves, the world, and the Lord. Esther has written a comprehensive and compassionate resource that they can engage as a workbook to reorient their hearts to God’s precious truths.” —Darby A. Strickland, Counselor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF); Author, Is It Abuse?