Furtick’s newest release offers six mindsets meant to help you realize and become who you were created by God to be. Each of the mindsets is further accompanied by a new action step toward the “new you.” In this book, Furtick offers these six mantras of positive self-talk to a new way of living:

1. I’m not stuck unless I stop.
2. Christ is in me. I am enough.
3. With God, there is always a way, and by faith I will find it.
4. God is not against me, but He’s in it with me, working through me, and fighting for me.
5. My joy is my job.
6. God has given me everything I need for the season I’m in.

This is definitely not my favorite Furtick book. And, this is going to sound harsh but if you could not tell from the title or the cover of the book, perhaps you noticed it in the six mantras: this book has more to do with me, myself, and I than it does the actual transforming power of the gospel. This book is likely too religious for those seeking a self-help book but should also be too me-centric for those searching for a Christian living book.

Furthermore, the language of the book at times exhausted me. There was frankly too many attempts at creative wordplay like “do the new you” and “(k)new you.” For a book that is purports itself to share the gospel and teach about God, you will find one word used ad nauseam throughout: you.

Without a doubt, Furtick is a gifted communicator. As such, there are some memorable lines and a positive, uplifting message throughout that will certainly pull readers in. Nonetheless, this book offered nothing really new to the genre of self-help and, even worst, is a detriment to the topic of what Christian living should look like.

I’m grateful to NetGalley and FaithWords for the advanced readers copy in return for my honest review.

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