For those who want to dive deeper into the topic of Renewing the Mind, there are many excellent Christian Resources to help you. Reading about renewing the mind will encourage you and strengthen your faith in this area. It is good to attack the issue from all sides: through Bible reading, prayer, daily disciplines and the reading of supportive material. Here are my top picks for Christian Resources for Renewing your Mind.
The Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyer
First, my top choice would have to be the writings of Joyce Meyer. She is a person who lives what she teaches. Her victory in this area comes through in the clarity and wisdom of her writing. This book will teach you how to think and speak in agreement with God’s Word.
Other related Christian resources from Joyce:
- Study Guide
- Kindle Version or Enhanced Kindle (with audio and video!)
- Audio CD
Renewing Your Mind – by Neil Anderson
Second, I find Neil Anderson’s writing on this topic to be very good. “Renewing Your Mind” will teach how to allow Christ to rule in your heart, be led by the Spirit, and tear down mental strongholds. From there, he will take you through several common challenges that people face in renewing the mind. He will cover topics such as Overcoming Anger, Anxiety, Depression, and Losses in life. Key verses and Key Points are clearly defined so you can write them down and use them throughout the day. This is actually Book #4 in Neil Anderson’s Victory series. These are powerful books in establishing you in the faith and spurring your spiritual growth.
Other formats and Christian resources from Neil:
Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
This book will challenge you to analyze your own thinking to see what lies you believe. She covers lies in regard to God, yourself, sin, priorities, sexuality, marriage, and children, emotions, and circumstances. Reviewing the worldly thinking and philosophies that can creep into our minds is another way to pursue the renewing of your mind.
Power Thoughts – by Joyce Meyer
Third, I recommend another book by Joyce Meyer in her series on renewing the mind called “Power Thoughts”. In this book Joyce goes through twelve strategies to win the battle of the mind with 12 Power Thoughts. These may seem simple (such as “I will not live in fear” or “I am difficult to offend”) but they are effective in replacing your negative thinking with positive thoughts.
Other formats and Christian resources:
Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts – Jennie Allen
Fourth on the list is also in Joyce’s series on the renewing the mind called “The Mind Connection.” Joyce expands on this topic by “exploring the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes so you can develop and maintain the right mind-set to overcome every challenge you face.”
Other formats and Christian resources for Renewing the Mind:
The Mind Connection – by Joyce Meyer
Fifth on the list is also in Joyce’s series on the renewing the mind called “The Mind Connection.” Joyce expands on this topic by “exploring the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes so you can develop and maintain the right mind-set to overcome every challenge you face.”
Other formats and resources:
Perfect Peace by Gerald Haug
Sixth is a book about how to walk in God’s peace. This book is written in Pauline style with a theological foundation being laid before application is made. You will walk through an understanding of peace in the Old and New Testaments. From there, a study on the enemies of peace will aid you in removing hindrances to peace that exist in your life. The goal of this book is to see the bondages of worry, fear, or discontentment broken that you might know the Peace of Christ in a greater dimension. This is a powerful and transformative study with questions at the end of each chapter to stimulate further thought and discussion.
The Mom Factor by Cloud & Townsend
Finally, I am recommending a different kind of book. “The Mom Factor” is for individuals with challenging relationships with their mother. Moms almost always have a large impact on their children – sometimes for good and sometimes not. Their influence can impact everything from your self-image to your marriage and your worldview. This book can help you identify areas that need reshaping where Mom played a less than helpful role. This book is not for everybody – but for those who need it, it can have a big impact.