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You Are What You Think

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"Attitude is everything." It's what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who fail. And it's easy to see-in other people. It's not as easy to recognize when our own attitude needs adjustment, or to know how to change it.
In You Are What You Think, David Stoop shows readers how to use self-talk to make positive changes in their attitudes and beliefs. Sel
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Jan 13, 2014 added it
This book was particularly interesting to me for a number of reasons. The most relevant to my life however being that it really dug into the minds of those who tend to have stress problems or have problems dealing with the rise of anger and anxiety. Not to say I have any of these issues, but my mom and I were discussing the terms of the issues in light of others we know and I decided to read up on it. So in the end this book came along and it was actually very interesting to find out some of the ...more
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is honestly one of the best self-help books I've read so far. It talks about God in s simple yet very profound way. What I loved about it was that it's easy to practice in your daily life ever since you begin reading it. Also, if I could say I learned something in specific is that the "should's" are demands that we put on ourselves or others and that has helped me a lot making a big impact in my emotions. ...more
Fai Kavochi
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The outcome of how we feel about events that take place in our lives is not a result of what happens to us but it's a result of our belief system ...more
Yoshi X
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read!If you have a hard time expressing your feelings effectively, this is a great guide in learning to do so.
" Being assertive begins with the ability to confess your feelings, meaning you have to first, accept them."
Mark Melton
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Self Talk

This is one that I will want to read again. I enjoyed the insight into how you can focus your thoughts to shift your perspective and gain control over your emotions. Would highly recommend!
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
It could definitely be good for a lot of people, but for me it feels too much like they are saying you have to believe in the Christian God in order to be your best self. While I understand the idea behind it, that just isn't for me. So I decided not to continue reading. ...more
Mary Nee
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thought the first half of the book got more to the point. Got repetitive and all little off track by the end. Could take some good points from the book, but not my favorite self help book.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good reminder to think about what I'm thinking about and work on changing my Self-talk. ...more
Mar 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
Generally this book is good, but it is very heavy on religion which I am not a fan of.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
What I got out of this book is that the author believes that is it okay to acknowledge why you are thinking what you feel, such as your anger, but to look at it and sometimes changing the way you think about the feeling or what is causing the feeling, can better help one to adjust. For instance, he writes that if someone is feeling depressed, try to do something – anything really – to help move yourself out of depression. He says that just being actively involved in something can help one with d ...more
Gary Potratz
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the one element that most Christians are missing in their daily lives.
He delves into the topic of positive Self-Talk or Faith-Talk if I were to define it.
It is a powerful force that can change the course of your life if used in the context of faith.
In a simplistic form, it can be misconstrued, but used in the right way it can be a powerful tool and blessing in your life.
I thought it was a book that I wish I had read when I was much younger so I could apply the concepts in each phase of l
Oct 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who are interesed in learning more about depression
This book is an inpiration to people like me who have suffered from this sickness for years and area stil stuggling with it. The book allows you to understand how your emotions and feeling work together in making you believe the things that you believe. There is a series of test for you to take so you can figure out how well you really know yourself and love the person you are. The book is a great asset to a collection and i definately think you should read it. I may help out in anyones life a g ...more
Trish Izzo
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book - very focused on one specific topic - self-talk. Dr. Stoop goes into a lot of detail about how this is formed and how it affects us, as well as how to change it so that we can have a more positive and even healthy life.

I have enjoyed hearing him on the New Life Live radio show, so was excited when this showed up as a free Kindle download on Amazon. I would recommend it for anyone who struggles with this issue.
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is my first inspirational book ever. Tackling different behaviors and reactions that everyone goes through so I personally think any individual can relate to this Self-Talk/Self-Help book. It specifically touched the topics about anger, guilt, depression, worry, anxiety, fears, stress, and assertiveness. I learned a lot from this book and I hope I can bring use in my life what I learned from it. :)
This book is similar to " As A Man Thinketh by James Allen", the only difference is that this book supports its theories with bible verses,Manly from the Book of Job. It has good tips on how to reshape your faith, gain control of stress, how to get rid of guilt,anger,anxiety and how to instill self-discipline and self-control. ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written

This book was very well written and really helped me to improve my self-talk. I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with their emotions and negative thinking.
Nov 21, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: ... you think you are
No matter who you are, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E really is everything - it's what makes the difference in every aspect of life....A man without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls..... ...more
Mar 07, 2011 is currently reading it
"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:... Proverbs 23:7 (kjv) ...more
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Absolute truth. Words all should learn from and follow in day to day life.
Dani Miller
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
this book is all about attitude.... it easily gives you tips on postive self talk and making changes in your life.
Jack Bond
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very well said and appreciate his views
Rebecca Lyles
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book with deep thoughts regarding how we view life and the choices we make. I plan to read it again someday.
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Considering I'm taking alot of Psy classes right now, this book really didn't tell me anything I don't already know; but, it could be helpful to others. ...more
Nov 16, 2010 is currently reading it
Helpful. The power of positive (and Biblical) thinking.
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
It"s very good I recommend everybody to read it ...more
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good to read when you are getting down on yourself.
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
helps you with your stinking thinking, helps you to recognize lies you've believed your whole life ...more
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David Stoop, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. He received a master's in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.
He is frequently heard as a cohost on the nationally syndicated New Life Live! radio and TV program.
David is the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California. He is

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