God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  March 2, 2015
God's Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation Book Cover God's Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation
David Sexton
Reformation Heritage Books
January 15, 2015
160

During the seventeenth century, English Puritan pastors often encouraged their congregations in the spiritual discipline of meditating on God and His Word. Today, however, much of evangelicalism is either ignorant of or turned off to the idea of meditation. In God s Battle Plan for the Mind, pastor David Saxton seeks to convince God s people of the absolute necessity for personal meditation and motivate them to begin this work themselves. But he has not done this alone. Rather, he has labored through numerous Puritan works in order to bring together the best of their insights on meditation. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, Saxton teaches us how to meditate on divine truth and gives valuable guidance about how to rightly pattern our thinking throughout the day. With the rich experiential theology of the Puritans, this book lays out a course for enjoying true meditation on God s Word.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation by David Sexton. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Please read this book if you want to be a good disciple.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful book on meditation.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great book about strategies on how to keep your mind stayed on God.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a book I would recommend to all believers.”
Reviewer: Michael Boiling
Rating: 5 Stars

“As I read Saxton’s book, I found the Puritans to be constructive in their approach to meditation.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 5 Stars

“Get this book and put what you read in it’s pages into practice!”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was tremendously blessed by His work and will surely recommend it to others as well as return to it in the future.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book highly for believers to renew their love for the Word of God through biblical meditation.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great book and I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

God’s Battle Plan for the Mind is a much needed resource for all Christians.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars!”
Reviewer: Constance Reeder
Rating: 5 Stars

God’s Battle Plan for the Mind is ideal for those interested in either a Biblical view of meditation.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 4 Stars

God’s Battle Plan for the Mind is one of those few books that every Christian should take time to read.”
Reviewer: LaRosa Johnson
Rating: 5 Stars

God’s Battle Plan For The Mind would be a good book for new or seasoned Christians to learn from on biblical meditation.”
Reviewer: Dave Jenkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this important book for anyone who isn’t already greatly benefiting from meditation or anyone who would like more perspective on what the Puritans think about this subject.”
Reviewer: Jeff Oien
Rating: 5 Stars

“Buy the book, apply the technique. There is little doubt that meditating on the Word of God is both biblical and necessary for growing in the knowledge of Christ.”
Reviewer: Andrew Spencer
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a very good summary of what the Puritan teachers described and urged in the practice of Biblical meditation and an excellent resource for those who do not currently practice Scriptural meditation and excellent motivation to spur you on if you are already in the habit.”
Reviewer: Doug Newbell
Rating: 4 Stars

“This was an excellent treatise on what Biblical meditation is and is not and the importance it plays for the Christian’s growth.”
Reviewer: Debi Martin
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a super helpful book on biblical meditation.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book very helpful.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is for the everyday Christian and church-goer who wants to learn more about something that could truly transform their life and thought patterns.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a most excellent book, much needed in every church and by every child of God.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 3 Stars

“I like this book as a personal study tool.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found God’s Battle Plan of the Mind very helpful.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 5 Stars

“Christians who read this book can see how meditation and prayer can be tied together, and also how meditation can be an act of worship to the Lord.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“We all need to grow in godliness, let Saxton point you to those “doctors of the souls”, the Puritan’s, to help you do this better.” Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a worthy resource for any Christian who is looking to be convicted, challenged, and edified in the area of biblical meditation.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“It is a pleasure to commend God’s Battle Plan for the Mind to Christ’s Church.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Tomes
Rating: 5 Stars

Biblical Meditation presents a cohesive, persuasive look at the Puritan practice of meditation.”
Reviewer: Alaina Torrey
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is an excellent guide on the correct way to participate in biblical meditation.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will help you in your Christian walk.”
Reviewer: Benjamin Shaw
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very useful book that deserves and will repay slow, careful study.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

I found this book to be exceptionally well written, it is be an excellent book on meditation.
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 5 Stars

“All who read this book will benefit from the theology of meditation and the history which are incorporated into this book.”
Reviewer: Josh Aguilar
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book needs to be owned by all Christians who are serious about growing their faith.”
Reviewer: RA Jameson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is perfect for new Christians and for those wanting to refresh themselves on the topic of biblical meditation.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book as a great resource for beginning this necessary practice in the Christian walk.”
Reviewer: Hannah Christmas
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a well-laid out, hard-hitting book on the topic of Biblical mediation.”
Reviewer: Melissa Merritt
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are looking for a good concise review of the puritan literature on meditation, this is your book.”
Reviewer: Cheri Strange
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is an excellent, edifying book that I’m happy to recommend.”
Reviewer: David Hodges
Rating: 5 Stars

“…the church of Jesus Christ will be greatly strengthened and made far less “superficial” as her members read and apply the soul-stirring contents of this book!”
Reviewer: Josh Dear
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Jim Lee
Rating: 5 Stars

“I whole-heartedly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“…be encouraged by the fact that dwelling on God’s Word is a refuge for the weary soul. If you need some direction on the journey, Saxton, along with the dozens of Puritan voices he shares, offer hearty companionship.”
Reviewer: Sarah White
Rating: 5 Stars