ABOUT THE BOOK (237 pages): You, my friend, are a unique and wonder-filled creation.
You are valuable beyond your ability to comprehend treasure. In the entire universe, for all eternity, there is, and will always be, only one you. You were designed for, and placed on, planet earth to complete a mission that only you can complete.
Yes, it’s true—you are a unique and wonder-filled creation. Here’s the downside—you don’t believe it.
Do you know why? It has to do with your heritage as a human being—you’re broken.
You are not to blame. It is not your fault.
Ever wonder why you don’t understand your true worth?
Ever wonder where your beliefs about you came from? Ever wonder why you are the way you are? Ever wonder where the Motives that inspire you originated? Or, why certain Affections rule your heart—why your Desires are sometimes darker than you would care to admit—why you experience negative Feelings that regularly bring unwanted grief—why your Actions can, at times, be a source of confusion and loss—and, why you are haunted by negative and persistent Thoughts you wish would just go away?
These are the primary questions God’s system for success addresses in this book.
God will rewire and restore your Motives, Affections, Desires, Feelings, Actions and Thoughts (MADFATs).
You will be transformed by the renewing of your mind as you follow the Biblically based and simple system outlined within. You will possess a clearer vision of your purpose and realize your soul’s restoration.
Your heaven-guided, spiritual vision will clear and you will fully discern, grasp and assume the fullness of your unquestioned and royal place in the kingdom of light.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." -- Nikki Giovanni That certainly describes James Bars as he came to the end of self-sufficiency. When life became meaningless and desperation consumed him, James began a search for hope, purpose, meaning and wholeness. It is not by any virtue that James Bars has discovered how to help others. Rather his failures are the bedrock upon which God began to reach him and move him to share the hard lessons learned. You are on planet earth. You know many of the same struggles. But do you know the Way up? Do you have a system for success?
Thanks, James, Blake, & Fred, for the read. Here is my review:
“When you connect with God and allow His Spirit to direct your MADFATs, your life will come into harmony with His intention for you, and you will find great pleasure and joy in making healthy lifestyle choices,” James Bars and his son, Blake, write in their book, God, Please Rewire My MADFATs.
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We are made up of our MADFATs, Motives, Affections, Desires, Feelings, Actions, and Thoughts. The authors want us to find freedom from negative MADFATs, and have written this book to help us position ourselves so God can do that. “This book has been designed to help facilitate the healthy, fruitful gardening of your heart, mind and soul by exposing you to relevant concepts of science, as well as the inspiring light found in the Word of God.” (101)
This book is a combination of scientific knowledge and spiritual insights. We are given information as to how the brain works, how patterns are formed and dissolved, how our view of God shapes our brain, and how negative and positive thoughts affect our brain. They explain how change happens, including neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. They write about the role of visualizing, meditating, writing, and practice. To be transformed, we must continually access and receive the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit and His life changing power.
This takes practice and effort. The rewiring guides have the purpose of exposing our soul to God's transforming work. “Regeneration of the soul is God's department. You can, nonetheless, enable Him to do His work by creating an environment within you where His healing, restoring powers will be effective.” (65)
The last half of the book consists of Practice Sheets. The idea is to repeatedly rewrite the affirmations, helping the new neural pathways to be solidified. Each day of the week focuses on one topic and they are repeated weekly. The authors remind us that this is a process and documenting the journey allows us to record what works and what doesn't, the Scriptures that influence us, etc.
There is a great amount of material in this book. Much of it should be read over and over to help the truth get into the inside of us. There are over fifty weeks of Practice Sheets so we know this book is not a quick fix – it is a process of change in thinking, believing, and practice. Reading this book is a commitment and I recommend it to those who are serious in their desire for transformation.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
James Bars and Blake Bars began working together in 2007. Both graduated from Eastern Oregon University, James with a BS in Business and Blake with an MBA. Blake currently manages a health food store. James is a human behavior consultant, Christian counselor, and board certified Master Life Coach. You can find out more at www.MyNewMadfats.com.
Home of Love Publications, 252 pages.
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This book hits at the heart (or mind) of a lot of our issues in life. And this was a great book for me to read on the heals of Joyce Meyer’s Mind Connection. It’s like a deeper look into the tricks your mind can play on you.
People who enjoy a more scientific approach to things will like this book especially because the author talked about the brain and the way it functions. I am not a scientific type of person so I did have trouble focusing at times because that’s just not how I learn but that’s okay.
There are a lot of good things in this book. Early on, on page 15, the author writes, “Homeostasis is your system’s tendency and ability to maintain internal stability. Anxiety, worry, fear, resentment and anger, as well as negative motives, affections, desires, feelings, actions and thoughts of any type, contribute to a lack of homeostasis and thus add to your level of stress.” I found that to be extremely interesting.
Later, on the same page, James writes, “Fear cannot be satisfied. Satan knows this and strives to keep you fear-based and stressed, so he can steal, kill and destroy your life.” Good stuff right there.
The end of the book has worksheets so you can work on rewiring your thought process. If your MADFATS need rewiring (and whose don’t) this might be the book for you.
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God, Please Rewire My MADFATs. What?! The title didn’t make a huge amount of sense to me. But, the description of the book was interesting. Renewing my mind is a Biblical concept, so I was in. While reading this book you can almost hear the soothing sound of the person writing the book. The words alone in the book will calm you. I found this book overwhelmingly positive. It was encouraging. There were short, easy steps on how to renew you mind. The book comes complete with the worksheets and instructions to go about renewing your mind. I enjoyed the concept of the book. I think you will also.
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This very interesting guide deals with explains how : Motives; Affections; Desires; Feelings; Actions and Thoughts are really ourselves, and how they form our beliefs and actions.
This is a very detailed , easy to understand guide, that you really need to take the time to invest in studying and learning the lessons , see how it applies to your life and come to understand why you do the things you do.
While it is a large book, it includes large sections of worksheets that would be great for personal or group study. I found this to be personally enriching, it is different from most study formats I have used.
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God, Please Rewire My MADFATS is a workbook that could be used with your Bible study. It is a 52 week study that helps you to focus on and with God’s help rewire your motives, affections, desires, feelings, actions, and thoughts. The first half of the book is 11 chapters that explain and give guidance to how to start renewing your mind and becoming the person God wants you to be. I have read Mr. Bars work before and he has such a nice, simplistic way of explaining ideas where you do not feel overwhelmed. Again this would be a beneficial exercise that would go along with your daily Bible reading, but should not replace it. I received a copy of this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.
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I was not really sure what my MADFAT'S were, however now that I do, I am glad that I read this book. I am able to understand how my non-action emotions effect me. I also really like that the book is based on a song approach that is easy to read and follow. The practice sheets were very helpful as well. This is a great tool before interviews and bedtime to have a clear head. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy, all opinions are my own.