- It’s 180 pages long.
- It’s got a cover you won’t find anywhere else – this is definitely an Andy B special!
- There are 47 chapters and, while you can sit and read it one go, it could also give you a nice daily time of exercise for your brain for, well, 47 days. Why is it 47 chapters? Because 50 chapters seemed far too sensible and round a number.
- It’ll have you laughing and cringing.
- It’ll have you wincing and smiling.
Just a Thought… (Volume 1)
2 Minutes a day can change your world and Just a Thought... does exactly that!
What people have been saying about Just a Thought...
A Devotional With A Difference
This is a great devotional book indeed, but it is different from any other devotional. Andy B. writes about everyday life in an unpretentious humorous way that will make you smile, and open up the important issues of the Christian faith for all to see. Other devotionals begin with God, but Andy begins with where we are in life and leads us to God. This book would be an excellent gift to give to anyone, especially someone curious about the Christian faith.
I got my digital copy tonight for $6.00. Hey, that’s what you pay for a fancy coffee at Starbucks. 6 bucks for hot flavored water?! No thanks. I’ll sit down instead with a steaming cup of Earl Grey and the latest offering from Andy B. I’m already up to chapter 5. Short chapters are perfect – for squirrels like me.
I bought your new book, Andy B, and am enjoying it immensely. Some of these I’ve already heard, but some not. It’s good to read them all again.
Say What – An Introduction?
To the many people that know me well, my random thoughts seem normal. Or so I keep telling myself. After all, we all have them, don’t we? We accept that a pregnant woman may well desire the weirdest of food combinations, and it makes sense, after all.
Sweet and Sour – one example of two things that shouldn’t go together, but just do. Grapes and sugar is another one. Also, cliffs and home – well, if you’re English, and you’re on a ferry coming home to England.
We all put things together that don’t make much sense. My favourite toasted sandwich is Bovril and Tuna Fish…because it just makes sense.
Just a Thought… is a collection of my pregnant brain thoughts. Only I’m not female. You get the idea, no?
It’s sort of like a devotional with a topic per day to get your brain working, that refers back to faith in one way or another, and usually via a route never expected. Think of this as your earlier morning stretching, but to get those kinks out of your mind.
You can think of me as the Shackleton of brain thoughts. Or the Christopher Columbus…ooh potatoes…I’m hungry again.
Just a Thought… is better than a caffeine shot – which I don’t drink anymore due to a heart that is a drama queen. Actually, thinking about it, my lack of caffeine has led to an abundance of Andy B 2 Minute Videos, from which this book finds its roots.
Anyway, if you’re ready to expand your mind, or just get it warmed up, read on.
Everything in a person flows out of their heart. The whole of life is heart work flowing from enlivened thoughts. Truly thoughts matter!
Jesus said you would know a tree by its fruit. The fruit of a tree is a consequence of the root it’s connected to. An orange can never come from an apple tree root. The core of who you are is evidenced by your life thinking and actions resulting. That’s why what is on the inside is so much more important than what is on the outside. Interior work matters. You can temporarily mask, bury, or fake the veneer of your world, but one day it will show.
Ultimately, what’s in your heart will reveal who you are.
Little, daily and consistent choices shape it all. Little thoughts, anchored to bigger truths, for a flourishing God-sense life!
The thoughts and inclinations of the heart shape the reality of who you and I are. They shape our thinking, which ultimately shapes our actions. So this book is about more than thoughts. It’s about ordering our lives under the good grace of God in the mix of this brilliant and broken world.
The disarming invitation of this book is that we might “let God run some diagnostics as you listen to the Holy Spirit!”
This book is a fizzy bundle of word-full, picture-rich, kingdom-shaped possibilities! Whole-life discipleship, lived-theology, and grown-up experience rings true here in vivid detail and radiant colour.
Andy offers us a collision of the ordinary and unexpected in the beckoning of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. Just a Thought… is “a collection of pregnant brain thoughts.” But it’s so much more than this. Andy reflects a determination, character, and grasp of God in His loving purpose and wise ways.
Thoughts are the incubation unit for the firing pattern of neurons, which eventually leads to a new way of being.
Proverbs 23:7 captures an enduring truth when it says, ”As a person thinks, so they are!” So may the thoughts of our lips and the lived truths of our hearts be truly pleasing in your sight. For you, Lord, are my Rock and my Redeemer!
Revd Johnny Douglas