Brain Washed by Pastor Manny Arango helps readers overcome toxic thoughts by learning to live with the Mind of Christ instead of the Mind of Adam. The Mind of Adam perpetuates toxic thoughts about God, ourselves, and others.
The book’s first part discusses the mental framework of the Mind of Adam, which is marked by independence, insecurity, and isolation. The second part of the book shows how The Mind of Christ moves our thinking from independence from God to intimacy with God, from insecurity to identity, and from isolation to interdependence with others. The Mind of Christ is constantly at work to redeem our thoughts about God, ourselves, and others.
The journey from the Mind of Adam to the Mind of Christ offers divine approval, which leads to identity, humility, confidence, and true abundant life. I’ve found that once a person really believes and accepts the approval of God, their aching need for applause shrivels and dies.
At first, it was difficult for me to think past the negative connotation of being brainwashed. As I read the book, I understood the positive aspect of having our brains washed with the Mind of Christ and abandoning our human tendency to think with the Mind of Adam. The author guides the reader to transform thoughts by accepting our God-given identity.
Intimacy with God is the undeniable catalyst for adopting The Mind of Christ. Adopting the Mind of Christ requires a change of perspective on life so we can recognize opportunity and blessing when they are presented. The Mind of Christ requires that we also adopt the eyes of faith, gratitude, and victory.
The Mind of Adam seeks pity and sympathy. The Mind of Christ is full of power and strength.
Whenever we’re unaware of our true identity as sons and daughters of God, we grab the next best thing, which is our purpose. In my personal journey, I had to realize that the gift to preach and preaching itself were created things that had the power to exalt the Creator, but equally had to power to become idols in my life.
This book is a great resource to help wash your brain and transform your thought life. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.