Being thankful will change our lives, Meyer writes. It will release joy, affect our prayers, and keep us focused on the positive, on our blessing instead of our problems. In case we think Meyer writes in theory only, she shares many of her experiences, giving readers realistic insight into her own life of trials and struggles to be thankful.
There were some surprises in this book. One was Meyer identifying thankfulness as a sign of spiritual maturity. Another was the revelation that Paul never prayed that peoples' problems would go away but that they would bear them with a good attitude.Meyer covers many topics, giving practical suggestions on being content, understanding the purpose of trials, being positive without ignoring reality, being generous, the necessity of humility, and much more. In case we are at a loss as to maintaining a consistent attitude of thankfulness to God, she has included an Appendix with thirty specific suggestions.
This is another inspiring yet practical book by Meyer. If you have trouble being thankful, reading this book will definitely get you on the journey.
You can watch the book trailer here.
Meyer has also created a journal to help us get in the daily habit of being thankful by journaling our thankful thoughts. You can read my review of that book here.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Her program, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs around the world on television, radio and the internet. She has authored more than 130 books, which have been translated into 155 languages, with over 65 million of her books distributed worldwide. The mission arm of her ministry, Hand of Hope, provides humanitarian outreach through out the world.
FaithWords, 208 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)