Thursday, March 30, 2017

20 Ways to Make Every Day Better by Joyce Meyer

Do you think we can enjoy every day God has given us? Meyer is convinced we can and has written this book to help. It's not what is going on around us that makes the difference, she writes, but what is going on inside us.

Meyer believes there are specific things we can do to make each day better. She has taken what God's Word teaches and identified twenty principles for us. We need a good foundation so Meyer starts with that – conversing with God. She continues on by giving principles that help us get each day off to a good start, that require new steps for us and ones that break detrimental patterns in our lives.

I really like how practical Meyer is in her teaching. For example, on her chapter about dreaming, she reminds us that we must set goals. She also reminds us of the importance of our thoughts, something I've come to expect from Meyer and appreciate greatly. She also says we must submit our dreams to God, a step often neglected in books like this one.

I like Meyer's honesty too. For example, she suggests that many people experience bad days because they are not doing anything that gives them a sense of purpose. One antidote is helping others, another of her principles.

I was happily surprised by some of her principles. Learn something new, she suggests. Be adventurous, seeing each day as an opportunity. And one principle I'll need to remind myself often, be patient with myself.

I highly recommend this book to those looking for an encouraging book to help have a life more like the one God has in mind. The principles Meyer suggests are biblical and life giving. You may want to have a notebook with you when you read this book as Meyer has included practical suggestions at the end of each chapter for putting each principle into practice.

NOTE: the publisher is offering a Joyce Meyer Sampler if you order the book through them before 4/31/2017. You can go here to see the offer, find out more about the book, and watch a book trailer.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her daily broadcast airs on television networks and radio stations worldwide. She is a New York Times bestselling author and has written over 100 inspirational books. She travels extensively and is a popular speaker, holding many conferences each year. You can find out more at https://www.joycemeyer.org/.

FaithWords, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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