Friday, September 7, 2018

Healing the Soul of a Woman by Joyce Meyer

This book may just be Meyer's best. She includes much of what she has written in her other books in this one. If you have not read anything from Meyer, this is a good place to start.

Meyer focuses on wounded women and their healing. We know that women have been mistreated world wide. If you're a woman, chances are you have been wounded physically or emotionally in some way.

Meyer reminds us that God will use the painful things we have experienced if we let Him. Healing is a process, taking diligence and time. She gives practical steps and techniques as well as personal examples of the way it all works. Meyer is honest in letting readers know of her own successes and failures along the way.

Readers of Meyer will be familiar with her encouragement to control thoughts and concentrate on God's Word. I found new insights that specifically deal with being wounded. I had no idea of the effects of a wounded soul, such as internalizing shame. Meyer emphasizes the difference between “knowing” Scripture and having it a working reality in life. Her section on self pity was not only enlightening but also convicting.

I highly recommend this book to women who have been wounded. This book is not merely theory. Meyer writes from her own experience of being sexually molested by her father and finally, as an adult, being healed. You'll read about the importance of forgiveness and how we must believe God more than what we or others think. You'll learn about boundaries, not giving up, and much more. This is a good book to encourage you to begin the process of healing and to help you each step of the way.

Food for thought: “God's Word renews our mind and teaches us an entirely new way to think about God, life, ourselves, and other people.” (Loc 307/3210)

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. She has written nearly 100 inspirational books. She holds conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world. She lives in St. Louis, MO.

Faith Words, 272 pages. This book releases September 11.

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

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