I certainly appreciate a good dose of confidence building every day. That's exactly what I found in Meyer's devotional. I appreciate Meyer writing from her own experience. Sexually abused as a child, she did not grow up with confidence. She had to learn it. Meyer is not writing in theory but as a result of her developing confidence in God's love for her. Since she knows what it is like to struggle with lack of confidence, she wants to help women in the same situation.
I like that Meyer concentrates on women developing their self-image and worth in Christ, not in worldly success or appearance. I like a year devotional on the subject because we women get pressured by the world every day. Confidence didn't happen immediately for Meyer and it won't for us. We need daily encouragement to develop our confidence in Christ.
Does she deliver? Yes. I really appreciate the encouragement in this book. It is based on truth from the Bible. Meyer includes a Scripture, a paragraph or two of encouragement and a prayer. Readers familiar with Meyer know she is not shy in her teaching. Devotionals are about being secure in your identity in Christ, having the right mindset, refusing to quit, stepping out in faith, and much more. These are not feel good devotions but rather hard hitting messages on being who God wants us to be.
This is a revised and expanded edition of the devotional originally released in 2011.
I recommend this devotional to women who need daily reminding of the true basis of image, worth, and confidence. Single women should know some of the devotions are aimed at wives and mothers.
Food for thought: “You can do whatever you need to do in life.” (May 29)
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. She has been teaching the Word of God since 1976 and has been in full time ministry since 1980. She is a New York Times bestselling author and has written nearly 100 inspirational books. She has also released thousands of audio teachings, as well as a complete video library. She and her husband are the parents of four grown children and live in St. Louis, Missouri.
FaithWords, 432 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.