The world seems to have more anger, hatred and violence than ever before. Christians can make a difference in the world and that includes learning how to love people we think hard to love.
I like Meyer's honest and thought provoking book. We can learn how to love and Meyer gives us plenty of examples and instruction on how to do so. She admits it is no easy task. We have to be willing to see our own faults and recognize that we are undoubtedly hard to love at times. She encourages us to make love a priority.
Some thought provoking highlights from the book include being reminded that Jesus considers how we treat others as how we treat Him. We don't have to feel like loving others. We love others out of obedience to Jesus. We have to want to please God more than we want to please ourselves. We need to trust God, that He will provide for us when we love the hard to love. Those are just a few of the great teachings in this book. There are insights on the reasons why people behave so that they are hard to love. There is help to not take offense so quickly. There is encouragement to show mercy to others just as we have received mercy from God.
Meyer is quick to admit that she is still learning how to love those hard to love. Yet she knows that Christians are to be an example to the world. Reading this book will help you receive the practical instruction and strong encouragement you need to get you on your way on the journey of loving those hard to love.
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My rating: 5/5 stars.
Joyce Meyer is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading Bible teachers. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches practically and candidly, openly sharing her experiences and helping millions of people to apply biblical principles to their situations and ultimately find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Her book Battlefield of the Mind has been a perennial bestseller, teaching people how to win the war in their minds and “think about what they think about.” Joyce holds conferences across the United States and around the world, and her Enjoying Everyday Life program is broadcast on TV, radio and online to millions in over 100 languages.
She has also authored over 135 books, which have been translated into over 160 combined languages. Joyce’s passion to help hurting people is the foundation of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, which provides humanitarian relief through its hundreds of global outreaches.
FaithWords, 240 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.)