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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Meyer Narrator: Pat Lentz Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831638
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There is an epidemic of insecurity in society today. Many people suffer from an unhealthy need for affirmation. They are not capable of feeling good about themselves. For some, the quest for approval becomes an actual addiction as they seek self-worth from the outside world because they can’t find it within. Joyce Meyer understands this condition, the need for seeking approval from others to overcome feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. The good news is that there is a cure: God provides all the security anyone needs.

In this inspirational book, Joyce’s goal is to provide a pathway toward freedom from the approval addiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Meyer, author of the million-copy bestseller Battlefield of the Mind plus more than 60 other books, addresses the constant need some people have for approval…Meyer knows what she’s talking about, truly loves God and wants people, with God’s help, to overcome their addiction to human approval.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Joyce Meyer points out that some of us require constant approval…Her comforting and reassuring presentation sets the tone for introspection, learning to limit apprehension, and creating a stress-free environment for personal reassessment.”

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/14/2014

    " I would have only given this book 4 stars, but I didn't want the author to get mad at me. I'm kidding, of course. I need to keep this book nearby just to remind me every so often that there are so many different values and interests that people have, and there's no way to please everybody. There are a lot of talented people doing their thing, yet their thing may not be something that interests me in the least. The same is true for what I can do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Venus | 2/10/2014

    " This book is awesome well worth reading :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 1/25/2014

    " Thought this was a very good book. Deals with insecurity issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/14/2014

    " 10.16.12: Passed this book on to a church rummage sale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/13/2014

    " Very good book. Joyce is straightforward and direct. In this book she is encouraging us to overcome an addiction to people pleasing., not that there is anything wrong with pleasing others, but it can become a habit that controls our lives and we need to put pleasing God first. She explores the causes and outcomes of this addiction. The main cause is insecurity and low self-esteem.The answer? Knowing who you are in Christ!We are accepted and loved by God through faith in Jesus and that is really all we need. Very true and a great "self-help book that is Biblically based. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristan Anne | 1/8/2014

    " It dragged on a lot, but the message was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 1/6/2014

    " Very applicable and timely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/6/2014

    " This is probably my favorite book by Joyce Meyers. It's about putting God's approval above people, but of course, not in a rude way, ignoring people's feelings, but in a loving way. Help you not let people's opinions get in the way of the journey God put you on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl Banister | 12/25/2013

    " I loved it. I cried. She is a very intelligent and insightful woman and I felt that I was in a room listening to her talk to ME when i read the book. I highly recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Jacobs | 12/22/2013

    " I see lots of my own ways in this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Revcarmen Aka | 12/21/2013

    " You must read all her books are off the hook! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lsia Copenhaver | 12/17/2013

    " I've taken notes on this book that I still have in my journal. Still refer to them to this day. (Read this back in 2005). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/23/2013

    " still reading. LOVE IT SO FAR. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 9/13/2013

    " Learned soooo much from this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn Dunham | 8/23/2013

    " one of joyce's best books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dora Traynor | 12/26/2012

    " I love EVERYTHING Joyce Meyer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrystal | 6/24/2012

    " This is like a wonderful workbook to keep our motives straight, our thinking clear, and our heart turned to Christ vs. seeking man's approval. We all seem to get in the approval-trap from time to time and this pulls me out quite quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly Ann Haselden | 5/16/2012

    " It woke me up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 5/12/2012

    " This was a very difficult read for me; maybe because I had to look into the depths of an addiction that I did not realize I even had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz S. | 4/25/2012

    " This book is so great I have re-read it periodically "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/2/2011

    " How to be a fundamentalist Christian.:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bj | 3/15/2011

    " I have only read part of it and I liked it, God speaks his Will and Ways right thru her 2 me like no one b4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy B | 3/8/2011

    " Makes you realize how much you do for the approval of others. Encourages you to please God more and people less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Jacobs | 2/20/2011

    " If I'm good enough for the Lord, I'm good enough for anyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/7/2011

    " Many good biblically based thoughts in this book about how to achieve peace and happiness with ourselves and others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adel10 | 1/1/2011

    " I love Joyce Meyer stuff. I am inspired by her life and her courage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl | 12/4/2010

    " I loved it. I cried. She is a very intelligent and insightful woman and I felt that I was in a room listening to her talk to ME when i read the book. I highly recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 8/24/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Especially liked the "nuggets" of information in the side margins. Giving me this information along with biblical support helps me to see areas in which I need to improve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/28/2010

    " If I'm good enough for the Lord, I'm good enough for anyone else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 12/22/2009

    " I don't need other people's approval to enjoy life! Yay! :0)

    I'm on page 34.

    Good book for you, or to give you understanding for what others are feeling and why they behave the way they do.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/13/2009

    " How to be a fundamentalist Christian.:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Revcarmen | 1/16/2009

    " You must read all her books are off the hook! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienna | 12/30/2008

    " I did not realize how we are seeking for someone's approval. Joyce Meyers lays out it for real! I am a writer, always seeking for feedback, and if you think about it...I am seeking other people's approval! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 12/5/2008

    " Makes you realize how much you do for the approval of others. Encourages you to please God more and people less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 10/22/2008

    " Excellent book that describes me to a tee; especially this year.
    Christian based. "

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About the Author
Author Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than eighty inspirational books, including The Secret to True Happiness, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books, her first venture into fiction with The Penny, and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings, as well as a complete video library. Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Meyer and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in Saint Louis.

About the Narrator

Pat Lentz is a narrator of several audiobooks, including Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone and In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment.