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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Meyer Narrator: Sandra McCollom Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781607881865
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Ingrained in our culture is the belief that unbending discipline is the only sure way to success. You must go to the gym five times a week, never order the dessert, and don’t even think about buying that dress you keep staring at in the store window. Breaking from such a regimented lifestyle is a sign of weakness, right? Wrong! And Joyce wants to tell us why.

Though setting rules in our lives are important, it’s just as important that we break them from time to time. Structure is a powerful tool, but when diverging from your own goals is seen as catastrophic, it can have a hugely negative effect. Balance is a core value in life, and every once in a while we deserve to indulge in a guilty pleasure or two. So don’t feel bad about straying from your goals from time to time. In fact, embrace it: eat the cookie and buy the shoes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Sandra McCollom interprets the author's work and down-to-earth style with crisp, clear diction....McCollom's power and energy complement Meyer's teachings on the Bible, which stress the importance of starting the day with God, even if it's only 10 minutes....McCollom maintains vocal consistency throughout and provides context with her versatile vocal range. This audio devotional is a good choice to listen to during a short commute or while preparing for work. AudioFile Magazine on New Day, New You
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 4/9/2011

    " Joyce is one of my favorite Christian authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 3/24/2011

    " This wasn't what I expected. I had never heard Joyce Meyer. I liked a lot of her points, but disagreed with... Well, anyway. I liked the gems I got out of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/14/2011

    " Reminder to celebrate life, even during the working times. Take time to enjoy everyday life! I certainly do! Probably eat too many cookies and buy too many pairs of shoes. I live an abundant life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriss | 12/28/2010

    " Not quite what I expected, but I learned something :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/17/2010

    " This book caught my eye and I felt like I needed to read it. It's premise is that God wants a joyful people. It was good to remind myself to lighten up and enjoy the life I have been given. I didn't read it all because after awhile I felt like I had gotten the message. Good reminder! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mum | 10/7/2010

    " Very good book. She has a way of communicating that really gets right to the heart of the subject. I think I will have a Mary day today!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 10/3/2010

    " couldn't finish this book. I liked the idea and I took a lot from it, but it just.....dragged or something. I very seldom give up on a book, but I just couldn't make myself finish it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/13/2010

    " Loved this book. I learned that I am too boring and need to lighten up and learn to celebrate the small things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/8/2010

    " Loved the premise for this book: don't be guilty, God wants us to be happy... but it wasn't enough to keep me reading. Didn't finish, got a bit bored. Just OK for me ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eunys | 6/21/2010

    " Good plan for balance in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 5/23/2010

    " I won this book on Goodreads
    Not what I thought it would be.Thought it would be a funny one.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 4/29/2010

    " I am so enjoying this book... down to earth and practical. "

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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

Sandra McCollom has a passion to see others enter into the life of rest that Jesus offers. She lives in the St. Louis area with Steve, her husband of more than twenty years, and their twin daughters. Sandra thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family as well as reading, writing, CrossFit training, and homeschooling her girls.