Saturday, October 1, 2011

Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer

The average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many of us often feel like we're controlled by our emotions. Our lives would be much improved is we controlled them.

In LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, Joyce Meyer examines the gamut of feelings that human beings experience. She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then - emotion by emotion - she explains how we can manage our reactions to those emotions. By doing that, she gives the reader a toolbox for managing the way we react to the onslaught of feelings that can wreak havoc on our lives.

In this book, Meyer blends the wisdom of the Bible with the latest psychological research and discusses: the 4 personality types and their influence on one's outlook, the impact of stress on physical and emotional health, the power of memories, the influence of words on emotions, anger & resentment, sadness, loss & grief, fear, guilt & regret, the power of replacing reactions with pro-actions, and the benefits of happiness.

My thoughts...

Meyer encourages people to not let your feelings determine how your day goes or how you make decisions, etc. Too many of us are living according to our feelings and as Christians we can't do that and live peacefully. Meyer says we must be careful what we say as our words effect us greatly. Our words impact our lives so speak positively and stop complaining and all negative talk.

Our choices can be difficult at times so don't be hasty, pray about them. Think positively. Don't let your feelings have a say!

Meyer brings in the 4 personality types... if you are choleric be careful you don't try to control people or situations. you are melancholy you tend to think a lot and want everything done a certain way. If you're phlegmatic, you tend to ignore things that should be confronted or get up and do something about that pile of laundry instead of just sitting in a chair. If you are the sanguine type you tend to be more serious and not very humorous. You become more balanced as you allow God to control your personality.

There are many interesting facts, lots of scripture to back up what she is saying. I enjoyed the book and highly recommend it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers, with her TV and radio broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airing on nearly 450 television networks and 400 radio stations worldwide, including ABC Family Channel, Trinity Broadcast Network, Daystar, and the Word Network.

Her bestselling books include Battlefield of the Mind, Look Great, Feel Great, The Confident Woman, Never Give Up! and Power Thoughts.

Joyce holds conferences approximately 15 times each year, worldwide, speaking to thousands.

1 comment:

anonymous said...

Joyce Meyer is someone that I have heard alot about but haven't read anything she has written, your review makes me think I need to check out some of her books.