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Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak [Kindle Edition]

Joyce Meyer
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer discusses the importance of words in CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE:

"Words are a big deal. They are containers for power, and we have to decide what kind of power we want our words to carry. ... I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future. ... One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have."

Building on the premises of her bestselling books, Power Thoughts and Living Beyond Your Feelings, Joyce examines how we use words-the vehicles that convey our thoughts and emotions-and provides a series of guidelines for cultivating talk that is constructive, healthy, healing, and used for good results.

Topics include:
  • The Impact of Words
  • How to Tame Your Tongue
  • How to be Happy
  • When to talk and when not to talk
  • Speaking Faith and Not Fear
  • The Corrosion of Complaints
  • Do you really have to give your opinion?
  • The importance of keeping your word
  • The power of speaking God's word
  • How to have a smart mouth

In "A Dictionary of God's Word" at the end of the book, Joyce provides dozens of scripture verses, arranged by topic, and recommends that we read them aloud to strengthen our vocabulary of healing words.

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About the Author

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her bestselling books include LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, POWER THOUGHTS and BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND.

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115 of 119 people found the following review helpful
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This latest book by author Joyce Meyer is life-changing, literally. Like every Joyce Meyer book, it is clear, simple, very inspirational, and fully of hope and blessing. It is a book written for Christians, and in my opinion, deeply needed by the church. It is very realistic and practical, not a stereotypical "positive confession book", although it does advocate speaking positively and it does advocate confessing Scripture to walk in faith. It never advises denying reality. Instead, the author champions the concept of "speaking with faith instead of fear", which she explains that "...that doesn't mean that we deny our circumstances, but we do deny them the right to rule over us." In short, this is a balanced book, through and through.

The chapters explain so much about how our thoughts and our words are related to the quality of our lives--and about how we can take control of both our thoughts and our words and then speak and think in agreement with the Word of God. The chapters cover topics like: speaking with hope, speaking foolishly, when and how to speak about our problems, dealing with anger, "fasting our words", complaining, encouraging, loving people with our words, deep listening versus surface listening, self-talk (this was my favorite), gossip, giving our opinion, keeping our word, and so much more.

The author is very transparent. She writes that one key reason she wrote the book was to help herself. She gives many examples of the challenges she has faced, and how much time and effort it took to overcome them; she also admits some problems that she still struggles with. The book includes lots of illustrations of the points she makes in memorable and moving stories.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." That old saying must be one of the biggest lies ever, right?

We all know that words have the potential to hurt us --- not physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Words have the ability to lighten our mood, make us smile or burst into tears, or even cause resentment and bitterness to seep into our hearts. As Proverbs 18:21 tells us, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." (KJV) As the Bible also reveals, it is virtually impossible to tame the tongue. This is proven by the fact that, even though sermons about the effect of our words are presented from pulpits all over the world, we still continue to gossip, complain, criticize, and lash out at others. But what is impossible to do on our own is possible with God. Not easy, but possible.

Joyce Meyer understands the power of words. She admits that she alienated and hurt many people over the course of her life. Because of the abuse she endured as a child, she had plenty of reasons for her negative attitudes, critical spirit and harsh demeanor. But she eventually realized that this behavior wasn't producing positive results. More specifically, as stated on page 12 of her book, she learned that, "If a person continually sows negative thoughts, attitudes, and words, he will produce negative results in his life. Likewise, if he sows positive, life-filled thoughts, attitudes, and words, he will see good, positive results." When she began to study God's Word on the subject and applied the truths she found there, she gained major victory in this area. Meyer shares her wisdom in her latest book, CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "WHAT THE POWER OF WORDS CAN PRODUCE!" September 11, 2012
Joyce Meyer, one of the world's leading Bible teachers with her TV and Radio Broadcast, delivers a presentation on the power of words and how our own words can have a positive or negative effect on our future. The author clearly portrays the importance of words, and how the difference can also change your life. In addition, she evaluates how words can control our emotions and thoughts, why we should use guidelines to ensure we are using constructive words, and how healing and healthy words produce good results. Included with her topics of discussion are ways to be happy, keeping your word, when not to talk, and much more. There are also scripture verses and healing words included in this comprehensive and concise presentation. Interesting, inspiring, and uplifting!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book really DID change my life. November 13, 2012
By Kellyb
Format:Kindle Edition
I have never been rude or ugly to other people.. but I have definately been mean to MYSELF. Almost every word I spoke to myself, either in my mind or out loud, was negative. My life has been a virtual mirror of Joyce's life. Sexually abused by father and mother was an alcoholic. I always thought that I could fix them if only I was the perfect daughter. Of course , no one is perfect, so I have lived a life of shame, guilt and utter misery. I am learning so much from Joyce who I believe has an annointing from God to teach us HIS word and to teach us how to LOVE ourselves and others regardless of their faults. I thank God every day for her teachings and helping me grow in my relationship with myself and God.
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Change your words, change your life. September 28, 2012
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I am the Grandmother of 10 beautiful grandsons and four great grandchildren. One of my grandsons has chosen the wrong path and spent his 19th Birthday booked into Orange county jail in Orlando, FL. I recently traveled to Orlando to a family reunion with most of our family, however, Cody couldn't be there so I went to the jail to visit him. I had never been to a jail before so I took one of my other grandsons with me, he is the same age as Cody. I prayed, and read Joyce Meyer's book, Change your words, change your life, all the way down on the plane. This book helped me to know what to say to Cody without getting emotional. It is a constant reminder to stop and think, before I talk. I loved the book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book
Joyce Meyer writes excellent books of wisdom. And this is another one. I learned alot about the words I speak. Reminding me to watch what I say.
Published 1 day ago by Alesia L. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
amazing book a must read
Published 7 days ago by Maurine Moyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Change your words, change your life
It was an easy reading book and an eye opener. I liked the examples and stories that went along with the points she was trying to get across, some her own life experiences. Read more
Published 8 days ago by cbernier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book! Definitely recommend it!
Published 17 days ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Uplifting Book
This book is so uplifting. Great dictionary in the back is great to use on a daily basis for different situations we faced every day.
Published 18 days ago by Janet
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
read, follow it and believe in it and it will change your life.....
Published 18 days ago by jfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Joyce is so common sense and it does make a ...
Joyce is so common sense and it does make a difference. Your words do make a difference in your attitude, your actions and your faith. So helpful.
Published 21 days ago by Amy Nicola
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not religious, but is teaching me to shut my negative mouth!
Published 28 days ago by Mrs. Sylvia E Sullo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Happy customer!
Published 1 month ago by Sandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Joyce!
Blessing me daily and I'm not 1/2 way through yet!!
Published 1 month ago by Nurse Jackie
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More About the Author

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.
Joyce has authored nearly 100 books, which have been translated into 100 languages. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold.
Joyce hosts a daily TV and radio show, Enjoying Everyday Life®, which broadcasts worldwide to a potential audience of 4.5 billion people.
Joyce conducts approximately a dozen domestic and international conferences every year, teaching people to enjoy their everyday lives. Her annual women's conference has attracted well over 200,000 women to St. Louis for specifically themed teachings by her and guest speakers.
Joyce also sponsors Hand of Hope, which provides feeding programs, medical care, homes for orphans, and programs combating human trafficking.


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