Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by giggil
Condition: Used: Good
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life Hardcover – April 2, 2013


See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$19.99
$7.88 $1.18


Frequently Bought Together

Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life + Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak + Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
Price for all three: $48.48

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: FaithWords; 1 edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455517380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455517381
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

She writes with a deep understanding of scripture, and takes Romans 12:21 ('overcome evil with good') as her central theme, suggesting that the key is to overwrite bad habits with good ones.' Christianity Since you're in the (good) habit of reading, try this. Along with God's word, it can transform your life! -- Elaine Hill The NEWSpaper --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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.
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 combatting human trafficking.

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.

Customer Reviews

It is an easy to read book.
Tiffany Bell
Not only was it very practical and enjoyable but easy to understand.
moneca graham
Good habits can be developed and bad ones broken.
Joan N.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Joan N. on April 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We all have habits. Some are good and some are bad. Good habits can be developed and bad ones broken. Joyce wants to help us do exactly that.
Joyce invites us to change our life by changing our habits. It will take time and effort but if we commit, we will succeed.
She asks us to make a list of all the habits we want to make and the ones we want to break. She suggests we start small by choosing one then use the principles in this book to work on it. We will eventually get to them all.
Romans 12:21 and Galatians 5:16 are foundational. Controlling our thoughts is key. "Live by decision, not be emotion." (12)
Throughout this practical book, Joyce gives examples from her own life and the lives of others.
She begins with the God habit. Without the habit of spending time with God, we will not be able to develop any other good habits. "Seeking and spending time with Him is our most vital need." (21)
She is quick to point out that changing habits takes a strong commitment, an investment of time, and hard work. With God's help, we can do it.
Joyce includes many practical tips and, as one might expect, our words and thoughts are at the top of her list. Joyce writes, "In my opinion they are the starting point for breaking all bad habits and forming all good habits." (38)
She includes practical advise on making decisions.
She suggests we concentrate on the good habits as that will solve many bad habits.
Her teaching on the habit of happiness is excellent.
She reminds us to take action, the habit of faith.
She encourages us to excellence and admonishes us to take full responsibility for our actions, and to have integrity. She outlines four steps to quit making excuses. She helps us quit the hurry habit, as well as emotional habits like self-pity.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Holly Weiss VINE VOICE on April 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We all have habits in our lives created consciously or not. Joyce Meyer's book help us to separate the good from the bad and gives practical suggestions on how to eliminate those that are not helpful to us. Her main point is that we should focus on what we want to do, rather than obsessing on what we no longer want to do. Controlling our thoughts (reprogramming our internal computer) is a forceful tool to accomplish this. Other salient points are repetition of good habits, teaching yourself to be organized, and being active in doing the right thing.

She gives us hints on breaking habits such as hurrying, having to be perfect, and being irresponsible. The book encourages us to create worthy habits such as:

* Making wise decisions
* Becoming physically healthier
* Being happier
* Cultivating generosity toward others
* Addressing our addictions whether they be to cell phones or artificial stimulants.

The book is conversational and encouraging in tone. The author is a prolific writer in the Christian evangelical world. Much of the book is devoted to scripture references and how to commune with God.

Reviewed by Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By tracey johnson on April 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Bottom line.....any habit, good or bad, can be broken within 21 days with commitment and dedication. Joyce uses great, sometimes funny, examples to drive her point home! Love it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
Hot off the presses is MAKING GOOD HABITS, BREAKING BAD HABITS, a brand new book by Joyce Meyer, bestselling author and one of the world's leading Bible teachers. According to Meyer, we all have habits, both good and bad. What we often fail to realize is just how those habits affect our choices, actions and attitudes. But habits are learned, which means bad habits that steal our peace and joy and prevent us from achieving success can be "un-learned." Of course, it's not enough to break a bad habit. It's vital that we replace that bad behavior with something positive. And that is exactly what this book explains.

In the introduction, we are informed of a recent study by Real Simple magazine, asking its readers what habits they wanted to break. Among the most popular answers were cell phone addiction, nail-biting, self-criticizing, cluttering, eavesdropping, watching too much television, never finishing projects, driving too fast, shopping as entertainment, and hitting the snooze button. Meyer goes on to say that if we tried breaking all of these habits at once, she could pretty much guarantee failure. The key is to choose a single habit that you want to overcome and work to conquer it before moving on to the next. She then asks readers to make a list of the habits they want to make and the ones they want to break, choose one, and use the principles laid out in this book to make it happen.

So what are those principles? Well, Meyer has come up with a practical plan of "14 new behaviors that will energize your life." Each chapter covers one specific behavior. Those behaviors are:

The God Habit --- talks about putting God where He belongs.
Thoughts, Words, and Habits --- teaches how the way we think affects how we talk.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By M. Walker on August 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover
In order to save you some money, I will condense this book for you.

"If you have a bad habit, go to God so He can help you solve it."

When I wish to learn how something works or to do something like break a bad habit or form a new habit, I read everything I can get on the subject.

I got the audio version of this book and find the reader's voice annoying and she has a "nagging mother" type of style. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. This style may well work for a lot of people to form good habits and break bad ones if you listen and do what the author tells you to do. This style does not work for me, however.

The author also uses a Christian evangelical style. I am a Christian and very OK with that approach except for the fact that she uses the word God just about every other sentence and then quotes Bible passages. And that would be OK if she would not then quote chapter and verse.

In trying to swim through the preaching (you're preaching to the choir sister!) and constantly coming to the roadblocks of chapter and verse, I didn't get much help on breaking or forming habits except to go to God and "just do it".

By FAR the best book I have read on the subject of habits is: "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" This book tells you how habits are formed in the first place, how they ingrain themselves, how to identify them and break down the behavior patterns leading up to them, and how to form better behavior patterns and thus break the bad habit and form better habits.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search