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Bestselling author and TV preacher Meyer takes a step beyond her bestseller Battlefield of the Mind. She offers a 12-step program to help readers conquer the negativity that naturally plagues the mind, leaving readers free to enjoy life and pursue their goals. Using themes from other books in her ample catalogue--worry, perseverance, managing emotions--Meyer breaks her suggestions into several digestible lists, backed by a "Power Pack" of Bible verses at the end of each chapter. She offers enthusiastic encouragement, but also requires action, here in the form of practice, discipline, and continual meditation on the 12 motivational thoughts. Critics of the positive thinking movement (Meyer obliquely acknowledges a debt to the pioneering Norman Vincent Peale) will continue to find downsides in this book, among them failure to sufficiently acknowledge the pain of suffering and an ignorance of intractable mental illness. Critics of Meyer will say she sounds like an infomercial ("You will see amazing results"). Yet her many fans will continue to appreciate her upbeat attitude and her ability to offer practical tips on the toughest topics.
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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, I Dare You, and Never Give Up!
Joyce holds conferences approximately 15 times each year, worldwide, speaking to thousands.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: FaithWords; 1st edition (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446580368
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446580366
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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145 of 149 people found the following review helpful By O. Brown HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 15, 2010
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This latest book by Joyce Meyer is her follow-up to her best-selling "Battlefield of the Mind"--the "next step"--which gives you "specific insights and strategies to help you build powerful mind-sets to empower you to live in a place of strength, success, and victory every day". And it truly delivers. The author writes that the mind "can be a junkyard or a treasure chest" and in this book, she shows how. I would consider this not a book to be read over lightly, but a manual to be read once and then studied, digested, and most of all--practiced in daily life.

The book has two parts. The first part gives a general overview of why the mind is a battlefield, why we as Christians must take every thought captive, and how this is done. It has been years and years since "Battlefield of the Mind" came out (and thus years and years since I read it) but it seems to me that the first part would be an overview or refresher on what that book covered. Once you understand the basic principles involved, you are ready to go on to the second part. The second part is the meat of the book--a group of specific tools--12 beliefs that are vital in a Christian's life in order to live in victory. Each belief is one chapter and at the end of the chapter there is a "Power Pack" of Scriptures that the belief is based on for you to memorize. I found the structure of the book really helpful in being able to use it on an ongoing basis.

I read the book last night and today, but am going to be working with it for far longer. I'm going to write the Scriptures down for memorization and (as the book suggests) focus each week for the next 12 weeks on one of the beliefs. The first one is "I can do whatever I need to do in life through Christ". Another is, "I am difficult to offend.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By JG Happyface on December 27, 2011
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I recently began reading this book because I was fed up with my negative bad attitude and wanted to control my mouth instead of having it control me. This book is a great tool to read with God's word. I recommend using the three month plan she mentions in the beginning of the book and also to pray every time you pick up the book that God would use it to benefit your life in following him. I know I want to be pleasing to the Lord not a fowl odor, so I knew I needed this book. And man can I see a difference! I am so much more positive it's almost like I am a different person! And you know what? I am a different person, God has freed me from the curse of the tongue and I am thankful for this book in which the Holy Spirit led me to buy. Don't miss this chance to have freedom in your life, you will be happy and others around you will be too!
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Bluegrass Mama on September 26, 2010
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Once again, Joyce Meyer has written a down-to-earth motivational self-help book for Christians in Power Thoughts. Meyers uses basic cognitive therapy ideas combined with a biblical approach to combat your thoughts to change your world. She teaches the importance of thoughts and how to control them in her book, Battlefield of the Mind, but this book goes one step beyond, encouraging readers to meditate on scriptures to keep their minds renewed daily. In Power Thoughts, Meyers illustrates a "Power Thoughts Program" which she has developed to assist in gaining and maintaining control over your thoughts in order to transform your life. This is a 12-week plan to maintain the life God desires for us.

This book is positive, realistic and easy to read and understand. Readers will enjoy her honesty and no-nonsense approach. This book is a great read for anyone who wants to improve their life and further develop their relationship with God. Her Power Thoughts Program is simple and doable. "We become what we think." Proverbs 23:7

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my HONEST review. The opinions in this review are solely mine.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By lovetoread on October 22, 2010
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I picked up this book because I have found many of Joyce Meyer's books to be of help to me in my Christian Journey. I read an excerpt and realized from it, that I had fallen back into some old habits about how I think or look at things.
This book is a helpful reminder that 'it's all in how we look at it'. It also reminds us what God's promises are to us during tough times and what our attitude needs to be.
I found particularly helpful the Think about It sections.
As always, Joyce Meyer is easy to read and she encourages you to read the Bible and look up things you don't understand. Not all of her books are for me, but this one seemed to really hit home.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By KGonzalez on October 5, 2010
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I must say that this book is the absolute foundation of everything in life. Whether its regarding relationships, career, family, health, this books applies to all. In order for anything else to work how you want in life all starts with positive thoughts. If you are looking for a book to renew, improve and change your thinking, and learn how to have a good,postive mental attitude, this is the book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By otmama on March 10, 2014
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I want to say first that I am a fan of Joyce Meyers and will probably purchase this teaching in book form. The reason I purchased this teaching in audio format is b/c I really like her style and enjoy listening to her speak! My disappointment lies not in the content but in the fact that it is read by Joyce's daughter and is just rather flat and monotone - not at all like listening to Joyce! It does say on the cover in smaller print that it is read by Joyce's daughter, but this escaped my attention before purchase.
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