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Eat the Cookie...Buy the Shoes: Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up Hardcover – April 13, 2010
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Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit her website at www.joycemeyer.org.
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The Good: Even as a male, I found the topic refreshing. Too often in books written for the 'good and obedient Christian', we're lectured on how we're not doing right by God and how we're flawed and need to repent and will never get over the sins we've committed. Well, Meyer takes on this subject and turns it on its head. This is a very light, happy, celebratory piece of literature. She lectures the Christian but not in the manner of telling him/her that they have been bad and there's no way to recover, but to lecture them by saying 'lighten up!' She encourages us to party, to treat and indulge ourselves within reason, to take vacations and time off, to set goals and to figure out how we can improve our lives. It was refreshing and uplifting to hear such an authority in Christian faith like Joyce Meyer saying it's okay to take time out to celebrate, to have fun, enjoy life and that by doing so you may actually become a better Christian. The text is full of helpful tips on getting more enjoyment out of life and everyday living.Read more ›
Joyce Meyers' "Eat the Cookie ... Buy the Shoes" was just such an experience for me. Meyers writes about the importance of celebration in life, as well as the importance of discipline. The titular cookie and shoes are metaphors for learning to keep a proper balance in life.
Meyers' colloquial style is enjoyable, and her advice is sound. She provides examples from her own life to explain why both discipline and celebration are important factors in life, and even the need to celebrate having discipline around a problem area. A celebration can be a nice walk in the park and does not need to be something costly at all.
While Meyers writes from a Christian perspective that I do not necessarily share in its entirety, I found much encouragement and value in the pages of her latest work.
(Review based on advance readers' copy.)
It was all a good point - in the first chapter and maybe the second. However, she stayed on the same point for the entire book and simply gave more examples and Scriptures to support the basic points of the book. This made the book seem simplistic and repetetive to me.
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A really interesting book that tells you that you can still love God and God loves you even if you slip. We make ourselves feel guilty God doesn't.Published 4 months ago by Kate
I like Joyce Meyer. Of course this is just personal opinion.Published 14 months ago by grindstone247