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Eat the Cookie...Buy the Shoes: Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up Hardcover – April 13, 2010

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"Sandra McCollom interprets the author's work and down-to-earth style with crisp, clear diction....McCollom's power and energy complement Meyer's teachings on the Bible, which stress the importance of starting the day with God, even if it's only 10 minutes....McCollom maintains vocal consistency throughout and provides context with her versatile vocal range. This audio devotional is a good choice to listen to during a short commute or while preparing for work." (AudioFile Magazine on New Day, New You ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Joyce Meyer has been in full-time ministry since 1980. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy inspirational books. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life television and radio programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences in the US and abroad.

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: FaithWords; First Edition edition (April 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446538647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446538640
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Antoine D. Reid VINE VOICE on March 24, 2010
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Joyce Meyer's new book 'Eat the Cookie ... buy the Shoes' has a really simple theme: celebrate. Meyer takes on a subject that many Christians and even people in general have a hard time grasping in their lives - celebrate your accomplishments, life and the little things and stop sulking, moping, dwelling on past mistakes. Through the course of the book, Meyer explores all of the occasions a person should have reason or cause to celebrate. She also relates passages from the Bible to back-up her theory that Christians are supposed to celebrate and be happy; it's not just right but a mandate by God. It's not exactly a new, groundbreaking theory but it's an interesting read and something you don't hear or read many Christian authorities and authors writing on.

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.
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Every once in a while, I find myself reading a book that is serendipitous: the message I need, at just the right time.

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.)
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First, the description on the Amazon page I saw for this product was misleading-- I thought this would be a CD, but it's a book. That problem aside (which will hopefully get corrected) the message in this book is good-- that we deserve some time and luxury in our lives, and that it's ok to treat yourself and not always deprive yourself of what you want. But there's not a lot of new information here and the title pretty much tells the story. I think Joyce Meyer brings positive and helpful messages generally and provides good lessons in how to live life, but sometimes in an effort to create another product to sell, the substance isn't always there. I prefer some of her other books, like Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind.
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It's ironic. I am feeling extremely guilty for reviewing a book about how not to feel guilty. Sigh. The book is BORING. I am not sure, but I think Joyce cranks out books by the dozen. I am sure she is a nice lady and she runs a wonderful ministry but the writing is not something you want to call your friends and share. It's not painful, it's just uneventful. I am having the hardest time finishing it and I have had the book staring me down for months. Nice lady, nice ministry, boring book. The premise of the book is that too many of us are feeling self indulgent and uptight for wanting the accessories of life - the new shoes, the cookies. I think I might have a bit of an ethical conflict with this premise as too many of us are, well, overweight and in debt. Perhaps those self imposed restraints are a good thing to be fostered. I honestly don't think many of us need any encouragement in the indulge yourself a bit habit, nor in creating ceremonies to celebrate. If anything I think more of us need to start some serious soul searching and embracing our frugal natures. How about we celebrate long walks with our kids, using the library and eating less?
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Joyce Meyer takes on several topics around the themes of relaxing and celebrating. She makes a case for breaking out of the regimented routine many of us have created for ourselves and argues against accepting guilt that many of us feel. Instead, she argues that we should celebrate - our lives, ourselves, and the God who invented partying.

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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