Saturday, November 09, 2013

You Can Experience Real Love,
Acceptance & Guilt-free Living
By Joyce Meyer

OVERVIEW: In God Is Not Mad At You, Joyce will help those who haven't truly received God's love because they are afraid of His anger and disapproval. She explores the source of this confusion, so His genuine character can be better understood and His love can be experienced on an entirely new level. Chapter titles include: *Perfectionism and Approval *The Pain of Rejection *Guilt and Shame *Developing Your Potential *Run to God, Not from Him *Getting Comfortable with God.

AUTHOR: Joyce Meyer's TV and radio broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. She travels extensively, holding conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world.

MY REVIEW: I like these words from Joyce in chapter one: "It is important for us to remember that God's anger is directed toward our sinful behavior rather than toward us. If you feel guilty right now and are afraid that God is mad at you, then you are miserable. But your misery can be immediately changed to peace and joy by simply believing God's Word. Believe that God loves you and that He is ready to show you mercy and forgive you completely. Believe that God has a good plan for you life. Believe that God is not mad at you!"

That about sums up what this book is about. Joyce points the way to real love, acceptance and guilt-free living. Now! Right at this point, I suggest you stop and read my DISCLAIMER at the top of this blog. Hopefully you will understand that I am not reviewing Joyce Meyer's doctrine, worldview or all that she says or doesn't say in this book. It shouldn't be necessary for me to say this, but I have found that some feel it is. My review of this book is simply that―a review of this book.

I like this book and believe it will be helpful to many. Do I think it will solve all of anyone's problems? No. I don't think any book does or that she thinks this one or that the other dozens that she has written does that. I like this book and I like Joyce. I recommend it for its intended audience.

(I received this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for a fair and honest review.)


Mevely317 said...

Interesting, Clif. Earlier this year when Cara passed, then Tom was diagnosed, I feared it was my fault - God was getting back at me for all the awful things I used to do. Now, of course, I realize that's silly ... but it seemed very real at the time.

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