Posted by: irenesroth | January 5, 2011

A Review of Joyce Meyer’s Most Recent Book

       Eat the Cookie….buy the shoes:
       Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up
       Joyce Meyer
       New York: Faith Words, 2010, 190 pp., $24.99

       I have read most of Joyce Meyer’s book, and she
       never fails to amaze and encourage me to be the
       best possible woman that I can be. Although she
       writes for both men and women, I think her
       message is especially relevant to women,
       especially in this book.
       Her message is that we should not feel guilty
       to celebrate our successes. We are not guilt for
       guilt, and individuals who are guilty cannot live
       a fruitful and self-actualized life that is
       healthy and balanced. She has eight keys to
       happiness. They are as follows:
       1. Eat a cookie…buy the shoes. Do something
       that you like and that you enjoy and don’t feel
       guilty about it.
       2. Experiment to see what you really enjoy in
       life. Choose at least ten different things.
       3. Reward yourself for progress and don’t beat
       yourself up if you fail.
       4. Learn to lighten up. Don’t be so intense
       about life and its problems.
       5. Celebrate discipline because its not your
       enemy but your friend.
       6. Discipline yourself to celebrate.
       7. Celebrate because you are worth it!
       8. Celebrate Jesus because He is the greatest
       and most awesome gift that we have.
       If we follow these tenets, we will indeed be
       much happier and much more fulfilled. 
       Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
       Rating: 4 stars



  1. I will right away seize your rss as I can’t find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any?
    Please allow me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

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