No matter what your past, Meyer says, you can begin again. You have to be willing to take that step but God's grace will enable you.
This is another biblical and very practical book from Meyer. She begins with the underlying biblical basis for beginning again. She covers how to deal with your emotions, defeating the giants in your life, taking that first step, refusing to give up, learning from past mistakes, embracing plan B, dreaming again, and much more.
Meyer has included many inspirational stories of people who could have quit but instead began again. She has lots of practical steps to take based on the Word. All of it is wrapped in the necessity of having a deep and abiding relationship with the Lord.
God created you with unique gifts and talents. This book will encourage you, no matter what has happened before, to begin again in living the live God has for you. And just in case you don't know God personally, there is a prayer of salvation at the end.
Food for thought: "God wants you to participate in the miracle He is doing in your life." (110)
From acclaimed motivational author and speaker Joyce Meyer comes a brand new book You Can Begin Again - released through FaithWords. Well known for her teaching abilities on God's Word and life lessons from her own experiences, she presents seventeen chapters on beginning again. Her message is that no matter what, you can do things differently and begin afresh with a new sense of rebirth.
The book's chapters are divided up into three segments: New Beginnings, What's Stopping You?, and Today Is Your Day. Chapters include a variety of stories drawing from Joyce's own past life, tales about true underdogs, miscellaneous quotes, scriptures, lists of things to do, and an ending summary. The premise presented by Joyce is that there are no limits to what God can do in your life when you surrender it to Him and pursue a daring future.
I enjoy picking up the occasional book by an inspirational author. I like Joyce Meyer, and while I may not agree with everything she mentions in her books, I still find her ideas encouraging. You Can Begin Again forced me to examine where I was at in my stage of spiritual growth. Did I need to change my schedule, my thinking habits, or the way I handled stress? Yes, it presented truth - I realized that it's beneficial to live outside of our limiting boxes of self-reliance.
I didn't fathom how detrimental and unhealthy it was to house negative thoughts when it comes to living a passionate life for God. There's no reason to pull yourself down. You want to reach up and thrive. Joyce Meyer gave me meaningful bits and pieces to chew on. Was I going to remain where I was at, fall deeper into a tedious plan, or break out of my self-created wall? This book helped open my eyes to what I didn't see before.
I really, really liked this title by Joyce Meyer. It has all that is needed for a quick and heart-stirring read during a busy and hectic day. I would recommend reading one chapter daily for a full reflection on her words. The only thing that I personally didn't agree with was the idea of generational curses. Regardless, it was mentioned little and didn't ultimately detract from the rest of the book.
I highly recommend You Can Begin Again to lovers of Joyce Meyer's work, readers who are looking for motivation, and to wandering souls who are searching for second chances.
This book was provided to me by FaithWords in exchange for my honest review.
Too often in life, we wait til the end, to reflect back on all the chances we had to do things differently. Then we wonder why we are suddenly filled with regret for the choices we didn't act upon or roads we didn't take. Too often we fail to follow through with choices because we are being held back by the beliefs it's simply too late and we accept the hand in life we are dealt, instead of taking a step of faith and choosing something different. An opportunity to begin again before it's too late.
Best selling author Joyce Meyers invites us all to simply begin again in her latest book You Can Begin Again. Using real life examples of people who have faced challenges that would cause most of us to dig a hole and crawl into, these people chose to begin their lives again with the challenges they each faced. To a man who believed he want to learn to play the piano and did all he could to learn to play his best, who ultimately freezes when he faces his first competition; to a young model who had everything in life going her way, walks unexpectedly into the propeller of an airplane and leaves her with facing a life unlike any she ever had expected if she lived; to a sculpture who was given a gift through a dream that would forever change what he would do with his life after facing a life with no future in it.
Joyce couples each of these with biblical examples of people who too, have had to face insurmountable odds stacked against them. How using stories like Jonah and Job we can see that when choosing to follow what God has in store often times leads to blessings beyond our wildest dreams but more importantly how we can chose every day to take one simple action that will lead us in a path for a brighter future instead of falling down and staying down. There is simply too many examples to share with you but know that my copy of her book is filled with passages that I have highlighted to help me when I find myself overwhelmed by the circumstances life hands me unexpectedly.
We can learn that despite how we feel we can chose to live a life we dream instead of simply waiting to the end of our lives and wishing we had taken the opportunity to do it sooner rather than not at all. There is simply something in this book for everyone to gain some insight into what you are facing. Do you find yourself struggling with weight loss, finding a job, struggling with loss, health issues, perhaps just finding a reason to get out of bed each morning? Or perhaps you know someone who could use a bit of a motivational push in the right direction? Then pick up this book today and realize that it's simply never too late to begin again!
I received You Can Begin Again by Joyce Meyers compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own. I have loved listening to Joyce's messages for years now and reading her motivational and truly life changing books because she gives it too you straight and doesn't sugar coat anything. She encourages you to leave your pity party of one and take a different path, to live your dream and make it a reality. To rise above the difficulty of life and embrace the blessings God has in store for you. You just never know, the life that you have always wanted, stands right in front of you, if you are willing to simply take a step in the right direction! I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars!