Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Living Beyond Your Feelings - Controlling Your Emotions So They Don't Control You by Joyce Meyer - a review

Joyce Meyer's newest book, Living Beyond Your Feelings - Controlling Your Emotions So They Don't Control You is a book I have needed to read for a long time.  This book discusses many different emotional states and how our minds react to those emotions.  She explains how we can manage our emotions in different situations so that they don't control us.

I know for myself, I allow my emotions to have a hold on me, especially stress.  When I'm stressed my body reacts in many different ways.  I felt Joyce gave me a 'pep talk' on how I need to change the way I react to the stressful things in my life.

Throughout the book, Joyce helps you to understand some of your feelings and explains how God has supplied us with what we need to keep our emotions from controlling our life. But we must ask God for His help in our emotional situations.  She makes it a point to let the reader know that if they cannot get their emotions under control then their emotions will take control of them.

At the beginning of the book there was a quote that really struck me.  The quote is from Jonatan Martensson and it says, "Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf."

I really enjoyed this book and plan to reading it again and again as needed.  I would recommend it to anyone interested in getting their emotions under control.

On a 5-Star scale - 5-Stars.

I would like to thank Sarah Reck with Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Group, for my review copy.  I received my Advanced Reader Copy for free in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.

Smiles & Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, maybe I should check this book out. I read a Joyce Meyer book years ago (recommended to me by a woman I babsat for) and liked what she said then.