How can we find the calm and quiet we need to be truly content? Through a diligent analysis of Scripture, Joyce discusses twenty-one ways to rediscover "the peace that passes all understanding." Journey with her and learn how to be at peace with God, yourself, and others.
The #1 bestselling author explores the myriad ways readers can experience a life overflowing with tranquility.
Joyce Meyer has been teaching the Word of God since 1976 and in full-time ministry since 1980. She is the bestselling author of over 50 inspirational books, including Secrets to Exceptional Living, The Joy of Believing Prayer, and Battlefield of the Mind, as well as thousands of cassettes and a complete video library. Joyce's Life In The Word radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting "Life In The Word" conferences. Joyce and her husband Dave are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.
Meyer, author of more than 50 books and host of widely distributed television
and radio programs, revisits themes from previous books as she expounds on
what it means to live at peace. The book is broken up into three sections,
walking readers through being at peace with God, with themselves and with
others. Meyer states that she now "enjoy[s] a life of peace that often passes
understanding"-a remarkable feat for one who grew up in an abusive home and
struggled through a difficult first marriage. However, exactly how Meyer
arrived at this emotional highland remains a mystery; her journey is not
recounted here, with the exception of small, often insignificant incidents
(frustration over losing a parking place, dealing with children who spill
things, arguing with her husband). While there are many helpful principles
(trust God, don't overschedule, learn to overlook small offenses), Meyer's
writing is shallow and her approach to scripture simplistic. Her "health and
wealth" biblical approach becomes apparent in the chapter on avoiding
financial pressure, where she states, "God wants us to prosper, but not out of
proportion to our spiritual growth.... God will release more and more to us as
we grow spiritually." (Sept.) Forecast: Warner Faith has sold more than 1.4
million copies of Meyer's titles in just the last year. Copyright 2004 Reed
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