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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Love Out Loud by Joyce Meyer (Book Review)

Title: Love Out Loud: 365 Devotions for Loving God, Loving Yourself and Loving Others
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Faith Words

About the book: Jesus said, "You must love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." - Luke10:27

If one had to choose a single verse in the Bible that is a formula for successful living, this would be the one to live by, says Joyce Meyer: love God, yourself and others - in that order.

Many Christians get mixed up about love. They know they should love God and others, but many do not understand that loving oneself is one-third of God's equation. They mistakenly think of it as selfishness or self-aggrandizement.

Joyce Meyer believes that this misconception is one of the greatest pitfalls in the Christian journey. Loving oneself in a balanced, healthy manner is essential in order to have healthy relationships with God, ourselves and others.

Drawing upon her previous work and teaching series as well as original devotions, the author of Power Thoughts examines the three loves that we've been commanded to exhibit.

My thoughts:  What better thing to immerse yourself in learning about, for a year no less, than love.  With a devotion for every day of the year, Joyce Meyer once again is able to to hone in and give us nuggets to ponder each day. 

Each devotion is just a page long, beginning with a scripture, followed by words of wisdom from Joyce, and ending with some direction on who to love for that day (God, others or self) and some leading in how to do that.

Whether you are looking for a devotional for yourself or for someone you love, this would make a great gift.  I think it is applicable for a man or woman, or a mature teen looking to grow their relationship with God. 

You can find Joyce Meyer online at http://joycemeyer.org/ on Facebook, or Twitter.
~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Faith Words in exchange for my review.~

Publisher/Publication Date: Faith Words/Nov 2, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-446-53847-3
368 pages




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