A feeling is an experience of emotion. While the term “feeling” can be used to describe purely physical sensations, such as touch or pain, in the context of this article we are going to talk about feelings as psychological phenomenon, such as being head over heels in love or simply feeling like a cool dude.
In this review,i will be tackling a book that helps you know more about feelings and how you can manage them. The book i will be reviewing is titled,”Living Beyond Your Feelings”
My review will take you through what the book is ,what it talks about ,its cost and finally my thoughts about the book.
With that,let’s get started on this book review:
Name : Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don’t Control You
Author: Joyce Meyer
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publication Date : March 4, 2014
What It Is
This is a book in which Joyce Meyer examines the gamut of feelings that human beings experience.
She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then – emotion by emotion – she explains how we can manage our reactions to those emotions.
By doing that, she gives the reader a toolbox for managing the way we react to the onslaught of feelings that can wreak havoc on our lives.
Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Timesbestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration. Her background in the ministry and also her being a pastor guarantees you of a good book packed with great advise.
Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes.
Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.
Joyce has authored nearly 100 books, which have been translated into 100 languages. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold.
Joyce hosts a daily TV and radio show, Enjoying Everyday Life®, which broadcasts worldwide to a potential audience of 4.5 billion people. I have watched some her shows and i must say she always delivers on so many issues that affect people on a daily basis.
Joyce conducts approximately a dozen domestic and international conferences every year, teaching people to enjoy their everyday lives.
Her annual women’s conference has attracted well over 200,000 women to St. Louis for specifically themed teachings by her and guest speakers.
Joyce also sponsors Hand of Hope, which provides feeding programs, medical care, homes for orphans, and programs combatting human trafficking.
With all this about her you are assured of a good book that will help you especially in managing your feelings.
What The Book Talks About
Lessons from the book:
If you want to give the devil a nervous breakdown, just get up every day and see how much good you can do.
Our feelings are unreliable and cannot be trusted to convey truth.The sooner we learn feelings are fickle, the better off we are.
The three most harmful negative emotions are anger, guilt, and fear. And anger is number one. It is also the strongest and most dangerous of all passions.
The Christian is unable to sin and not care … They may sin, but they cannot do so comfortably and continually. They are very much aware of their wrong actions, and they are very miserable.
Good relationships require a lot of hard work, education, and willingness to meet each other’s needs.
If we have to wait to see how we feel before we know if we can enjoy the day, then we are giving feelings control over us.
But thankfully we have free will and can make decisions that are not based on feelings. If we are willing to make right choices regardless of how we feel, God will always be faithful to give us the strength to do so.
Living the good life that God has made ready for us is based on our being obedient to His way of being and doing. He gives us the strength to do what is right, but we are the ones who must choose it.God won’t do it for us.
You will invest in something as you live your life, so make sure it is something that will pay dividends you will enjoy.
You can always tell God how you feel and ask for His help and strength, but talking about negative feelings just to be talking does no good at all.
The Bible instructs us not to speak with idle (inoperative, nonworking) words (see Matt. 12:36). If negative feelings persist, asking for prayer or seeking advice is a good thing, but once again I want to stress that talking just to be talking is useless.
Hannah Whitehall Smith, the author of The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, said, “God disciplines the soul by inward exercises and outward providences.” What she means is that God will put into our hearts the right thing to do in every situation, but if we choose not to do it, then He will allow our circumstances to become our teacher.
You can patiently wait for the things you want in life, trusting God to bring them in His timing. Remember that we cannot judge the moral value of any action by how we feel. Our feelings are unreliable and cannot be trusted to convey truth.
No matter what you might be going through right now, I encourage you to make a decision that God will bring you through, and you do not have to be afraid of lack in any area of your life because God is faithful.
I think the content of the book is very good. It is a religious book so it may not be for everyone. It is packed with lots of good advice is practical and down to earth. You just have to be sure to apply it yourself and follow through. No one can change you except you.
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as your questions.
I hope you found this review useful to you