eat the Cookies… buy the Shoes by Joyce Meyer
Discipline discipline discipline. Structure is a way of life. Make sure you hit the gym 5 times a week. Do not splurge on yourself. Never give in to desert and never ever fall for the gorgeous pair of shoes in the window.
In Joyce’s new book, eat the Cookies… buy the Shoes Joyce explains how we were not built for guilt. Using biblical stories Joyce Meyer reminds us how God likes to celebrate, and while we shouldnt give in to our every whim… we certainly can celebrate and enjoy “cookies” that come our way.
Ok…. confession time. I would like to think that what this book is telling me is go ahead Sheila…. eat ALL the cookies you want!
Or…. moderation…. shmoderation! Get the shoes….. get all the shoes!
Ok, I am just being funny. I really did enjoy this read because I came from that world that Joyce Meyer’s describes. There was a time when I thought that I had to always be on my game… that I was never to falter and had to remain structured and disciplined at all times. What I found interesting is that is where Joyce once was as well, and like her – our worlds were bland.
Joyce in a light humorous manner explains in this book why it is ok to enjoy life and what is has to offer. Moderation of course is the word, and making good choices, but God does want us to have fun…. and the sooner I learned that the better my life became all the way around.
If you woke up this morning with more body parts that don’t hurt than those that do, you are blessed.
If you have food, clothes, and a place to live, you are richer than 75% of the world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, or spare change at home, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthiest people.
If you have never experienced the dangers of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of the five million people in the world.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than two billion people in the world who can not read.
eat the Cookie… buy the Shoes page 100-101
I also had the opportunity from Hachette to review the audio version of this book. The audio is read by Sandra McCollum, who is Joyce Meyer’s daughter. While the audio is handy to listen to while driving, and I really like that…. I almost hate to say this,but the reading was not what I had hoped for. Sandra’s voice felt to me like she was reading to a child and gave me the impression she was always talking down to the listener. I am hopeful that is just my opinion. I was unable to finish the audio for that reason.
Overall – the message in the book/audio is an easy one to follow with gentle reminders of how we can live out our lives fully as God had planned being able to be who we are He created us. I found it enjoyable and refreshing.
I received both the book and audio from Hachette Books