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Approval Addiction
Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone

By Joyce Meyer
Read by Pat Lentz

     "Knowledge leads to deliverance." - Approval Addiction by Joyce Meyer

     In Approval Addiciton, Joyce Meyer asks her Christian audience if they "live under a burden of guilt and condemnation, feeling unrighteous, unworthy and insecure while looking for the approval of others." If this sounds like you, then Meyer has the spiritual answers to help you regain your personal joy and become a better person.

     Meyer tells us the "need for approval and acceptance from others affects your personal relationships, your prayer life and your personal ability to be promoted in life."

     Her three-part program on conquering approval addiction starts with "accepting who we are in Christ, understanding we aren't perfect and that it is okay." The second part is addressing "specific addictions that hinder our walk with God and how we can overcome them." Part three contains the general truths about "our wholeness with God and where we're heading in our lives." Through personal examples and relative scriptures, Meyer shows God's people how to improve their lives and please God without selling out to others. The more Meyer personally grows in Christ, the stronger her messages to fellow believers become. I highly recommend this inspiring, self-help book to all true believers.

     Actress Patricia Lentz narrates the audio version of Approval Addiction. She recently read In Pursuit of Peace, also by Joyce Meyer. Lentz's calm voice takes listeners quickly through the book and on to a better walk with God.

The Penny (a novel) [audio]
Any Minute (a novel) [audio]
A New Day A New You [audio]
Starting Your Day Right /Ending Your Day Right Box Set
Power Thoughts Devotional [audio]
Trusting God Day by Day [audio]
The Power of Being Thankful [audio] 
Closer to God Each Day
My Time with God [audio]

Wake Up to the Word


Power Words
Let God Fight Your Battles [audio]
Good Health, Good Life [audio]
Worry-Free Living [audio]
Enjoy Your Journey [audio]

NONFICTION TEACHINGS (regular hardcover)

Approval Addiction


Battlefield of the Mind   
The Confident Woman
Confident Mom [audio]
The Power of Simple Prayer   
The Love Revolution   
Never Give Up!   
Eat the Cookie, Buy the Shoes   
The Secret to True Happiness 
Look Great, Feel Great  
In Pursuit of Peace  
I Dare You
100 Ways to Simplify Your Life 
Seven Things That Steal Your Joy
How to Hear From God  
Knowing God Intimately  
Living Beyond Your Feelings
Do Yourself a Favor...Forgive
Power Thoughts
Change Your Words, Change Your Life
[audio 1 ] [audio 2]
Making Good Habits Break Bad Habits
The Approval Fix
You Can Begin Again
God's Greatest Gift
Closer to God Each Day
The Mind Connection
Me and My Big Mouth!
Living Courageously
The Power of Being Thankful
Get Your Hopes Up!
God is Not Mad at You [audio]
The Battle Belongs to the Lord
Seize the Day [audio]
20 Ways to Make Every Day Better [audio]
UnShakeable Trust [audio]


The Book

Time Warner Audio Books
April 5, 2005
Audio CD / Abridged edition - 5 CDs
Nonfiction / Inspiration / Self-esteem / Assertiveness

The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2005
© 2005