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Never Give Up!
Relentless Determination to Overcome Life's Challenges

by Joyce Meyer
Read by Sandra McCollom


This audio book arrived at my doorstep just in the nick of time...

"Never to Give Up!" is a gentle reminder of putting one foot in front of the other. Joyce's goal is to empower us through instruction and scripture about perseverance and faith. Joyce starts by sharing stories of historical figures who never gave up. And she is ready to go beyond the norm in her teachings to get the point across. Characteristic comparisons between Christians and certain birds prove it. Her comparisons with the eagle, chicken, magpie, kookaburra, vulture, parrot, cuckoo, peacock, pelican, canary, crow and more will have some believers saying, "Oh me..."

Joyce first explains we need to begin with ourselves. We need to value, respect, and take care of ourselves. We are advised to press in, press through, and press past the tragedies, situations and mistreatments. Do we want to experience the pain of pressing through or the pain of giving up and failing?

 There is an interesting chapter confronting fear which lists seven specific fears. Joyce enlightens followers on how excessive fear / behavior can put a believer out of balance. In another chapter, she explains why "going through" can be good for us. Suffering, experiencing, and surviving are a part of growing.  She also gives sage advice on overcoming obstacles to success—clearing hurdles such as personal problems, wanting too much too soon, inconvenience (in an instant society), selfishness, etc. And, of course, she explains how one needs to get past anger, pain, etc. to be set free. Of course, all her teachings include anecdotes and scripture.

In Never Give Up!, Joyce speaks to both leaders and followers. This title is for anyone and everyone trying to survive in today's economy, today's world. I've barely touched on the content of the audio. Meyer is known for giving listeners / readers their money’s worth.

I don't like to speak personally when reviewing an inspirational audio. My personal walk with God is just that, personal.  But with the way things are these days (economy, etc.), I just have to say, getting this audio when I did was a lifesaver. Listening to it gave me the added strength to push through the last couple of months. I came away with a visual of leaning into the wind (adversity) and making choices best for me. I have discovered more about myself since listening to Joyce's audios. The most important is not allowing others to rob me of being me. Everyday, heading out to work, I'm reminded of how thankful I am that God accepts me as I am—quirks and all. That keeps me going and makes me honor and praise him all more.  It's the variety of characters that make a book enjoyable. We should view life in the same way. Listeners, expect to feel empowered and to see yourself more clearly by the time you hit the off button.

Daughter Sandra McCollom offers a crisp, clear reading of Never Give Up!

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

Hachette Audio
March 17, 2009
Audio Book / Audio CD / Abridged 5 CDs / 6 hours
/ 978-1600244131
Inspirational / Religious / Self Help

The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2009
© 2009