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Eat the Cookie, Buy the Shoes
Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up

by Joyce Meyer


Joyce Meyer has been in the ministry since 1980. She is the author of over 70 books and has released thousands of audio teachings as well. She has a television and radio show called Enjoying Everyday Life and now she is advising her readers to "Eat the Cookie and Buy the Shoes."

In a world where discipline and structure is ingrained into many people’s daily lives, where everything is done by a set series of rules and everything is done by the book, Ms. Meyers tells her readers that sometimes you just have to relax a little. If you have been on that diet forever and you slip and eat the cookie or you buy those shoes that you have wished for for months now, all is not lost. You are not condemned to failure. Sometimes you have to give yourself a treat, have balance in your life.

To illustrate her theory Ms. Meyer uses examples and teachings from the Bible. She tells the reader to remember that there is a difference between healthy indulgence and destructive indulgence.

So remember, sometimes you just have to let go. Savor a bit of guilty or not-so-guilty pleasure. Go ahead— eat the cookie, buy the shoes.

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

FaithWords / an imprint of Hachette Book Group
April 13, 2010
0446538647 / 978-0446538640
Self help / inspirational

The Reviewer

Susan Johnson
Reviewed 2010
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