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Living Beyond Your Feelings
Controlling Emotions – So They Don’t Control You
Joyce Meyer
Read by Sandra McCollom

Hachette Audio
September 6, 2011 / ISBN: 1611139082
Nonfiction / Self-Help / Christian / Audiobook / Unabridged; 6 CDs; 7 ½ hrs


Reviewed by
Brenda Weeaks

“We have thoughts, feelings, imaginations, and desires that reside in a much deeper part of us than what we see in the mirror. The Bible refers to that part as “the hidden person of the heart” (1 Peter: 3:4).”

Joyce begins by reminding us we are spiritual beings in a temporary body. There is a war within us with the inner person wanting to do right but the outer person choosing to do wrong. Joyce wants to help us understand our emotions but her goal is to teach us how to control them in order to become better Christians.

Meyer discusses the personality types (choleric, melancholy, phlegmatic, etc), their influence, how to recognize and overcome them. Not to mention the need to be honest and real. Also, to face injustices, etc with honest emotions and not let anger rule us.

Meyer boldly uses herself as an example as she explains how “secrets can make us sick.” To see where she’s come from and how God has used her to help others is amazing.

Meyer’s advice on how to deal with difficult people was memorable for me. Can you imagine dealing with an unpleasant person bent on ruining someone, anyone’s day? Talk about a true test of emotions, a need to defend or speak rudely in return, only to “feel” bad the rest of the day. Joyce wisely explains how we should handle this and save the precious time God has given us.

She explains the power of memories, especially in the midst of a disagreement. The influence of words on emotions another highlighted section for me (good to know I’m not the only who talks to herself). ‘She also discusses dealing with sadness, loss and grief, depression, the benefits of happiness, etc… And most important Meyer’s bases her teachings on scripture.

I really enjoy Joyce Meyer’s teachings. For one, she’s a woman and can identify and two she’s anointed. Meyer tells it like it is, and she doesn’t fear mankind’s judgment. Her self-confidence and desire to enjoy every day life is contagious.

The audio version is great by itself or partnered with the book version. Meyer’s daughter, Sandra McCollom, continues to narrate the audio version. McCollom’s reading is just as positive as her mother’s message. Listeners will enjoy their inspiring teamwork.

Living Beyond Your Feelings is packed with personal advice, spiritual wisdom and God’s Word. A must for anyone desiring to live a positive, stable, spiritual life.

Reviews to other Joyce Meyer Titles

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]

Reviewed 2011
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