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Do Yourself a Favor...Forgive
Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness

Joyce Meyer
Read by Sandra McCollom

Hachette Audio
April 3, 2012 / ISBN: 1611133971
Inspirational / Self Help / Christian / Audiobook (Unabridged) / Audio CD / 5 hours and 43 minutes

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

Joyce Meyer is telling listeners/readers to forgive. Sounds easy, right? Not so much when it comes to some.

The point that stood out most to me in Meyer's lasted best-seller is anger being a sign of un-forgiveness. When something traumatic and completely unfair takes an emotional and physical toll on us, we make it worse by hanging on to the unforgiveness. We know we should leave it to God (Hebrews 10:30). But when something happens, whether it's happened once or over many years, the result sinks deep into our spirit and our emotions run the gambit -- anger, self-pity, doubt, and distrust - maybe even hatred. I understand where Meyer is coming from with her teachings. We've suffered already, so why make it worse? Joyce reminds us of the physical damage anger and unforgiveness cause. Anger interferes with our relationship with God and loved ones. Anger can quickly turn to rage. A lot of us refer to it as being "really" mad. We are reminded that God wants us to control our anger (Psalms 78:38). To get the message across, Meyer shares her own stories as well as others. She explains righteous anger, distorted and/or valid anger. And as always, the author backs it up with scripture.

Meyer moves from explaining anger to why we need to forgive; how to forgive; how to find hidden unforgiveness (the kind you don't realize you have until faced with the cause of it), dealing with offense (all kinds). Seeking God is where we will find the power, the blessing, and -the mercy. Thank goodness for mercy.

Meyer leaves her listeners/readers with a desire to experience a clear mind, a content soul and a stronger relationship with God.

Meyer's latest audio book is once again narrated by her grown daughter, Sandra. Sandra narrates her mother's words in a clear and concise manner. Her strong narration leaves us with no doubts in her own faith in God and in Meyer's teachings. Highly Recommended.

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Trusting God Day by Day [audio]
The Power of Being Thankful [audio] 
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Let God Fight Your Battles [audio]
Good Health, Good Life [audio]
Worry-Free Living [audio]
Enjoy Your Journey [audio]

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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
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The Approval Fix
You Can Begin Again
God's Greatest Gift
Closer to God Each Day
The Mind Connection
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Living Courageously
The Power of Being Thankful
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20 Ways to Make Every Day Better [audio]
UnShakeable Trust [audio]
Reviewed 2012