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The Battle Belongs to the Lord
Overcoming Life's Struggles Through Worship
Joyce Meyer
Read by Jodi Carlisle

Hachette Audio / Faith Words
5/5/2015 / ISBN 9781478906414
Nonfiction / Inspirational / Self Help / Christian - Audiobook - Unabridged

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


There is a saying: Let go and Let God. It's difficult to let go when you are under attack, whether it's an illness, a large debt, a lost loved one, or problems at your job. Meyer offers readers a book with sage advice, scripture, and bible stories to explain how easy it really is not only to give it to God but to grow stronger, emotionally and spiritually.

This book is set up in two parts: one is "The Battle Belongs to the Lord" and "Transformed through Worship."

Joyce starts by explaining fear - it's the first thing we feel along with thoughts of 'what if.' Joyce reminds us to "pray about everything and fear nothing." She believes it's important to pray until we know we have emotional and mental victory over the spirit of fear. She provides scriptures and repeats the story of Jesus telling Peter and the others where to cast their nets. No matter how we feel or the fear we experience, we should obey God. Joyce tells us it's important to seek a word from the Lord as well. She explains with the story of Jehoshaphat and how he sought a word from God. Meyer also uses Gideon and Elijah and their battles to help us better understand God's Word and how to use it during our trial and tribulations. What do these three figures on God's book have in common during their battle? They listened for God. They trusted him. They worshiped and thanked him all before asking to be delivered.

Joyce offers a power message in The Battle Belongs to the Lord. You don't want to miss it.

Jodi Carlisle gives listeners a flawless narration of the audio version. She has narrated previous titles for Meyer, as well. You may also recognize her voice from the films Rugrats Go Wild, The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Chaplin (w/ Robert Downey Jr), and Speechless.

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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)

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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 2015