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Living Courageously
You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid
Joyce Meyer
Read by Jodi Carlisle

Hachette Audio
9/16/2014/ ISBN 9781611132632
Nonfiction / Christian/ Inspirational / Self Help / Audiobook - Unabridged

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

You own your attitude and it is the one thing that nobody can take away from you.
--Joyce Meyer

Joyce’s main goal with Living Courageously is to explain fear, examine the types of fear, and offer a faith based way to deal with it. She begins by telling us “the solution is to put our faith in God and go forward with what he instructs us to do.” When it comes to fear, she wants us to understand it and what our attitude should be toward it. Joyce tells us she believes fear is rooted in the wrong belief system or thought habits, and we can change them with God’s help. I agree, but I also believe fear develops in childhood, how we’re raised or what we lacked - emotionally or financially. Meyer goes in depth with the various fears and phobias. She balances the lessons with antidotes, personal stories, plenty of scripture, bible stories and her ever popular “Joyceisms.” The most powerful chapter for me is chapter 19: Are You Passing Your Fears on to Your Children? As a young adult, I saw myself as painfully shy and ignorant about life. When I had children, I decided they would not suffer my fears. Their education started in preschool; they had plenty of friends, and socialized in both church and school. They are the complete opposite of their mother. Hallelujah.

Living Courageously isn’t a one-time read and it’s not limited to grownups. If you suffer even the mildest bit fear, this book is still for you. The audio version is read by actress and seasoned narrator Jodi Carlisle. Her narration is comforting, persistent and full of conviction.

Joyce Meyer is anointed when it comes to best sellers; Without a doubt Living Courageously will follow suit.

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A New Day A New You [audio]
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Trusting God Day by Day [audio]
The Power of Being Thankful [audio] 
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Good Health, Good Life [audio]
Worry-Free Living [audio]
Enjoy Your Journey [audio]

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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 2014