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Making Good Habits Breaking Bad Habits
14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life
Joyce Meyer
Read by Sandra McCollom

Hachette Audio / FaithWords
April 2, 2013 / ISBN: 1455517380
Self-Improvement / Christian Related / Audiobook

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

If you are someone willing to admit your bad habits then you are most likely someone willing to change. And if you are, Joyce Meyer’s current title is the perfect inspirational tool.

Meyer tells us good habits add to our life whereas bad ones take away or interfere. Her goal is to help us change our habits. The experts say it takes 30 days to make or break a habit. Myer tells us how through God’s Word.

Meyer tells us the first key is to choose a bad habit you want to kick. Start with a minor habit and it will give you strength to conquer the next one. We should begin with a list of the habits we want to break and focus on one habit at a time.

Galatians 5:16 (Amplified Bible)
But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God).

Before Meyer addresses the 14 Habits she discusses Repetition (forming the habit), Reprograming Yourself (the subconscious) - slow down; pay attention. Being Patience with ourselves as we go through this personal change; Defeating Procrastination, and getting excited about Conquering Projects (we tend to put off), Time Management, Priorities, and more…

One bad habit of mine is “concern”… okay, okay – “Worry.” I trust in God but when it comes to my family my concern can quickly turn to Worry… Another bad habit: doubt. Despite positive feedback from others I often doubt my abilities and feel a need to prove myself. Habits 6, 7 and 12 resonated with me.

As always, Meyer’s teaching includes scriptures, personal stories and advice. I never fail to learn and grow with Meyer’s books. Meyer is an anointed teacher. Meyer’s daughter, Sandra McCollom, narrators the audio version with confidence and assurance.

Here is Joyce’s list of behaviors
1. The God Habit
2. Thoughts, Words, and Habits
3. The Habit of Being Decisive
4. The Health Habit
5. The Happy Habit
6. The Habit of Faith
7. The Habit of Excellence
8. The Habit of Being Responsible
9. The Generosity Habit
10. The Hurry Habit
11. Emotional Habit
12. The Confidence Habit
13. The Habit of Adding Value to Others
14. The Habit of Discipline

Reviewer's Note: Making Good Habits Breaking Bad Habits made the New York Bestseller list.

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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
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Reviewed 2013