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You Can Begin Again
No Matter What, It's Never Too Late
Joyce Meyer
Read by Jodi Carlisle

Faith Words / Hachette Audio
April 8, 2014/ ISBN 1611132614
Nonfiction / Inspirational / Audiobook - Unabridged /Audio CD

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


Never, never, never, never give up!
-- Winston Churchill

In this title, Meyer reminds Christians a mistake isn’t the end of their walk, but a beginning. She breaks the book up into three parts: New Beginnings, What’s Stopping You? and Today is Your Day. Each section holds a treasure trove of spiritual encouragement.

Meyer takes stories out of the headlines and reminds us of the bible characters who received God’s anointing when they started over – Moses, Rahab, David, Ruth, etc… Meyer also shares the stories of ordinary people, like Pastor Eric who took Piano lessons so he could step in if their worship leader called in sick. A competition teaches him how to begin again. As always, Meyer provides scripture to back her teachings, and she shares stories from her personal life and her Ministry.

You Can Begin Again has to be the best in Meyer’s long list of self-help books. I listened to it in one day, and experienced a feeling of peace. At my age, I’m well aware “no one is perfect” and “we all make mistakes,” but there are moments when those statements just aren’t enough. Meyer gives us a book/audiobook full of reasons why we can and should begin again. As I listened, I thought, this book isn’t just for those who can’t forgive themselves. It’s also for those who hold the past against others.

I once heard Meyer say God uses her to preach because she loves to talk. Well she is also an anointed teacher and writer. Without a doubt, Meyer will leave a legacy behind that’ll continue to guide Christians in their walk.

Narrator Jodi Carlisle narrates the audio version of You Can Begin Again. Her voice is gentle when she reads scripture, and confident as she shares Meyer’s teachings. Carlisle also narrates Power Thoughts Devotional, The Confident Mom, and Meyer’s newest title, The Approval Fix.

Reviews of other titles by this author

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 2014