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05 February 2010

A Book Review- The Confident Woman:Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear by Joyce Meyer

Title: The Confident Woman:Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication Date: February 10, 2010
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN: 9780446558402
Genre: Christian Living/Inspirational

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About the Book:

What keeps women from being their best? Joyce has been helping women better themselves by helping identify emotional barriers and physical, mental, and spiritual obstacles in their lives for years. Now she provides another answer-confidence.

Our society has an insecurity epidemic, women in particular. Compensating by pretending to be secure-a common response-only leads to feelings of shame. Lack of self-confidence causes great difficulty in relationships of all kinds, and in marriage instances can even lead to divorce.

In THE CONFIDENT WOMAN, Joyce explores the seven characteristics of a woman with confidence, which include a woman who knows she is loved, who refuses to live in fear, and who does not live by comparisons. Joyce explains that confidence stems from being positive in your actions and living honestly, but most importantly from having faith, in God and in ourselves.

My Review:

The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer is written for women of all ages, to help woman to grow and become confident women. For those not familiar with Meyer's works, this is a very Bible orientated novel, beginning with Adam and Eve and how men and women should be equal, partners, not one more than the other. With her many references to Biblical passages, The Confident Woman would make an excellent book for a Bible study group. Meyer's briefly goes through women's roles throughout history leading to the many misconceptions women have and the image women think they are supposed to live up to. She writes at length about fear, the opposite of confidence and how fear leads women to become people-pleasers, giving up themselves to become what they think others think they should be. Throughout the book, Meyer's offers up numerous examples as well as solutions to the problems women face in society today. Reading The Confident Woman offers one a new insight into behaviours one may not have even known were not authentic to them. Meyer's does a superb job outlining the seven characteristics of a confident woman and how any woman can achieve them. Meyer makes herself quite clear that she is not writing about self-confidence, since according to her, that only comes after a woman's confidence is rooted in God. Her message is clear, at times redundant and very Biblically focused, yet one many woman can and will learn from.

About the Author

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than eighty inspirational books, including Never Give Up!, The Secret to True Happiness, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books, her first venture into fiction with The Penny, and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings, as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences.

This #1 New York Times bestseller encourages women to boldly embrace all that God created them to be by finding their true confidence. Also available in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.
Online Book Extras:
Use Hashtag: #confidentwoman – share your thoughts on the book and/or ways for women to be their best.
A confident woman knows that she is loved.
A confident woman refuses to live in fear.
A confident woman is positive.
A confident woman recovers from setbacks.
A confident woman avoids comparisons.
A confident woman takes action.
A confident woman does not live in “if only” and “what if.”
Author Website
Joyce Meyer Ministries on Facebook
Follow Joyce Meyer Ministries on Twitter

Joyce Meyer - The Confident Woman Part 1
Joyce Meyer - The Confident Woman Part 2

I received a complimentary copy of The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer from Hachette as part of the tour. Receiving a free copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



JamericanSpice said...

This sounds like a really good one! I'll have to wishlist it.

Christina T said...

I bought a Joyce Meyer book called The Confident Woman in 2006. Not sure if this is a rerelease/update or a totally different book by her with the same title. I still haven't finished my book and I am planning to this year as part of the nonfiction book challenge I am doing. Thanks for sharing your review. I found the link on Bookblogs.

R.L.Scovens said...

This is definitely one of my favorite Joyce Meyer books!