Title: Enjoy Your Journey: Find the Treasure Hidden in Every Day
Author: Joyce Meyer
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “Are you enjoying every day of your life? Or do you tell yourself and others that you will find happiness once you have achieved a specific goal or position? Jesus came so that you might have and enjoy life (John 10:10). In this compact abridgment, Joyce Meyer combines biblical principles with personal experiences to explain how you can enjoy every day on your journey through life. You will learn such lessons as how to make the decision to enjoy life, how to rid yourself of regret, how to experience simplicity in life, how to find joy during times of waiting, and much more! Enjoying life is an attitude of the heart, and you can learn how to enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going.”
Review: There was a lot of good advice in this book, and none of it was complicated. I feel as though this could really make a huge difference in many lives and the way that Joyce Meyer connected the advice to her life, made it easier to understand.
I also really liked that she specified that what works for some people doesn’t work for others so listen to God’s guidance in your own life and don’t worry about what others are doing. So many people try to pressure you to do what they do and that doesn’t work for me. This was a no-nonsense approach that really spoke to me.
One thing I do not like about everything I have read from Joyce Meyer is that when she quotes Bible verses, she always has to add her own words in there in parenthesis, or she is using a different version of the Bible that ads extra. Not only does that disrupt the flow of reading, but it’s usually just a synonym for the word that’s already there, and a lot of times, it’s either a more complex word she uses or she does it to a simple word. An example is during a Bible verse it has the word joy then following it are (gladness, delight), like we don’t know what the word joy means. To me, it’s not helpful; it’s just frustrating and demeaning.
Once I got beyond that, I did enjoy this book and found it helpful. I think there are many people who would benefit from this book.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*