I absolutely loooove Joel Osteen's books. He has a great sense of humor and is such an optimist. I started treating every day as a Friday and these past 2 weeks have been stellar. I also like his Christian insight of placing others first and not letting others' moods affect you. Instead, try to help or offer a word of encouragement and try to understand that we have no idea what suffering others have gone through. Joel is a talented author and the book just flows and his voice is pleasant and kind. A++++++++
Martha Whitmore Hickman does an excellent job of encouraging those who have lost a loved one. Her book is poetic and is written with love. I can see that since she lost her teenage daughter and she speaks from personal experience.
She is respectful of the grief process yet she nudges you slowly to enjoying the moment and accept that the situation cannot be changed but your reaction can. She also offers comfort in that one can actually feel the presence of a loved one who has passed.
This is true because I recently lost my father and every now and then I do feel him near or I will dream of him and it seems too real and vivid.
Losing someone can be heart wrenching but Ms. Hickman is an excellent example of balancing the grieving process with hope.
What a delightful book. It was so pleasant hearing Chopin's music along with his life story and seeing how events in his life inspired certain pieces.
This is such an interesting way to learn about the masters.
The narrators voice was pleasant.
I'm a new mom and learned so much from this book. I thought that punishing was the only way to get kids to listen. John Gray gives great tips on how to parent in a loving way that involves negotiation and respect so that your kids won't resent you when they are teens.
Excellent read filled with great tips!!!
I have read so many Joyce Meyer books books and I love them all. She is optimistic and her books are filled with easy to understand Christian messages that inspire and motivate. I love the fact that she is an optimist and that she teaches a selfless way of being. I read a lot non christian books that show rather cut throat techniques to achieve success so I especially enjoy a Christian approach where you learn that confidence is good but you have confidence in God for example. Or you learn how important it is to always think of others and how an active prayer life will change your life. Trusting in God is the way to go to achieving true happiness and joy and Joyce Meyer reminds me of this when I'm having a difficult day. She injects fuel in my day with her inspiration and talent in writing :)
This book was a little boring. I didn't learn anything new. It was filled with things I've learned over the years by reading magazines so it was like a compilation of a few articles. I did find the skincare section the most interesting but other than that I wasn't too thrilled.
I am woman, hear me roar. I enjoyed this book but a section of it rubbed me the wrong way. The author says that winning women need to build mutually beneficial relationships and should not spend the same time on with a sales clerk as someone who can help them advance in their career. I guess this does not jive with my Christian perspective where you are nice to everyone because we are all human and deserve the same respect and love regardless of where we come from and where we are going. So a calculating method does not equal winning in my book.
This book is a definite confidence boost and I realized that I place too much importance on how others view me and that this can be limiting. I only have a problem when things become calculating.
I'm going through a lot so this book helped me stay positive with great advice about living in the moment and knowing that things will never be perfect. Joel Osteen writes a realistic book on how to stay focussed even during the worst times and how to still feel blessed and grateful. Very good!! A+++++
The section of this book that dealt with childhood illness was a little longwinded but it was important. This was more of a health book than a book with tips on how to raise kids. But learning that you should let the child be his own person and not really push your ideas onto him was a good tip. I was looking for a book that dealt with the psychology of raising a child and not so much about germs. Pretty good though.
This book was pretty good and a little slow. I learned about different massage oils and herbs to use during pregnancy and the importance of relaxing and staying positive. It was a little mystical for my taste. But of course that is to be expected from the author :) I am more aware of my thoughts as I realize they affect my unborn child.
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