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Book Review: Be Joyful Author: Joyce Meyer

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Conquer the most common obstacles to living a joy-filled life! In this 50-day guide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer draws upon the teachings of the apostle Paul to help you experience joy-filled living each day of your life.

In this 50-day guide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer draws upon the teachings of the apostle Paul to help you experience joy-filled living each day of your life.

Joy is not just a "happy feeling" based on circumstances or on things you possess—it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that empowers you to remain stable and persevere through hard times so you rise above them, rather than becoming defeated by them. One of the hallmarks of Paul’s epistles is the joy with which he writes and which he invites his readers to experience also. He chose joy in all circumstances, even during times of struggle.

In this unique book, Joyce Meyer presents Paul’s teachings on joy into concise lessons that equip you to triumph over the greatest challenges to a joy-filled life. Through these 50 daily entries, you’ll be encouraged to embrace the truths God has given you, truths that will allow you to overcome the emotions, attitudes, and experiences that rob you of joy. Be Joyful in the journey and begin to experience the wonderful, abundant life that the Lord has in store for you!

Reviewed by:

Nandi Magangane

Tell us a bit about yourself:

When I was born my father named me Nandi after the mother of king Shaka of AmaZulu tribe, it is said that the mention of her name would mean death to the person. That’s how important it was. When I got saved as a child, I discovered the privileges in being part of royalty, Jesus’ blood bought me the power to speak things into existence and see victory over my enemies. As a single mom I found that there is great power in the name of Jesus. I see him fight my battles each day. When I tell people that I am royalty its not because of my earthly name but the heavenly father who saw it fit that I be part of his royal house.

Name of Book:

Be Joyful


Joyce Meyer

What drew you to read this book?:

There are a lot of things that felt like defeat especially after COVID-19 hit, the search for finding things to be joyful for became a bit difficult. So, to have a 50-step guide past the defeats seemed like knowledge one would love to possess.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

After COVID-19 as lot of us are finding a need to go back to basics of finding joy in the little things we have. But it becomes difficult when those this have been watered down by the daily hustle. This booked has helped my meditations on those things in the right direction. One of the chapters talks about how nothing has value apart from Christ referring to the words of Paul in Philippians 3v8-9. The challenge in the end with things to think about for me was how much do I value my time spent in God’s presence and since being save what has changed? For me it was a lot.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book?:

The book is a 50 days devotional or even meditation reading on the word of God, exploring topics on God’s grace and peace, the fruits of the spirit as per the book of Galatians. After each chapter/day the reader is given a task to think about certain aspects of the chapter in relation to their own life. The book in my opinion is aimed at engaging the peace of mind, things that you call fulfilling, are they really bringing you Joy?

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

It's a good start for a new Christian who’s in search of Joy in the midst of a storm and or just being reminded of what really matters especially after a loss.

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Published by Faith Words and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

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