A Call to Action
Joyce Meyer has written over 80 books and "The Love
Revolution" is one of her finest offerings. In this book
she declares war on selfishness and encourages Christians to
join her in what she calls a "Love Revolution."
, August 12, 2009
Like many others (myself included) she used to question God and
ask Him why he would allow such unimaginable suffering to occur
in our world. What she finally realized is that if the two
billion Christians in the world joined this revolution we could
end poverty and alleviate suffering in a matter of weeks. This
is a powerful message, which calls all Christians to action.
"The Love Revolution" contains amazing stories of how
God's love is shown through willing participants who have
dedicated their time, resources and energy to making the world a
better place. I was at first shocked by some of the statistics
and to be honest part of this book made me feel angry. Yet it
was a good anger that should lead me to doing more instead of
Joyce Meyer weaves together Bible verses, personal experiences
and encouraging ideas that inspire the reader to think about
their life more seriously. Her purpose is to make each of us
ask: "What did I do today to make the world a better
In this end this book is a powerful wake-up call which will
encourage the reader to long to participate in the healing of
the world. I've never read a book that so urgently calls the
reader to action. By reading "The Love Revolution" you
will become part of the solution and hopefully if enough people
take this seriously we could really see change in our lifetime.
If you want to do something today I'd encourage you to go to www.worldvision.org,
which is a wonderful site that promotes healing in the world.
~The Rebecca Review
Reduce me to Love
Retrain Your Brain and Your Heart Might Follow, October
"Our life is a reflection of our thoughts. It is impossible to
have a good life unless we have trained ourselves to have good
thoughts." ~ pg. 50
As humans, we all seem to be on a journey to becoming more loving
spiritual beings. Some people have learned to become more loving by
first controlling their thought life. Joyce Meyer's is one of those
people and in her book "Reduce Me to Love" she explains
how she achieved more peace, joy and satisfaction in life after she
learned that love is not just a feeling it is also an action.
In order to be more like Christ she encourages the reader to show
patience and forgive and forget (as God does). She also explains
when it is appropriate to show preference to others and when it is
basically a sin to discriminate against people. By reading this book
you can see if you are living up to your potential. Are you really
as loving as you seem to appear to be or could you improve your
relationship with God by becoming a much more loving soul?
This book will challenge you and maybe even make you feel that you
are doing a lot of the right things. Depending on where you are in
your journey this book can appear to be a commendation or a
reprimand. Either way you will learn something new and come away
with a fresh perspective. Like all the other Joyce Meyer's books
I've read this one really speaks to the heart.
~The Rebecca Review