Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone by Joyce Meyer. Are you a people pleaser? Do you measure your self-worth by how many people approve of you or your behavior? Do you feel that you need to get the approval of others to feel good? If you answered yes, or even maybe to any of these scenarios then reading Approval Addiction may be a book you consider reading.
The first half of Approval Addiction is well worth you checking it out (but don’t say I didn’t warn you!). The book is very likeable, but the more you read it, the more it seemed like Joyce Meyer was repeating the same things over and over again. The redundancy might drive you batty! The number of times you read the same thing might make you think that you were watching the movie “Groundhog Day.”
Joyce Meyer has a knack for including some pretty powerful biblical passages to support her message and give the reader encouragement. She states four steps that can lead to a victorious change for a person addicted to getting the approval from others. All in all, there is always something you can learn from any author is you open your mind to receive.
THOUGHTS for your SOUL:
- “Our position does not impress God, but our posture does. Where are you postured?”
- “Never confuse a single mistake with a final mistake.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
However, we should be careful not to live our lives through the lens other people’s “expertise” on how to “cure” us of the many dysfunctions that we fall subject to. How many different ways can the public be told that there is yet another thing “wrong” with us and how we can “fix” it? Sometimes it can be an emotional overload where we look for a book to solve or be the answer to whatever is wrong with us.
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates APPROVAL ADDICTION as MELODICALLY MEANINGFUL (151-300 pgs.)…just the right mixture of content and pages.
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