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Do Yourself a Favor...Forgive: Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  366 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Building on her signature message of using the mind to master difficult emotions, Joyce Meyer focuses on the most destructive, insidious one of all: anger. It is responsible for broken relationships, sleepless nights, high blood pressure and ulcers. It destroys friendships, marriages and families, not to mention peace of mind. Anger is especially hard to handle for many Ch ...more
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Published April 3rd 2012 by FaithWords (first published January 1st 2012)
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Richard Kuhn
As I continue my studies on Godly characteristics, forgiveness is a major component into at least three of those God traits and is so important to God that he included it in our guide to how to pray-The Lord's Prayer. This book didn't fail to deliver.

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, FORGIVE aptly shows through scripture the importance God places on forgiveness and how it affects your relationship with him, with others; and how unforgiveness hinders answers to our prayers and stunts our growth. Peace, love
This book offers people insights on the healing power of forgiveness.
Jane Hoppe
Joyce Meyer's Do Yourself a Favor ... Forgive helped me understand my anger and how I had allowed it to control me, instead of the other way around. First she shows how to recognize anger in small and large hurts, in indignation over life's unfairness and injustice, in unmet needs, and so forth. She discusses roots of anger, how we mask it, how we deal with it. And she addresses the big biblical questions we often ask, like: Why didn't God prevent this trial? Let's face it; in this world, Hurts ...more
great read for people looking to let go of old hurts and take hold of new life
Very helpful for this time in my life.
Polly Watson
Jun 16, 2012 Polly Watson rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Polly by: found on the internet as a new book
As usual, Joyce Meyer tells it like it is without holding back. It's one of the main reasons I like her. In her book DO YOURSELF A FAVOR.....FORGIVE, she lays it all on the table and bluntly tells us that if we're believers, true believers in and of Jesus Christ, we have an obligation to forgive those who have hurt us--regardless of how we may FEEL about it. It's all about making choices.

Interesting how Kay Warren says that CHOOS[ING] JOY is about making a CHOICE to live a life full of joy and J
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DO YOURSELF A FAVOR…FORGIVE:LEARN HOW TO CONTROL YOUR LIFE THROUGH FORGIVENESS by Joyce Meyers is a powerful christian living/inspirational book.”Forgiveness” what a powerful emotion. Joyce Meyer has written a powerful,guide to confront and help you resolve your anger issues and learn how to forgive with God’s help. “Forgiveness” is not only a powerful,emotional word but one that could also crumple you or bring you freedom. With her insightful “How To…” you will learn how to unmask your angry,th ...more
 Ruth Noemi Rojas
First of all, I want to thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to read this book. I read this book for about three months. I have no idea why took me so long. Anyway, back to the book. I had only read one book by Joyce before and I loved it. I also have watched her on television, which I also love doing. When I read her books, I feel as though she is preaching, but only to me and I love it. This book was about forgiveness, the thing we all have trouble with. She explained how God led her t ...more
Cherie Jensen
Again, I am let down by Joyce Meyer. I believe very strongly that forgiveness is important because the only person suffering is the person who is unable to forgive/let go. I agree with Joyce that anger is the source. So my first step was to determine exactly what it was I was angry about. Next, of course, is to resolve the anger. I was hoping this book would help me with actual steps to work through and at first that is what I found.

First, she says, is the DESIRE to forgive. Good. Second step i
I think the best part of this book was how introspective it was. The author explained in detail how difficult it was for her to forgive people in her life. Something a lot of people would not have been able to do in her circumstance.

It also made me take a good look at my life (and how good I've had it). Most of my inner turmoil is small stuff. So, it was a great to just keep things in perspective.
Meyer makes a really great case for letting go of resentment and anger and forgiving those who've wronged you. It most definitely is written from the point of view of Christian teachings and makes an excellent case for Christians to re-examine themselves and really be sure they've forgiven people for trespasses and that they are really praying for their enemies as the Bible says they are supposed to do.

And yet, even with its obvious christian angle, there is plenty that the non-believer (or acti
Gail Welborn
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, teaches minds can be changed, tough issues overcome and lives transformed when people learn to forgive. She considers anger the primary underlying cause when a person can’t forgive with corrosive bitterness the underlying cost. Not to mention broken relationships, broken families and marriages.

In the first chapter, “It isn’t Fair,” she explores the issue of fairness and uses the example of a divorced woman whose husband left her bankrupt and whose
Joyce Meyer always gives one room for thought, and her book on forgiveness is no different. Using a modern version of the Bible, she shares scriptures and insight that made me think about forgiveness, its importance, and how looking at it from another side can change not only my thinking, but also my application of the principals. Although the information was good, I thought some of the examples were a little long and that the final three chapters were repetitive of information she had already e ...more
Kylie Leblanc
Another beautiful book! Her writing is so easy to follow and her stories seem like they are written just for you. No matter where you are in your life, her books are just for you
I have to state up front that I would never have purchased this book, and in fact, I did not fully read the information before entering the contest to win it. It is an extremely Christian book. That being said, since I did win it, I felt I was obligated to read it and provide a review. So please kept that in mind. The book is like a bible study; the author provides many passages. It revolves around "forgiving" people and letting God met out any justice, in this life or the next. In between the e ...more
Asleah Palawan
This is a great book. It helped me a lot in knowing the importance of forgiveness.
As always, Joyce Meyers give us a book that will help us grow as an individual while at the same time helping others in the Kingdom of God. Her wisdom and insight have helped me many times throughout my life. I highly recommend her books. Like so many of her books, this one especially gives us insight and encouragement to becoming a stronger person and Christian. She has a special insight that absolutely zeros deep into our soul to enable us to be cleansed and become stronger as an individual. F ...more
Great read! From beginning to end, Just a great read!
good messages, just not a style of writing that I enjoy.
Great book with great tools. Loved it.
This is one of the best-written books on the subject of forgiveness ever! Because Joyce Meyer experienced years of horrific sexual abuse by her father, she knows the unspeakable suffering of those who have been abused and also recounts the amazing power of forgiveness. Her book is a masterpiece, and because she understands the subject so well, she writes with power and great wisdom.
wonderful book that i will re-read continually since it seemed whenever i opened it to continue reading it would hit on something i was trying to understand how to deal with. the subject matter needs to be studied if it was not something you already knew and were living. very good read and best taken in short doses so you could ponder and imcorporate into daily life...
Why forgive? Joyce explains that forgiving is the only thing that can free one from the terrible turmoil that anger causes to spill over into every part of life.

Meyer understands that life will never be fair, but that is not a reason to let anger destroy our well-being and health. This is her guide to navigating that thorny territory and finding true peace
As much as I enjoy fiction, I'm often drawn to spiritual books, and I find Joyce Meyer to be one of the best authors and teachers of spiritual principles. She is always relatable, especially in the telling of personal stories and explaining recurring truths found in the Bible. I would highly recommend anything written by her.
Aug 04, 2013 Jamie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Jody Phillips
Meyer's book is beautiful. She is writing to do God's will, to help you the reader. She speaks truth and she has a beautiful relationship with God, which is obvious all throughout the book. Her personal story is heart-wrenchingly sad, but triumphant and peaceful in the end. I definitely want to read more of her books.
This is a must read, I think one of Joyce's best. It is so much about her and so much about us! This one I will keep as a resource, reread a little as needed. There is not one single page that you can't take away something that can help you. Give it as a gift, to yourself if needed but read it.
Another amazing book by Joyce Meyer. Right from the beginning I had many areas marked to write down. She helps us learn about forgiveness, how to, why we should, and how it helps us. Even though I have heard some of these points before she has a way of making the reader "get them".
Aneta Jackowska-Musiol
I love Joyce Mayers. This book of hers helped me a great deal and it can be epitomized by one citation: "Marriage is 30 percent of love and 70 percent of forgiveness". A book not only for those in a relationship, but for everyone who wants to live peaceful, joyful life.
the first few chapters are a bit choppy in that the transitions are abrupt and there seems to be a lack of connection between ideas but the later chapters offering practical steps for walking through the process of forgiveness well make up for the book's early flaws.
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