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The Confident Woman: Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  2,682 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Bestselling author Joyce Meyer encourages women to boldly embrace all that God created them to be by finding their true confidence. She?ll be doing an 8-week feature on Joyce Meyer Ministries broadcas
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by FaithWords (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mia Kennedy
I opened this book at a time in my life where I saw I had very much lost much confidence in faith and let fear take over my life. I picked up many books on the subject of "confidence" but this one sung to me. As soon as I opened it up and started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Joyce Meyer hits faith hard in this book, while also educating about women's issues and place in the bible and the world as we know it. She doesn't miss a beat in covering many ways to get your confidence in God back ...more
Samantha Hayward
The novel, The Confident Woman was outstanding! Joyce Meyer is a magnificent author, and I absolutely love her! This novel goes into great depth about how insecurity causes great difficulties within relationships these days, causing thousands of divorce every year. However, the main focus of this novel is to let the readers realize what God has in store for them, and who he intends them to be. Meyers goes into significant detail about how God’s desire for us, as women, is to be bold, courageous, ...more
Bridget

At some point in time every person needs a confidence boost. Sometimes they feel less than adequate with their mind and others struggle with their physical appearance. In Joyce Meyer's book The Confident Woman she talks about the seven characteristics a woman with confidence has.

I have battled with feelings of worthlessness and I don't think that I have ever been confident when it comes to my bodily appearance. This book does help you change your thinking about a few things which in the end can
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Kathleen S
I read alot of Joyce Meyer's books. I find her very down to earth and telling it like it is. Since watching her TV shows, in 2007 I became "born again" because of her. God is Good!!!
Cynthia Lamas
Though I am not into pushing Christian faith on to anyone. However, I really like this book that inspires women to be their very best from the aspect of faith. This faith can or cannot be from an established church, it is an individual choice. I do believe that faith comes from the belief in some higher being that is the creator of this beautiful world. My belief comes from my upbringing in a Catholic education, K-16. My first 12 years of religious education was formational and traditional. When ...more
Heather
I like Joyce Meyer because she is like the grumpy old man Muppets of TV and mega church evangelism. Blunt, unapologetic, biting, and humorously spot on. Although I don't subscribe to all of her beliefs, like the devil causes clinical depression rather than, say, serotonin imbalance, I find personal inspiration and entertainment in most of her recent books. This one, focusing on the confident woman, is a good one as it takes the stance that women are equals, (FEMINISTS), and we all find and have ...more
Jackie
It was a good read and full of words of encouragement for living a life not in fear. Ultimately, we must recognize fear, move forward and trust God will see us through it. I'll probably have to read it again, but the first read through was pleasant but nothing life changing or any information I didn't already know.
Jennifer
I must admit, I didn't finish this book and therefore do not want to rate it with any stars. I enjoyed the beginning and read it at a time where I really needed encouragement and motivation. As I continued through the book, it all started to sound the same.
Yewande Ashaye
This book has apparently been in my house for such a long time, but we never crossed paths.
I thank God for leading me to it; especially at this particular time and age. I need direction, and the book has paved the way to a God oriented life. I'm excited for my future as God's daughter in this world.

"Be courageous. Forget about yourself and start doing all you can to help others. Get a new goal..."Put smiles on faces." Encourage, edify, life up, comfort, help, give hope, relieve pain, and life
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Cassandra Hawkins-Wilson
When my coworker noticed how distraught I was becoming about my divorce, she suggested that I read "The Confident Woman" by Joyce Meyers. I am so glad that I read this book. Many of the chapters spoke to me, especially some of the examples presented. I remember thinking or doing them. I never could figure out why it took me so long to finish reading this book. Now I know exactly why. I had to finish this book today... just in time for the beginning of a new year, 2011, and a new life for me.

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Belinda
I read this book right after high school, and I can honestly say it changed my life. I really does change your mindset to become more confident. And in the summer before college, it was a personal revolution! After a history of Christianity encouraging women to take a "secondary" role in the church and in their life (I can honestly say I never thought that was the intention in the Bible or of Jesus, but that doesn't change the reality of how contemporary leaders behave in some cases). But this b ...more
Ashley Terrell
I came across this book at a great point in my life. I was in the midst of my divorce and wanted to spend more time knowing who I was and knowing more of who I was becoming.
I love how the secrets of confidence were revealed - little did I know, I had all the secrets! I just didn't know how to embrace them!
I recommend this book to all women that are on the road to self-discovery and are excited about to getting to know themselves more and enriching their relationship with God.
Jennifer Oglesby
Very good book

I'm a fan of Joyce Meyer and have enjoyed all of her books, cds and dvds. this book has inspired me to be confident and do something I've felt God pushing me to do. go back to college and get my degree so that I can find a good job that I enjoy. I tend to put myself last because I feel like I don't deserve better. but this book makes me want more.
Kimi Evans
Loved this book; it's more than just being a Confident Woman, it is truly about being a human cloaked in God's spirit and seeing life and people and things through his lens. It is also refreshing to know that with God behind me, nothing can stop me from moving towards His Goals except myself, and this inspires me.
Marlene Orozco
I Loved it! Going to read it again It was a Blessing. I was always timid and kept to myself but this book has helped me step out of my comfort zone. there is so much to take in so see for your self!!!
Chriss
We've all been down paths that were extremely dark and depressing, leaving us empty and lifeless. This book is one of those that can touch you in a dark place or just remind you of your power. Joyce Meyer has a way of speaking from the heart that is about being positive and full of strength. Through her you feel like you can do anything. She is somewhat like a life coach in this book, giving you back the power that you have always had and letting you know that GOD wants you to live a fulfilled l ...more
Becca Moss
This was my first time reading any of Joyce Meyer's books. It wasn't as good as I was hoping for; it didn't encourage me as much as I would have liked.
Contessa Jackson
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It guided my thoughts as a woman to love boldly in Christ. I recommend this book to all women business owners.
Summreen
I picked this up at random from the library. I've by-passed the the first chapeter about 'confidence' and gone sgtraight for 'living boldly and without fear' section of the book.

This was a book of great reminders. Christianity and Islam have similar belief in satan as an enemy of the spirit and this book refers a lot to how God has given us good an the negative is satan talking to us. The key messages to take from this book are:

smile, think, look and protray confidence, ask God confidently but
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Char.Me
Lots of wisdom and advice ... probably a book i'd come back to to for good reminders
pianogal
I think I would be THE worst women's libber ever. I hate all this "Ra Ra We're Women Hear Us Roar" crap. So I usually stay away from books targeted to specific genders. But Joyce always has some good knowledge to impart, so I dug in.

And, as usual, this one was another good read. Joyce doesn't argue that we should be confident women because we're women, but because we're Godly women. Emphasis on the Godly.

If you're looking for something to light that fire under you and get you motivated...this wo
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LuAnn
Like the Osteen book, this one is filled with great messages for improving your life no matter what your religious beliefs might be. The nice thing about Meyer, she cuts right to the chase, but does it such a humorous way that you don't mind being told to get your act together and straighten up. I love the personal stories she weaves into her sermonettes, and the message is always right on with my faith, even though our religions seem to be worlds apart. This book is one more proff that we are a ...more
Crystal
I love Joyce Meyer, I really do. I've read several books by her and gotten a lot out of them. I watch her TV show and get a lot out of that as well. However this book, I'm sorry to say, just fell short of my expectations. Maybe it was due to what I wanted to get out of the book. I was hoping for something to help women gain confidence in their walk with God, in God Himself....I wasn't looking for what I felt was a shallow attempt at boosting confidence. I didn't even finish reading it and for me ...more
Susy DiCecco
Great book! Joyce Meyer has a way of writing that I feel like I am having a chat with a friend. Simple yet thought provoking.
Amber Martin
Every woman should read this, and then re-read it. The first few chapters talk about equality in home and the work place which is great. But the second part talks more about confidence in general and overcoming fear and the power of positive thinking. The same themes found in other self growth type books, except Joyce Meyer is a genius with words and I found it to be very encouraging. 10 stars.
Jensine
Aug 02, 2012 Jensine marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Got this as a Nook daily find for $2.99 so we shall see how it goes...not really into all the super relgious stuff but hopefully this will be worth the read.

3-27-12 UPDATE

Read the first 10 pages and so far it's ok, but as a lesbian there is way too much "men and women" need each other going on. I'm still going to read some more and try to absorb the overall message but the christian aspect and straight aspect are ANNOYING me!!! Didn't realize this was SO relgiously oriented when I bought it.
Annephia proctor
I have always loved Joyce Meyer she teach with such simplicity and allows the anointing to flow through her. She has been truly instrumental in my spiritual development and healing. This book is a blessing to me. I recommend that you read it, with an open mind and spirit and watch God go to work in you. Awesome book, perfect timing but I do allow God to direct my reading most of the time, so needless to say the timing was perfect for me on this one.
Smangele Belebesi
It's one of those books that you want to reread, highlight and buy for someone else.
Kat Valencia-Benitez
A very beautiful book. I'm glad i had the chance to read it.
Christine
Joyce does an excellent job explaining how satan specifically tries to attack and destroy women, and how confidence in God can help her accomplish all that she's ordained to do. I felt she did a great job of providing both bible verses and real life events to express her views in the book, and she gave excellent verses to stand on for protection and courage against attack. I now realize how important it is to be a confident woman and how to achieve this thanks to her.
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JOYCE MEYER is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than seventy inspirational books, including The Confident Woman, Look Great, Feel Great, and the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life radio a ...more
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“Because of the lingering discrimination, many women still lack confidence. They live in fear of stepping beyond what they feel is acceptable 'female' behavior. I can remember feeling that I wasn't 'normal' because I was aggressive, had dreams and goals, and wanted do do great things...I am glad now that I found courage to do something radical and chase my dreams.” 7 likes
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