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Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  33,652 ratings  ·  747 reviews
In celebration of selling 3 million copies, FaithWords published a special updated edition of BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND.

Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by FaithWords (first published 1995)
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After finishing Battlefield of the Mind- Im left with a sour taste in my mouth or a feeling as if all I heard was the same cut and dry preaching I always hear, the same crap I heard as a kid, the trendy and feel good "name it and claim it faith" aka: "If you had more faith" ... those sentences always ending with, you wouldn't be having trouble, you might be getting healed, getting rich, landing that job, capturing those thoughts. A mindset that is a dangerous precedence to give people and when i ...more
Elise Wilson
This is actually my second time reading this book. It has helped me deal with issues of anxiety -- of worrying too much, particularly about things I can't control anyway. Thus, the battlefield of the mind. The book teaches me (I'm still working on this issue.) how to lean on God, how to, as folks say, let go and let God. The result is a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Joyce Meyers writes with such simplicity for such a complicated subject. The book is broken down in chapters, each dealing
I was given this book by a family member because of my struggles with severe depression. I knew who Joyce Meyer was but hadn't watched her on tv or listened to her preach, so I didn't come in with an opinion. Overall, it's not a terrible book, and there are a few places where she is inspiring in explaining how to change your perspective. The book is not really appropriate for someone in need of clinical help, though. It's the same as so many other books, with a lot of "feel better by thinking be ...more
EZ Reader
Jul 01, 2011 EZ Reader is currently reading it
I am surviving jail because of this book. I received a DUI and am currently in a work release program. This book is bringing me very close to my lord and Savior. I have always had my faith however it was faltering, at best. I have had such a 180 in my thinking and my life due to this book that I want to come back to this same jail after I am out in August to teach of this book and these principles to others that I see in here that are in very desperate need of these ideals. Thank you and I look ...more
Dec 16, 2011 Rowan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: new christian
Admittedly like many others here I not a big fan of televangelists, I appreciate their tremendous work in reaching to an audience that would never consider for themselves going face to face with people in a christian church. I do consider alot of their teaching as baby food in the scale of what should a believer should be eating. However coming at low point recently I began reading this book and fed upon every word.

I was surprised and taken back by Joyce Meyor's no nonense, cut and dry approach
First to know, this is a religious-based book. The author, Joyce Meyer, is a popular Christian author and speaker. Her television and radio programs air in many languages and countries. She has also written many books on Christianity, this being one of the more popular.

Battlefield of the Mind is about solving some of the common problems we all encounter in life, such as depression, anger, or worry, by getting you to examine the way you think about things, or as the book puts it, "you need to beg
Jamie Hergott
Before I review this, I will say I'm not a huge fan of Joyce Meyer. I've heard and read some of her stuff, and went to one of her conferences with a friend. I'm not sure her teachings are 100% biblical (she's very health/wealth oriented and that's not biblical), though she DOES have some really good things to say. I've been a Christian since I was little so I felt I could read the book with a grain of salt.

The reason I gave this book four stars is because it is drenched in scripture. I found my
I thought this book was okay. For me, there was nothing particularly mind-blowing about it. Much of the advice are mantras I've heard before ("this is the power of positive thinking!") or things I already have in practice (taking responsibility for one's actions, working hard, etc.). There was not much "new" information in this book for me.

I also found some of the information wrong, some of it to the point where it could be harmful to a reader with already low self-esteem. For example, she talks
I've never read a book like this before. I swear she was in my head when she wrote this book. Made me really think about my life and attitude and it made to change in a lot of ways. I went to a group class for this at church and even my husband thanked the two women in charge of the class because this book has changed me. I was quick to open my mouth when people made mad, totally didn't think before I spoke, didn't care what people thought. My way of thinking is what can I do to get back at them ...more
Rachel Crooks
I learned a few very helpful things in reading this book, particularly the concept of disciplining the mind, and of "renewing one's mind" through Scripture. It intrigues (and scares me a little bit) to think that many spiritual battles can be fought in our thoughts, and that we develop patterns of thought unconsciously, for the most part.

Sometimes I feel irritated by Joyce Meyer's tried-and-true approach: I often get the sense that she thinks everything that has worked for her will work for eve
Rebecca Carlson
This book literally changed the way I think in the month I spent reading and applying it. I was in a very dark place after a breakup due to some bad decision making and this was exactly what I needed--someone to provide encouragement as well as a push. No excuses, your mind is just that, YOUR mind and it is your responsibility to change it if it is not meeting your needs or working to better your life.

That being said, this is a book that should not be read straight through, but should be read s
A drawing point for me to this book was that chess pieces were on the front cover. I find it odd that someone chose to have the white king submitted, while the black king stands victorious over him. What is this symbolic of? Before I get lost in this, I'll move on.

Joyce Meyer is either loved or hated, as are many TV evangelists - there are not many inbetweens. I guess I fall inbetween.

This book is very simply written. It is double-spaced and comes in at 278 pages. The bibliography consists of t
While I did not particularly care for Meyer's writing style - it felt too informal, too much like she wanted to be close with her readers - this was a good read. It was slow for me to read because there was so much in it to digest (and also, it's not a book to read if you're looking for something light to read - her writing style is light, but the ideas presented in the book are anything but light). However, I am glad that I read it.

The only reason it didn't get a 5/5 was because of the writing
Revcarmen Aka
Jan 16, 2009 Revcarmen Aka rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: To All My Friends & Young People
If one christian woman I love and admire is Joyce Meyers. She knows what she is talking about and what I love about her she keeps it real and we need that in our daily life. We need to keep it real and be real with ourselves and with others. She pratice what she preach. She has been there and know what we all faces in life and what we go thru emotionally.

My advice to all my friends and check her out and read her book it will blow your mind. Her book help not only women but everyone how to deal w
This book reminds us to pay attention to our thought life because our mind is the battlefield where the spiritual battle for our soul is taking place. Ephesians 6:12 states "For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood, but against the despotisms, against the powers, against the world rulers of the present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly(supernatural) sphere." "Our warfare is not with other human beings but with the devil and his demons. Our enemy, Satan, attem ...more
EVERY Christian needs to read this book! We all struggle with our thoughts and even depression. This book is amazing. Joyce Meyer has been stuck in the negative tailspin that negative thinking produces and overcame it with the Word of God. This book is such an easy read. I recommend the study guide that goes with it as well. Underline and take notes. It's amazing what you'll learn from this book! I have read it twice.
This book was really great at helping me to realize what thoughts I was allowing to be present in my head; most of them were negative and self-defeating. The book also gave me great tools to use to change my thought process and have a more positive outlook.
You are what you think. Regardless of your religious beliefs, we all know that what we think about impacts the way we act and feel. I doubt anyone can argue with the power of positive thinking. In “Battlefield of the Mind”, Meyer teaches readers how to change the way they view things.

She doesn’t present herself as someone who’s completely conquered negative thinking; rather, she share personal stories of her past challenges and areas where she continues to struggle.

Meyers uses scripture liberall
Brilliant! Amazing! Life changing! Read this book and you'll know why it was on the New York best sellers list for ages and why its still a best seller more than ten years on.
This book is writen for people who have problems with worry, anxiety, and fears. (lets face it, all of us)
Its writen for people with all these problems by a person who had them and yet fought through to regain the control in her mind.
Im one of those people who likes to be taught how to cook by the chef that can actually co
Latesha A.
my copy of BOTM came from a Minister that became a regular at the thrift store i work in. i didn't know she was (is) a Minister until she retrieved the book from her car one day and said God told her to give me her copy...for that reason alone, this book holds a special place on my's been a while since i've read it (and i plan to read it again as a sort of refresher) but this book left a lasting impression on me b/c it literally changed my life and transformed my whole way of thin ...more
J.W. Cunningham
This is one of the best books I have ever read. When my boss recommended this book he told me that it would change the way I approached situations and would make the people around me very transparent. That turned out to be a very true statement. This book truly makes you analyze your ow approach to life, but also gives you tools to understand the inner workings of other's minds that cause them to act and speak the way they do.

Meyer's approach to writing the book is based in a christian approach.
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I thought this book was the biggest eye opener. For me personally I learned that me being so distracted, raising mind, and clutter minded was not me at all but 1. my mind had become a weak muscle and 2. attack from the enemy. Since I started reading this book, I've passed the helpfulness on to several people who have started reading it and love it as much as I do. It's helped me in almost all areas of my life; from being a wife, a mom, homemaker, a blogger, and a Life Coach. Not to mention not o ...more
Joyce Meyer breaks it down so simply. That is the strength of this book. Sure I'm familiar with everything she says, with the remedies, the anecdotes. However, just because you know something, doesn't mean you remember to apply it to daily life. When I read this book, I was going through a prolonged tough and discouraging time. When you're in a situation things you hear from a pulpit don't always jump to the forefront of your mind as you struggle through the week. Enter Battlefield of The Mind. ...more
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There are some religious books that you read and you agree with most things, but wish it had been written by someone else.
That's kind of how I felt about this; Meyer is a fine writer and her work is lovely, but I felt like I was reading a high school textbook. There were little text boxes off to the side to make sure you understood the important parts; there were nice, bold headings so you knew when new ideas were introduced; I half expected a glossary at the back. There were so many great ideas
This is a well researched and well written book to help all of us understand why our minds are in a state of confusion...we are being bombarded in our thought-life every day of our life. And when you read the book you will come to understand very clearly who/what is behind all this frenzy we are feeling. Joyce Meyer is a superb Christian writer/speaker with many books to her credit...every one worthy of reading. But this particular one is a lifeline to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, ...more
I actually listened to this on audiobook. If you do the same, be advised that is it not Joyce who reads it. Its still a wonderful book, but I am kind of partial to Joyce's no-nonsense way of speaking. I understand why she doesn't read it herself, but I would have liked it better that way.

Aside from that, this book offers excellent Biblical insight on how to control your thoughts as opposed to them controlling you. As Joyce so aptly states: stinkin' thoughts produce stinkin' actions. But we don't
Karla Kesov
It was a much needed read. I read it at a time when I had postnatal depression.
Not long after the birth of our second child I'd fallen deeply into major mental breakdown. It was a very scary and challenging time emotionally, spiritually and physically. I had a few saving graces during this time and Joyce's book Battlefield of the mind was one of them and the other was the much needed support, love and understanding that came from people who truly understood.
The book gave me something
*short review: this is the first time i read joyce meyer's book, and i am so incredibly impressed by how much this book changed my way of thinking :) Everything was explained in a simple way, not too complicated for a reader like me - who uses English as a second language. The lessons are given along with examples to give a clearer idea of what the message is. I'm even more happier because there are scriptures from the Bible that supported the lesson.

After reading this book, i am hoping to read
Kim Justice
My Review:
This book is a self help kinda book by author Joyce Meyer who is a great writer and speaker. I had not had much to do with her or her books until I was given this one. She believes in the Lord and healing coming from Him. Faith. I also believe in the same, was raised to believe and lived that way.

I was drawn to this book during a time when I was battling depression for the first time in my life. I did not really even know what was going on until a doctor and my family kept telling me
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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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