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Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  2,414 ratings  ·  153 reviews
Joyce Meyer has a knack for coining phrases-her fans call them Joyceisms -and one of her best loved is "Where the mind goes, the man follows." This was the basis for Battlefield of the Mind, and in her latest book, Meyer provides "power thoughts," bringing the reader to a new level of ability to use the mind as a tool to achievement.
In POWER THOUGHTS, she outlines a fle
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Published September 14th 2010 by FaithWords (first published January 1st 2010)
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Stefanie Sugia
"The battle in our minds will continue until our earthly lives are complete. We will never become so spiritual that the enemy decides to stop harassing us, but we can become stronger and stronger against him as we grow in our relationship with God and in understanding His Word."
A while ago, I was kind of bored reading fiction books (probably because I haven't found any that really blew me away lately); so I decided to pick up a non-fiction book to lift up my reading mood. I chose this book becau
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Kate
Dec 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: christianity
Power Thoughts is divided into two parts, the first contains four chapters and the second twelve chapters. In part one Joyce outlines why she thinks that positive thinking is a vital component of living a happy, successful life. Part two contains Meyer’s twelve-step program for changing destructive thought patterns. Each chapter in part two begins with a Power Thought and a Bible verse and concludes with a “Power Pack” of Bible verses designed to help the reader implement the principles taught i ...more
Kerry Peresta
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge Joyce Meyer fan because she is practical in her Biblical life applications. This was a wonderful book! A reminder that we do indeed have power (supernaturally) through Scriptural truths if we just apply them. Postive thinking can only go so far...but when combined with promises throughout the Bible...well get ready for your blessing! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will read it again and again.
Cheryl Selby
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Joyce Meyer has put together a program using twelve steps to win the battle of the mind. Each step is described and explained, then followed up with questions to aid the reader in applying the principles taught. Joyce uses principles taught in scripture as a basis for her concepts and to aid the reader in using faith in the word of God to stand firm on winning the war that wages in one’s mind.

I found the book easy to read, and well written. The book’s format took me through each step in a progre
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Monisha Taylor
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think many people don't understand the real value of this book and it is a shame. This book is about how God wants us to think positive about our lives even if things are not going the way we want them to. God did not promise us that we wouldn't have sorrow or pain, but if we trust Him we can get through anything. Her book emphasizes that and provides insight for people struggling to deal with life's issues. She mentions prosperity as God wanting us to get the most out of life but many times w ...more
Pam Holcomb
Parts of the book made me overwhelmed because of all the 'work' she was asking us to do. My brain can only handle so much, 'thinking'.

Surprisingly, my fav part of one of the chapters was on nagging. I hadn't realized how negative reminders & requests that we ask of others can be so demanding. I like how she said to use the strategy of positive talk and cheerfulness when asking someone to do something. How simple!

One of the other motivators she expands on is offendedness. She basically urges us
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Edna Stewart
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Friends and readers, thoughts are powerful and Joyce puts it to the test with "Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind." Nobody would know more about how to win that than Joyce with her beauty for ashes bio of her life story of overcoming many obstacles.

This book gives 12 essential strategies to win over those battles of the mind that we all have from time to time. This is a very interesting book that's at a pace to make you read, stop, think, and write. This is a great formu
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Serena Chase
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been slowly digesting this book since February. It is thoughtful, thorough, and Biblically based, but saddled with an unfortunate, new-agey-sounding title which could, unfortunately again, turn some people off from this potentially life-changing book.

The twelve power thoughts are good ones and have really opened my eyes to some issues in my mind that are hindering my spirituality. Like Joyce suggests, I plan to go back over the next 12 weeks and focus on one thought per week with prayer and
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Kelly
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PHENOMENAL!!!! What an amazing book to learn how to have complete control over your thoughts and not give into the negative thoughts controlling you. God teaches you to turn to Him and learn to be what He made you to be IN Him.
I didn't read her first book. . .Battelfield of the mind, but I have just purchased it to start from the beginning and come back to this book again.
Definately a book everyone should read!!
Lori
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you battle with doubt, fear, or being overwhelmed? Maybe you battle with the constant negative thoughts that just wear you out? Well, this book offered me a lot of helpful advice to not only put God first in my life, but to stay positive. This book offers 12 powerful thoughts that you can reflect on to help you pursue a more positive life. This book also taught me that I need to change my thinking especially since thinking effects my emotions. I might not perfect this in just the week I've re ...more
Allison Falcon
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please read this book. It should be a prerequisite read for adulthood. Many people including myself would've greatly benefited from this even as a teenager but esp as a young adult. But it's never too late!!! This was my first JM book to read. I'm ordering more tonight; it was that great! I'm not one for "self help" books and the title seemed cheesy to me. I had a friend strongly recommend it to me so I ordered it. This was a great book!! Read it slowly and ponder what she's saying. Absorb the s ...more
Ze
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really am enjoying this book. So far it has helped me remind myself to constantly think positively
and reminds me not to be so hard on myself when I realize I'm focusing on the negatives. It teaches you to fill my mind with positive thoughts and win the battle over worry.

It also contains very simple and short exercises that help you really think through the points in the book and help you apply it to your own situation.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to work on their minds and practi
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Lynn Coulter
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked this one a lot, and i haven't always been a joyce meyer fan. Meyer provides good, practical suggestions for replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, using Scripture to claim (internally and out loud) that we're more than conquerors through Christ. She's challenging me to stop and realize what i'm saying with statements like, "i'll never get through this." Instead, I'm practicing saying, "I walk in faith. I speak faith. I trust God." Power thinking isn't just some spacey, New-Age m ...more
Paige Temby
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book extremely helpful. I enjoy most all of Joyce Meyer's books. This one has a great outline of how to train yourself to be a positive person and putting God first in all your decisions. She is great at organizing thoughts and plans of action. Who doesn't want to be a positive person all the time instead of slipping back into the same old patterns most people tend to do? I have her list of 12 power thoughts posted where I can read them daily.
Kat
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Meyers cuts to the point and lays it out plainly. I pretty much enjoy all of her teachings. Just wish I we better at putting them all into practice!
Roger
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being a student of the topic of the "positive thinking" genre, I can't say that Joyce Meyer brings much new to the table in her initial chapters. If a reader doesn't understand the merits of positive thinking to improve their life and chances of succeeding - I would encourage them to look to other texts. However, the author hits her stride when she speaks about why a person has good cause to think positive with the context of her suggestions using Biblical teachings. I would classify this book m ...more
Alicia
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2010
Power Thoughts by Joyce Meyer is a follow-up of sorts to her previous book Battlefield of the Mind. This book takes the principles uncovered in Battlefield of the Mind a step further, providing a guideline for practical application of these principles to “renew your mind” and train your thoughts to fall into line with the Word of God. Joyce Meyer details twelve steps, or thoughts, to meditate on, along with scripture to focus on in the process of retraining your mind to turn from a vicious cycle ...more
Richard Kuhn
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought POWER THOUGHTS was one of Meyer's best works yet. This book is intended to be a follow-up, although not a sequel, to her phenomenal best seller, THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND. One does not have to read BATTLEFIELD prior to negotiating through POWER THOUGHTS, as it shines on its own.

There are many attributes I appreciate about Meyer's work. Chief among them is that her exposition overflows with genuine care for her readers. In this work, perhaps more than any other I've read, her empathy
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Julie Reed
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
Some, or most of it was good but also overwhelming, which in turn made me feel inadequate and somewhat discouraged. If I were able to accomplish all that were in this book I'd be a perfect person. I'm FAR from perfect and this book sort of high-lighted that for me. Also, I think Joyce tends to put words in God's mouth. I'm sure she's off the mark on some things-- such as her belief that if we are good with God, we will have everything we need materially. uhhhmmm..nah, I don't buy that. She seems ...more
Michael
Sep 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: grace-gospel
This is one of the best books I read, very informative and biblical. Joyce Meyer is one of my favorite speakers, and I try to watch her as much as I can. I love the way she presents the word of God,she does it with truth and power. Also there are many things in this book that Christians can apply to their life;such as learning to to easily offended ( one of my favorite points), showing love, and learning to worship of worrying. I would highly recommended this book to any believer or unbeliever t ...more
Kat
Feb 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
I had a love/hate relationship with this book. The beginning was very encouraging and I was taking notes but the actual power thoughts in part 2 were not that great. This was my first Joyce Meyer book. I do not read a lot of "christian self-help" so there was a lot of things I did not agree with. I also got tired of her talking about her horrible childhood and adding her "emphasis" to scripture. The thoughts are pretty good but only about 2 out of the 12 actually really helped me. The others wer ...more
Jeanine
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've taken a long time to work my way, prayerfully, through this book. After studying & teaching "The Battle of the Mind" a couple times, I looked forward to seeing what more Joyce had to offer as to practically working at changing my mind to agree with God & His Word. Thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of "think about it" questions and not just to read the book mindlessly. Taking this journey of self-discovery seriously has helped me to focus on the area/s I really need to rethink and work out in ...more
Lucy Realtor Bilik-Hill
An amazing book so far. Thru ch.1 it's very much like most things that I've read so far on positive thinking ie "power of positive thinking". However it's never too much and reminders are great for us especially in this economy of keeping our mind clear and spirits high. Looking forward to Ch.2

Now that I am done, it was amazing. Joyce outlines a flexible program to turn thoughts into habits, and habits into success.

Sections include:
· The Power of a Positive You
· 5 Rules for Keeping Your Attitud
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Janice
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My husband and I listened to this on a recent road trip. This is the Joyce Meyer version of the "Power of Positive Thinking". Although I do not agree with Ms. Meyer on many issues, I find her advice on issues related to self discipline, emotional management, and positive thinking to be excellent. The information presented here is not new, but Ms. Meyer's approach is very down to earth and easily understood. I think she reaches a wide audience, and many who might not read other authors. And by li ...more
Corie
I LOVED this book so much that I purchased 4 or 5 other books by Joyce Meyer at the used bookstore. This book is based on 12 scripture based "power thoughts". The basic premise is that changing your thinking, meditating on positive, biblical principles can change your life. Each chapter has questions with a small area to journal. Purchase this book because you're going to want to read and re-read it as well as highlight the text that speaks to you. Be prepared to have many "a-ha" moments.
Ladell
Feb 17, 2011 is currently reading it
I have had this on my shelf forever at this point. Power Thoughts is not a one night reader. If you are waiting for a full review of this book then keep waiting. I am peeling this book a part one chapter at a time and applying it before moving on. I want to and will be changed by this book so it may show me as still reading for a quite a while. Furthermore, I am not even reading it in page order. I am getting honest with myself and as things arise I am using this book and God's word to change my ...more
Chris
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book contains helpful ideas to live with peace, joy, and happiness as we choose power thoughts. Joyce Meyers shares personal experiences about overcoming a childhood that was filled with sexual and emotional abuse and, by changing her thinking, eventually creating a strong marriage and a positive self-image. Her research, ideas, and concepts are invaluable and will transform the reader's life. I highly recommend this book!
Jinna
Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am in the process of reading this book but so far it one of the best self-help books I have come across. It is very informative and biblically based. It has reinforced my thought process that positive thinking is the only way to life a fuller, more satisfying and healthier life. I can’t wait to finish Power Thoughts and I intend to read it over and over again just as we do the Bible. I wish everyone would read this book.
Ellen
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My personal opinion is that Joyce makes a lot of sense through out most of her book. one example is on the chapter of emotional stability when she says we should control our emotions or they control us. (175-178). Joyce went on to say this is how we find contentment. The only problem I really had with this book was when I lost train of thought thinking that if I invited Joyce to my wedding I wouldn't be able to place her next to my Muslim uncle.
Gina
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started reading July 10, 2014. Easy to read. Simple. Light. I do enjoy the "To Think About" sections. Loved this book! It's good for you. Great insight, words of wisdom & all of it biblically sound. These are godly concepts & will definitely strengthen your walk with God. Joyce is a straight shooter. She does not beat around the bush or sugar coat things. She's real. We ought to embrace this because many of us just need that blunt honesty! Power Thought #12 - I PUT GOD FIRST IN MY LIFE! ...more
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“It’s All in Your Mind Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. —Anonymous INTRODUCTION One of my favorite sayings is, “Where the mind goes, the man follows.” 8 likes
“All of us have the privilege and responsibility of choosing our attitudes, no matter what circumstances or situations we find ourselves in. The key word here is choosing. Attitudes don’t just happen; they are the products of our choices.” 6 likes
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