Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Love Revolution - Review & Giveaway

I have always been a Joyce Meyer fan. She is a great woman of God, and I love how she brings the Bible to life in her sermons and books! She is very to the point and always makes you think. She actually reminds me of a female version of Dr. Phil.

So when I was given the chance to review her latest book, The Love Revolution, I jumped on the chance. Thank you to FaithWords/Hachette Book Group for supplying me with a complimentary copy of The Love Revolution, for the purpose of review.

About The Book:

Joyce Meyer is not satisfied with the status quo. She believes that we each need to become a revolutionary and practice love every day. And if Joyce has her way, the revolution will spread - person by person, house by house, town by town, until the old culture of selfishness and greed gives way to a new culture of concern for others.

The book is a revolutionaries' manual, a hands-on primer for bringing the Golden Rule to life in the twenty-first century. Meyer starts out by giving some stunning statistics. Right now...210,000 children will die this week because of poverty; 640 million children do not have adequate shelter; every day, 3,000 children are abducted into the sex-trafficking industry; every day, 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. She goes on to say that although crisis is global, the solution is local. We can't solve the world's problems, but that isn't a reason to remain idle.

LOVE REVOLUTION focuses on personal behavior on the local scale. It's not just a call to action; it is a call to being: being the person who goes out of your way to encourage someone who's out of hope; being the one who smiles at a stranger; being the one who is willing to do something for nothing. The paradox: when we do something for nothing, what we often get is something far greater.

About The Author:

Joyce Meyer has been in full-time ministry since 1980. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy inspirational books. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE television and radio programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences in the US and abroad. Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit her website at www.joycemeyer.org.

My Review:

Recently, I have noticed there are a number of books being released that are encouraging people, especially Christians, to stand up and act on their beliefs to help those in need.

Joyce Meyer's newest release is one of those books. The Love Revolution includes this creed, that Meyer urges the reader to follow:

I take up compassion and surrender my excuses.
I stand against injustice and commit to live out simple acts of God's love.
I refuse to do nothing.
This is my resolve.
I am the Love Revolution.

Meyer states a number of statistics regarding poverty, etc from around the world and once again I was reminded that one person (me) can make a difference.

The solution to the global solution of poverty begins locally. Meyer reminds her readers to live out daily the Golden Rule and help those in our community first.

As Meyer says, "if we want to be a part of the revolution, that means things must change, and things cannot change unless people do. Each of us must say: Change begins with me!" (p. 13). For many years, I thought "how can only one person make a difference" but I know I can.

You can check out http://theloverevolution.com for some fantastic ideas on how to be The Love Revolution is the lives of people around you. Some ideas include:

**paying for someones meal in a restaurant
**generously tip your waiter
**visit someone in the hospital
**and many more ideas!

I have been encouraged and challenged by Meyer and highly recommend this book be read by anyone who wants to be challenged to live beyond ourselves and be a revolution the world so desparately needs.

I also loved that Meyer invited some guests to write in her book and encourage the readers. These guests were Darlene Zschech (Hillsong), John Maxwell, Martin Smith, Pastor Paul Scanlon, and Pastor Tommy Barnett. All also gave especially encouraging words for the reader to be a part of The Love Revolution.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Love Revolution by Joyce Meyer on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com

WIN IT: 5 Lucky readers will win a copy of The Love Revolution

To Enter: Head over to The Love Revolution website and tell me one thing you can do to live out the Love Revolution (other than what I have mentioned above).....hint: check out the Field Guide

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  1. I would love to read this book, I love Joyce Meyer and she really makes sense. This is something I would like to share with my children too. There are so many great ideas but I like the idea of giving single mothers flowers for valentine's day.

  2. Following the Love Revolution on Twitter.

  3. Not too long ago I heard a preacher on the radio say that we show our morals in small things we do and he used the example of returning our shopping carts. I have been trying to do that ever since then and when I looked on the site that was the first one that caught my attention. I also like the one about paying for someone else's meal. I did this once in the drive thru, I paid for the man behind me in line.

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  7. twitter follower @shaeffer mom and tweeted http://twitter.com/shaeffermom/status/5604417197

  8. I follow the love revolution on twitter

  9. I love Joyce Meyer and this book is definitely on my wish list. I had a look at the Love Revolution ideas, and it is hard to pick just one. Taking an elderly person shopping is one that I can do right away. Thanks for sharing about this book!

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  11. tweeted http://twitter.com/shaeffermom/status/5836550411

  12. I would take an elderly person shopping. I have done that before.

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  13. Twitter follower of The Love Revolution: rhoneygee