Apr 11, 2010

Eat the Cookie ... Buy the Shoes by Joyce Meyer

Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up

Engrained in our culture is the belief that unbending discipline is the only sure way to success. You must go to the gym five times a week, never order the dessert, and don't even think about buying that dress you keep staring at in the store window. Breaking from such a regimented lifestyle is a sign of weakness, right? Wrong! - and Joyce wants to tell us why...

Though setting rules in our lives are important, it's just as important that we break them from time-to-time. Structure is a powerful tool, but when diverging from your own goals is seen as catastrophic, it can have a hugely negative effect on us. Balance is a core value in life and every once in awhile we deserve to indulge in a guilty pleasure or two. So don't feel bad about straying from your goals every once-in-awhile and in fact, embrace it: eat the cookie and buy the shoes!


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.


Joyce Meyer has done it again, and I absolutely love this book! The title alone should make it a bestseller, don't you think?

In this book, Joyce goes through many examples of celebrations from the Bible. These times of celebration enhanced people's ability to live productive and happy lives. We should not feel guilty if we treat ourselves once in a while. We work hard and we deserve to lighten up!

Please take a few minutes to peak inside the book using the viewer at the top of this post. I especially enjoyed the second chapter that talks about celebrating ourselves. With my own birthday coming up very shortly, I need to start thinking differently about this day. After reading Joyce's words, I will try to celebrate the day instead of dreading it like usual.

An awesome book, filled with lots of practical ways that we should celebrate and enjoy life.

MY RATING - 5 out of 5

Thank you to Hachette Books for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Eat the Cookie...Buy the Shoes: Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up

Category: RELIGION
Publish Date: 4/13/2010
Price: $19.99/$24.99
ISBN: 9780446538640
Pages: 208
Size: 6" x 9"


  1. Just the title alone makes me like this book. The author raises a good point, and your review makes it sound like a book to read.

  2. I can't wait to get the copy I won!!! YEAH!!!