Eat The Cookie Buy The Shoes

Giving Yourself Permission To Lighten Up

Non-Fiction - Audiobook
208 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2010
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Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

Joyce Meyer’s latest book begins with the story of a cookie. She and her husband were watching their weight and she felt guilty for having a third of a cookie. He didn’t help any by “reminding” her that she had cheated. She turned this “event” into a learning experience, illustration and book.

We all have rules that we have set for ourselves. When we break them we feel guilty. Meyer’s reminds us that it is alright. We should not feel guilty. While rules are important we should give ourselves a break. She is not talking about sin but the little things like buying a pair of shoes, eating a cookie, taking a nap or missing a trip to the gym. She encourages us to celebrate life using scripture to support her thesis. Take time to enjoy the little things in life.

While I enjoyed the audio book, I expect something meatier from Meyers. This is MS Meyer’s own fault. Her former books have had depth and strong message. The message was good, encouraging, feel good but not deep. The whole book could have easily been told in one chapter. The first chapter is excellent from there I expected more depth but it wasn’t there. That does not make this a bad book. It still has an excellent message.