Balcony People

Balcony People

by Joyce Landorf Heatherley

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Overview

Balcony People by Joyce Landorf Heatherley

Some people are in the "balconies" of our lives, cheering us on, encouraging and energizing us with their warm affirmations. Others live down in our "basements," coldly tearing away at our souls with their unfair and critical judgements. This book is about discovering the balcony people in our lives - and about being a balcony person to others.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016462240
Publisher: Balcony Publishing Inc
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 71
Sales rank: 77,005
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Joyce Landorf Heatherley has authored twenty five books and performed in numerous other related products like CD's, cassettes, videos, films, study courses, et al. Over seven million copies of her products have been sold worldwide. Additionally, some of her writings are now being circulated in ebook format. Joyce is known around the world as a uniquely gifted writer, public speaker, and vocalist, able to convey biblical principles with relevance, humor, compassion, and gentle conviction--in ways that speak to the needs of men and women from all backgrounds. A best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction, her titles include such widely loved books as BALCONY PEOPLE, IRREGULAR PEOPLE, MY BLUE BLANKET, FRAGRANCE OF BEAUTY, JOSEPH, and THE INHERITANCE, and will soon include her latest book GOD'S LITTLE SPARROWS (in ebook format). In addition to speaking in conferences, churches, seminaries, and universities across America, she has hosted her own local (Los Angeles) and national ("From the Heart with Joyce") radio programs and guested on hundreds of radio and television programs throughout the country, as well as making appearances at numerous military bases in the USA and the Far East. Her film series, "His Stubborn Love" was watched by millions in churches throughout the English speaking world. .

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Balcony People 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book IS about God's love. For without God and His Son Jesus Christ we would not even know what true love is.We are all selfishly born and only feel real love,unconditional love when the Holy Spirit enters our hearts. Since Christ lives in my heart, I can say that this book truely moved me. The way it did the author. If you can't feel that,I pray someday you can.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a pastor of a church, I would ask all believers in Jesus Christ to please read this book. When describing what would happen to the world if every Christian would practice being a 'balcony person' Joyce writes these words, 'There will break out over pastors, missionaries, lay people, and congregations alike, the greatest revival the world has ever seen!' If you are reading this and have every prayed for revival in your lives and in this world, this book I believe helps show us the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My best friend gave me this book for Christmas and explained the reason she wanted me to read it was because I was her balcony person and she wanted me to know exactly what that meant. The book is beautiful and I was filled with joy at the end to see how cool God is to give the spirtual gift of being a 'balcony person' to me. This book is for those who are scared and hiding and need to be reassured that God has given them a balcony person to 'cheer them on' through every bit of life's bumpy roads. The gift of encouragement is an awe inspiring thing...this book will help you realize that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read and re read this book a gazillion times.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
For the basic message, I would have given this book 5 stars: there is a need to encourage people to think outside of themselves and consider the needs and desires of others. It is also valuable to point out that those who help others end up helping themselves in many ways. Unfortunately, Joyce Heatherly has established herself as one of my 'basement people'. I find it incredibly crass to maintain that only fundamentalist Christians are capable of empathy, generosity and love. Given this regrettable attitude, I would reduce my rating to 2 stars. I might have suggested that the reader might see beyond the very sectarian approach for which I am faulting the book and gain from the basic message. Unfortunately, the recommendations Ms. Heatherly offers for identifying one's own balcony people is to look for devout Christians, and to become someone else's balcony person is to become a devout Christian. There is no other help or instruction offered and, for that deficit, I must reduce my rating to a single star. By the way, I was motivated to think about who may have been balcony people in my own personal history, and I identify at least 4 individuals. Not once did I ever get any mythological insights from them, whether concerning God, Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Zeus, Apollo, Ra, or any other. I would like to read a book that helped people develop characteristics similar to these very dear people in my life.