#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shares how to become free from the burden of stress so that you can achieve God's best for your life.
As technology increases your accessibility, it becomes harder to mute the background noise of your life and receive God's guidance. Joyce Meyer calls this OVERLOAD, when the demands of your busy life become all-consuming and overwhelming. But to experience the joyful life God has planned, you must make time to focus on His Word. Then you'll receive His healing calmness and gain the strength to take on life's challenges, from physical ailments to problems in relationships. Through the practical advice and Scriptural wisdom in this book, you'll learn how to unplug and free yourself from burdens that weigh you down. You'll gain simple, effective tips for better rest and stress management and discover the fulfilling life you were meant to lead.
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About the Author
JOYCE MEYER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Bestsellers include God Is Not Mad at You; Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits; Living Beyond Your Feelings; Power Thoughts; Battlefield of the Mind; and The Confident Woman. Joyce holds conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Start Defeating Stress Today 3
Chapter 2 Who's in Charge? 19
Chapter 3 The Best Stress-Relief Possible 33
Chapter 4 I'd Like to Exchange This 47
Chapter 5 Decisions You Make and Steps You Take 63
Chapter 6 Did You Forget Something? 77
Chapter 7 Choice Overload 91
Chapter 8 Laugh, Laugh, and Laugh Some More 107
Chapter 9 The Stress of Comparison 123
Chapter 10 Change the Conversation 137
Chapter 11 It Is Well with My Soul 151
Chapter 12 Facing Stress Head-on! 167
Chapter 13 Seeing Things Differently 181
Chapter 14 The Quickest Way to Defeat Stress 197
Chapter 15 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life 215
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Outside of the Bible, this book has helped me grow the most spiritually. Best read with someone you trust to hold you accountable.
This is one of Joyce' s BEST books!!! (besides The Battlefield of the Minds) Love it!! Must read!!! TONS of helpful ways to distress!! Love this book!!
God knows what we need, that is for sure. Since I requested Overload by Joyce Meyer to review, my life started tilting towards "overload" in the stress area. Soon afterwords, I received the book. Overload focuses on practical steps you can take to help you avoid some stress and lower stress that you can't avoid.This book helped me every day this past week as I read a little each day. I would recommend reading it in short chunks so you can absorb the teaching and implement her helps slowly. I found this book to be both a practical and an inspirational help to me spiritually. Joyce shares stories from her life and from Bible characters to inspire us to handle stress better. She Offers ways for us to lower our stress levels and shares how we can look at our life experiences differently to reduce our mental outlook on the stress in our lives. She reminds us that in our modern world, we all have stress, and they also had stress during Bible times too. Using wisdom from the Bible, we can make a choice to handle our stress better. Each chapter in Overload concludes with "Things to Remember" and a "Did you know?" fact related to stress. Things to Remember highlights some important ideas shared in each chapter. I think this is a book that I will refer to again and again when stress starts to get the better of me. This area of highlights would help me find what I want to remember quicker as I work to get my stress level down. Joyce also offers a few lists through the book on ways to relieve stress, such as taking a nap, playing with a pet, getting outdoors for awhile and laughing over a funny movie. One chapter also focuses on ways you can attend to your health to keep stress levels lower before they begin to creep up. I would recommend this practical book to anyone wanting to work through stress issues or avoid some of the stress pitfalls before they begin. Honestly, I think we would all benefit from reading it. I received this book from Faith Words publisher. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.
OVERLOAD: How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself From The Pressure Of Stress by Joyce Meyer is a multifaceted book aimed at helping the reader deal with stress. There is literally something for everyone in this book! You won't be disappointed in Joyce Meyer's newest book, Overload. In this extremely well organized publication to be released tomorrow, Joyce identifies stress as "an indiscriminate thief that will take whatever it can from whomever it can....health, peace, rest, relationships, laughter...stress wants to take it all away!" She doesn't stop with assisting the reader in identifying areas of tension in their life, but goes a step farther by providing very concise direction for how to deal with those areas of your life that are creating havoc and stealing your peace. The selling attribute for the book, Overload, is not that there is a large volume of new information being presented, but that the knowledge is presented all together in one place in a very easy reading fashion. The highlighted gray boxes throughout the pages, as well as the "Things to Remember" list at the end of each chapter are a very effective tool for improving retention. Joyce sufficiently covers the effects, common causes, frequent triggers & poor responses of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stress. In addition she delivers tangible instruction on how to decrease the presence of stress in one's life and deal better with those situations that are unavoidable. Joyce Meyer (www.joycemeyer.org) has focused her entire ministry on teaching the Bible, so it is little surprise that the guidance she presents is backed up with scriptural references. She reminds the reader that they have a choice to make each day...they can trust themselves or they can put their trust in God referencing: Psalm 37:3(NIV) Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. In a very detailed breakdown of practical solutions, Joyce addresses: confidence in the Lord, making necessary changes in our lives to decrease stress, doing our part to respond to uncontrollable stress in a Godly manner, remembering that God is good, simplifying our lives when possible, laughing more, choosing to live in the security of Christ, monitoring our speech, enjoying the life we have been given, adjusting our perspective and choosing to become more outward focused by blessing others with acts of service. The book is a catalyst that promotes personal reflection and serves to assist the reader in discovering those areas in their life that might be a hindrance to living a stress free life. There is a tandem workbook with Overload: How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself From the Pressure of Stress that will be available for purchase in May 2016. I would like to go through this workbook with a group of friends or within a Bible Study setting. I think it would provide a beautiful opportunity to connect on an extremely transparent level with a community of believers. This subject matter presented in a Biblical workbook format could be life changing. In the meantime, I plan to reread and apply the advice in this book, one chapter at a time. Yes....it's that good!! I would like to thank FaithWords Publishing for this review copy of OVERLOAD: How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself From the Pressure of Stress by Joyce Meyer. I received this complimentary copy in exchange for reading this book in it's entirety and giving an honest review.