cover image I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion

I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion

Joyce Meyer, . . FaithWords, $22.99 (295pp) ISBN 978-0-446-53197-9

Christian television personality and bestselling author Meyer (Battlefield of the Mind; Approval Addiction ) turns her prolific pen to living life with passion. “It’s time to take action and make your life count,” she says. In typical Meyer fashion, she spends the rest of the book informing readers how to do just that: “Make a decision to be an excellent person”; “If you really cannot stand your life, then do something about it”; and “Make up your mind regarding what you believe, have God’s words to back it up, and don’t ever back down.” She first describes how passion and purpose work together, then provides directives on how to pursue that passion with purpose, particularly in areas such as spirit, mind, emotions, finances and the physical body. Declarative sentences that get right to the point are a Meyer trademark, and fans won’t be disappointed here. Pithy pull-out aphorisms and “I Dare You” sidebars help readers break down the concrete steps of dreaming big. Meyer’s message is sound, if unoriginal—“Let’s be determined to fulfill our purpose”—and her method stern yet loving. Fans will enjoy this enthusiastic manual for Christian living. (Sept. 4)