cover image Seize the Day: Living on Purpose and Making Every Day Count

Seize the Day: Living on Purpose and Making Every Day Count

Joyce Meyer. Faithwords, $24 (272p) ISBN 978-1-4555-5989-3

Meyer, host of the popular Enjoying Everyday Life broadcast, preaches what she knows%E2%80%94finding God and his purpose every day%E2%80%94with a perceptible urgency. This isn't just the latest in a series of bestselling books from Meyer containing wisdom about how to deal with life's challenges, but an exigent call to get things in order and get back on track before it is too late. Betting that most people won't want to find themselves full of regret at the end of their lives, Meyer uses heartfelt, personal examples and biblical stories to encourage choices that will result in a life lived to its fullest. Practical advice for readers who want to stay on track: set goals, make specific plans to carry them out, draw on the Holy Spirit for determination to deal with emotions that can distract, and protect time from interruptions (one chapter offers 10 ways to avoid wasting time). Meyer advocates seizing control of one's schedule to focus on life's purpose, but also recommends being flexible, finding a system that fits one's style, and taking time to laugh. Each chapter includes a succinct summary of its important points. (Sept.)