cover image Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now

Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now

Joyce Meyer, , read by Pat Lentz. . Time Warner Audiobooks, $29.98 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-59483-204-8

Meyer's earthy voice only appears for the half-hour introduction, where the Bible teacher openly shares details of her own health history (spastic colon, hormonal problems, migraines, menstrual cycle irregularities, breast cancer). But its candor—and message of how she stoically soldiered on in full workaholic mode before finally applying the keys here—sets the tone and resonates throughout. When Lentz's more polished tones take over, listeners familiar with Meyer's voice must adjust, but Lentz ably conveys Meyer's 12 keys to changing bad eating and exercise habits. Even though Meyer suggests the audiobook be used as a program, the blend of anecdotes, humor, practicality and details of the body's workings make for enjoyable listening on its own. Music is spare: brief keyboard interludes appear only at the beginning and end of each disc. And as much as listeners may wish Meyer had narrated the entire book, after that introduction she'll not only be forgiven but her delegating of the narration can serve as a real-life example proving the point of the book. Simultaneous release with the Warner Faith hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 30). (Apr.)