‘Our actions are a direct result of our thoughts. If we have a negative mind, we will have a negative life. If, on the other hand, we renew our mind according to God’s Word, we will prove out ‘the good and acceptable and perfect will of God’ for our lives.’
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation – all these are attacks on the mind. But take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions to change their lives by changing the way they think.
Joyce Meyer’s all-time bestselling book:
- Shows you how to control the thousands of thoughts you have every day
- Helps you to recognise damaging thoughts that can influence your life
- Identifies the ‘Wilderness Mentalities’ that hold us back
- Demonstrates how to focus your mind to think the way Jesus thought
Joyce shares the trials, tragedies and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family and ministry that have led her to amazing, life-transforming truth, and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way. Now I read this book a few years ago and at the time found it hard to relate to because I wasn’t married or in work and so many of the examples seemed irrelevant to my life. But now Joyce Meyer has come up with a solution, allow me to introduce you too Battlefield of the mind for teens!
So did you know your mind is a battlefield? Well, it is. Let’s face it: Teen life can be a constant battle. But the most important fight you’ll face won’t be in the halls of your school, in Internet chat sessions, at an after-prom party, or even in your family’s living room. The most important fight of all will be waged in your mind.
Battlefield of the Mind for Teens takes an honest look at what teenagers face every day–peer pressure, expectations for your future, the struggle for independence. With solid research, interviews with young people, and no-nonsense, biblically based advice, Joyce Meyer gives you the ammo you need to make your brain a clean, mean, fighting machine.
There’s no getting around the fact that the world is sometimes a difficult place. Joyce Meyer wants to make sure you win the battle for your brain–and she wants you to win big. So crack open this book and let the battle begin!
My only word of warning is that you must approach this book with an open heart and mind, if you look at it cynically (which I did at first) and write it off as soppy fluffy over-emotional stuff then you won’t benefit from it. Read it and be encouraged that your feelings are bout unusual, read it and be challenged to change the way you think, read it and experiences the freedom!
These books are a series of edgy novels that tackle issues that we face every day! The main character is a christian and we are able to follow her as she handles some of the tough stuff life throws at her. I found these books not only an engrossing read that made me never want to put the books down and held my attention throughout. Even when the topics were not experience I had had I was always gripped to see how the characters would cope. These are great books for people who are struggling with the issues they tackle but are equally great books for those who just love to read!
Bright Purple – Color me confused
In the food court at the Greenville Mall, Jessica LeCroix drops a bomb: “I’m a lesbian.” Ramie Grant cannot believe her ears. Jessi! Her best friend, her teammate…a homosexual? It’s all way too much for Ramie to handle.
It’s only a matter of time before others on the basketball team find out. Quickly, little jokes become vicious attacks, making Jessica more reluctant to share an even bigger secret. Ramie and fellow teammate BJ want to do the right thing, except so far, everything they’ve done has backfired. In the end, Ramie must decide if she will stand by Jessica’s side or turn her back on a friend in need.
Moon White – Color me enchanted
So says Heather, a teenage girl-next-door who has recently begun studying new age ideas. But her newfound curiosity is alienating her from others, including a judgmental best friend who has written her off as a witch. Isolated and lonely, Heather soon encounters fellow seekers, including her new stepmother, who are far more accepting and encouraging than her Christian friends.
Yet she soon learns that her ‘harmless’ spiritual journey is anything but. As she falls more deeply into the occult, Heather endures shocking betrayals, but discovers hope in a long-lost letter that reconnects her to the truth she’s been seeking.
Dark Blue – Color me lonely
When Jordan starts to make new, more popular friends, Kara feels totally burned by her former best friend’s icy rejection. These dark blue days are almost more than she can take, until she makes a life-changing discovery. To get there, however, Kara must make some major choices about who and what she’s going to believe in and if she’ll ever trust anybody–including God– ever again.
Deep Green – Color me jealous
Last year at this time, Jordan never would have thought her junior year would be like this: stuck in a twisted love triangle with Shawna Frye and Timothy Lawrence. But when Timothy broke up with Shawna–to date Jordan!– what else could she have done? When Shawna lures Timothy back, Jordan feels absolutely green with envy–so much so that she considers doing anything to get him back. Anything. With characters and themes carrying over characters and themes from dark blue, the first book in the True Colors series, deep green introduces new layers of complexity and depth.
Torch red – Color me torn
With the possible exception of Callie Price, Zoe Stepanovich feels like the only virgin on earth. The new girl in school, Shawna Frye (from deep green), has all these stories about sex, but they only make Zoe more confused. Am I ready for sex and everything that goes with it? When football star Jamie Allen asks her out and pressures her to sleep with him, Zoe can’t help but wonder if now might be the right time. Meanwhile, Nate Stein, a guy Zoe has had something of a secret crush on since middle school, tries to persuade her to think twice before giving herself to Jamie. One night, Shawna hooks up with Jamie and her dark secret comes to light, changing everyone’s attitude about sex–expecially Zoe’s.
Pitch Black – Color me lost
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Bergstrom thinks her life is as bad as it can get. But it’s about to get a whole lot worse. Her close friend Jason Harding has just killed himself, and no one seems to know why. She deals with her own grief as she tries to unravel the clues that led to Jason’s heartbreaking suicide. Often blaming herself for missing signs he might have given her, Morgan questions the meaning of life and death and God. She even considers the possibility of following Jason’s lead and ending her own life. As she struggles with her grief, Morgan must make her life’s ultimate decision–before it’s too late.
Burnt Orange – Color me wasted
It’s okay to go to drinking parties if you’re going there to help others, right? And besides, one little beer can’t hurt. Well, at least that’s what Amber Conrad–Pastor Conrad’s daughter–tells herself. Amber blows off the good advice of her friends Simi and Lisa, insisting they’re “just jealous.” But before she knows it, all her little white lies add up to major self-deception, and Amber finds herself in a heap of trouble. Book five in the acclaimed TrueColors series examines a temptation many students–even Christian students–deal with every weekend–maybe even every day: alcohol abuse. Melody’s “I’ve been-there-too” tone and grace-filled narratives challenge students to live for Christ in all the dramas of their own life.
Fool’s Gold – Color me consumed
All in all, Hannah Johnson is pretty happy as a missionary kid. In Papua New Guinea, no one worries about fancy clothes or credit card limits-everyone has other things to think about. But when Hannah visits her cousin Vanessa for a summer in America, everything changes.
All that glitters isn’t gold.
Vanessa and her friends try to catch Hannah up on all the latest fashion trends, but in the end, Hannah feels hopeless. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to keep up with the rich girls-but that doesn’t stop her from trying. In the process, Hannah is forced to come to grips with what she values most: beauty on the inside, or beauty on the outside.
Blade Silver – Color me scarred
Ruth Wallace knows she can only hide the scars on her arms for so long. Who wears long sleeves all summer long? Cutting herself doesn’t make Ruth’s problems disappear, but at least it helps her cope. Her dad is a nightmare, her mother seems lost in a medicated dreamland, and her brother Caleb can’t handle their family life any more than she can. Abby, one of Ruth’s good friends, is getting suspicious. Fortunately, Glen Collins hasn’t noticed yet. But then again, he’s a new student and probably doesn’t want to sound mean. Ruth needs to find someway, any way, to heal her scars-the ones she hides and the ones she can’t-before something terrible happens.
Bitter Rose – Color me crushed
Maggie’s parents suddenly split up after twenty-five years of marriage. The whole situation has Maggie feeling hurt, distraught, and most of all, violently bitter. She’s nearly desperate for someone who can restore her confidence in love. Maggie blames her mom for the family’s disintegration. “She’s driven him away with her constant nagging and complaining and arguing. Honestly, who could stand to live with that woman?” she vents to her friend Claire. However, there’s more to the story, and Maggie desperately wants to know the truth—something nobody seems willing to tell her.
Faded Denim – Color me trapped
All of Emily’s friends seem so perfect. They’re skinny and pretty, and, of course, are fun and flirty to boot. Especially Leah, who, as Emily remembers it, used to be the chubby girl in school. Now Leah is on her way toward becoming America’s next top model. Literally. Why can’t I look like her? Emily loathes her slightly overweight body, her insecure personality, and sometimes even her “perfect” friends.
As Leah and Becca, another gorgeous friend, discuss the latest fashion trends and “magical thigh-reducing creams,” Emily’s secret bitterness begins to eat away at her soul. Emily takes drastic measures putting herself in danger of death, which she will only avoid if she comes to terms with the issues weighing down her heavy heart.
Harsh Pink – Color me burned
After moving from Boston with her mom, Reagan Mercer is just trying to fit in at her new high school. When she wins a coveted spot on the cheerleading squad and accidentally bumps popularity poster child Kendra Farnsworth from the lineup, Reagan makes a new A-list enemy. She finds that acceptance has a steep price, as her new friends make life miserable for anyone who gets in their way.