Pauline Joyce Hutchinson Meyer was born on June 4, 1943 in St.Louis, Missouri. She was briefly a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in St Louis. She started leading a Bible class at a local cafeteria and became active in Life Christian Center, a charismatic church. Joyce Meyer received a PhD in theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida. She is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. She has written over 80 books including The Secret to True Happiness; 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life; the entire Battlefield of the Mind series; and the novel The Penny. She has released thousands of audio teachings, as well as a complete video library. She also has a television and radio program, Enjoying Everyday Life. Her title Do Yourself a Favor... Forgive: Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 and in 2013 her titles Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits and God Is Not Mad at You made The New York Times Best Seller List. You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.