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Saturday, December 24, 2016

#Book #Review: 5 out of 5 stars for Daily Readings from It's Your Time by Joel Osteen @JoelOsteen @Howard_Books

TITLE: Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor
AUTHOR: Joel Osteen 
PUBLISHER: Howard Books
PUBLICATION DATE: December 28, 2010
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 288 pages
GENRE: Nonfiction, Religion
ISBN: 9781451609875
It’s your time to declare your faith, to look for God’s favor, and to give control of your life to Him so that you can find fulfillment in His plans for you!

In Daily Readings from It’s Your Time, pastor and bestselling author Joel Osteen helps you turn every day into an opportunity for a better life as you incorporate messages of hope and faith more deeply into everything you do. No matter where you stand, this 90-day devotional provides new approaches for transforming your life. Joel guides you with thought-provoking anecdotes, words of encouragement, and inspiring scripture. Based on It’s Your Time, this devotional centers around five encouraging themes:

• It’s Time to Believe

• It’s Time for Favor

• It’s Time for Restoration

• It’s Time to Trust

• It’s Time to Stretch

Each section consists of readings that elaborate on one of the five ideas. As you travel through each day, you will find new and exciting ways to bring the teachings of It’s Your Time into your life. Highlighting key stories from It’s Your Time, this devotional also supplies passages and daily thoughts that offer messages of faith, hope, and strength to help you rise above any circumstance so that you can fulfill God’s best plan for your life. Joel offers assurance that God does not want you to merely survive challenging times, He wants you to thrive. When you give your life over to Him, God will send opportunities your way so you can soar to new heights of fulfillment. He also reminds you that the bigger your burden, the greater your blessings to come.

It’s Your Time

Joel Osteen is a new-to-me author, and I find him to be very inspirational and motivational. I used this book as my night-time devotional, and I just loved it. Each devotional is several pages long, and it takes approximately ten minutes to read through it. If you intend to also do the suggested scripture reading, it will take longer. If not, Joel highlights a key verse from the suggested scripture reading. At the end of each devotional, there is an accompanying prayer and thought for the day to focus or meditate on.

I borrowed this one from my local library, but I loved it so much that I bought a copy and gave it to my cousin to read because I was so impressed with it! Joel writes in such a way that I find it very easy to relate to him, and I love the book’s overall sense of positivity! I will definitely look for more books by this author.


5 stars!! It was superb, and I will likely re-read it in the future! I highly recommend it!

This book qualifies as:
#68 for my 2016 You Read How Many Books? Challenge
#68 for my 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
#23 for my New Author Challenge 2016
#23 for my 2016 New To You Reading Challenge


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