This is a good collection of positive, encouraging, and inspiring devotions. Osteen uses personal stories, those of others and ones from the Bible to illustrate her teaching. Each devotion contains an essential Bible verse and a closing prayer.
I like that she begins with a foundation of God's love, deep and unconditional. Among the devotions was one encouraging us to be the best we can be, right where God has placed us, even if we do not understand why God has placed us there. Another devotion was about not taking offense. The opportunities for offense will come but we do not have to take the offense. Osteen gives good ideas on how to deal with them. A surprising devotion was one on joy and how it can be a defense against what comes at us from life. My favorite devotion was on the importance of knowing who we are in Christ.
I like this collection of devotions. They are positive and inspiring yet realistic. Osteen gives good teaching through them on how to live life the way God desires for us.
Food for thought: “Through Him you can live fearlessly and freely no matter what you're facing.” (42)
You can read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Victoria Osteen is a New York Times bestselling author, the host of a national radio program on Sirius XM, and the co-pastor of America's largest church, Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. She lives in Houston with her husband Joel, and their two children. Photo: Eric Forsythe.
FaithWords, 272 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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