Steven Dybvad, Book Review – “I Declare 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life” by Joel Osteen

by Steven Dybvad

I Declare 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life by Joel Osteen

I loved reading this book. It’s the best one of jewels that I’ve read yet. This is a book with 31 topics, 31 chapters, that is made to read over a 31 day period of time. I would have to say that this is very similar in comparison to the purpose driven life except a much shorter version with a more brief subject matter. I like it better brief, it doesn’t take the focus away from what to contemplate each day.

I read books like this one among many other books for multiple reasons, but the main reason is to grow, expand my horizons and to be able to view things from a different light. I also read this book for daily spiritual empowerment. I read this book to give me the hope and the strength I need to keep fighting for a new and better life. A quality life with purpose and love that is driven by strong and powerful faith in the Lord and the knowledge that he will always provide for me, my family and my children.

I learned a great deal from this book and I was able to focus and reflect on more specific life topics in situations for more than just the 31 days this book was written for. I’ve even started reading it for yet another 31 days, and I plan to read it again and again after that.

I think that Joel’s main goal in writing this book was to empower us, give us the strength, and encourage to fight another day and most of all the trust in the Lord and his divine plans for future. Remind us to believe that just because we don’t see anything happening in our life doesn’t mean that God isn’t working. Joel has a gift with words, he always throws in these wonderful catchphrases like ‘every 24 hours, God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness”. In every setback it means only that we are one step closer to seeing our dreams come to pass. I particularly enjoyed that last phrase because it really hits home with my current setback of being incarcerated.

I have already begun to utilize these daily readings by combining them into my life. This is great tool for many present and future ways of living.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with faith in God.

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