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It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  1,311 ratings  ·  132 reviews

Get your hopes up. Raise your expectations. Your best days are in front of you.

This is exactly the moment to put your faith into action and expect God’s blessings.

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! It’s Your Ti
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Howard Books (first published October 1st 2009)
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Chris
I try to read this book most nights before going to bed, at least a few pages. Why? Because the human spirit gets beaten and battered each day and at the end of it, you need something to soften the blow. I read it to rekindle my hope in myself and my dreams. They are possible but sometimes life has a way of undermining them. I thank God that Joel has this book to put a smile on my face and heart each night. Dont expect to read this book cover-to-cover, as it is highly repetitive. You'll read the ...more
Sheena
My first thought upon picking this book up was, "Why is he on the cover?" I didn't know how popular Joel Osteen is, or how marketable his image is. This was my first time reading anything of his.

This book is definitely humanly inspiring, since it focuses on "you," but I'm not convinced it's entirely biblical. I understand that we need to grow our faith and trust God completely. I know that God will provide what we need. But I don't entirely agree that God wants all of us to be "prosperous" or "
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Rodney
This is an amazing book, i've seen Joel in person and what an amazing man he truly is. I think everyone should read one or more of his books. You will find it spiritually sound and motivating.
Dee
Nov 03, 2011 Dee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone needing a smile, who doesn't take offense easily and isn't uncomfortable with religion.
Recommended to Dee by: Shane Swanson
Shelves: 2011
Joel Osteen's It's Your Time is an inspirational/spiritual handbook on how to change your outlook and tap into God's outrageous plans for you.

Did I say outrageous?

First of all, I listened to the audio version of this book, read by the author. A friend of mine recommended him to me and I saw this at the library while looking for a book on languages. Not sure why I picked it up, but whatever. I put the first CD in and heard a thick Texan accent calling me "Friend" and telling me I'm a loafer who d
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Jonny99
The third collection of, ahem, “sermons” from America’s premier prosperity preacher. The Great Recession means boom times for a new breed of televangelists pointed labeled “prosperity preachers” by the U.S. media and of these none is doing better box office than “Pastor” Joel Osteen. The seemingly non-aging (does he have a middle aged painted portrait of himself in his attic?) and photogenic as Julia Roberts Houston preacher has boxed up 300 pages of his latest corporate-level-consistent, uh, s ...more
Chris
Aug 24, 2011 Chris rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: inspiration, motivation, hope
Tea: I believe I will have another cup
Overall a very positive and inspiring book for those who may have lost hope in their lives ever changing.
While I don't consider myself a religious person, subscribing to a specific faith, I did appreciate the spirituality in this book. I had to look past the religious references, for myself, to find the deeper meaning behind the Bible passages. I also preferred the real life examples in the book to the passages from the scripture.
As some reviewers have state
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Sandra Menefee
Joel Osteen should be called the great motivator. He so simply motivates and challenges you to be all that God wants you to be. He teaches of God's favor and trusting God for abundance in our lives. Using stories from everyday life, he shows how truly trusting God for the natural and the supernatural can achieve all God's blessing. He gives inspiration, bold prayers and practical living tools for moving forward in faith. The hope filled messages and encouragements motivates you to expand beyond ...more
Michael Jenkins
I really enjoyed how uplifting this book was,it was very encouraging and eye opening. Joel Osteen testimonies of how he overcame obstacles,struggles and how he was victorious build my faith. I also loved he talked about releasing your faith and have bold prayers, not just prayers that get by. Thriving not merely surviving but having everything that God has in store for you. It was a very powerful book about reaching your potential,very encouraging and insightful!
Nikki
I just finished reading this book, but so far what I have read has been inspiring. I'm starting to believe that it is my time for blessings and favor!

Some of the content is redundant, but I suppose it may be necessary to reinforce the idea that it really is your time.

I also enjoy reading the blog that he and his wife Victoria writes. I like to start off my day this way.
Anne Marie Gazzolo
Another wonderful, encouraging, affirming, inspirational and motivational book by Joel Osteen! I love reading his books for all these reasons because he is so positive and uplifting. Highly recommended!
Jason Gregg
One big ray of sunshine, that Joel Osteen is. I listened to this on CD and he read it. It was good to hear him annunciate the positives and even laugh at his own little jokes. The entire premise of the book is that God doesn’t close one door with out opening another. Osteen rides this theme from start to finish. Always keep positive and trust in God. He uses several stories of people who have had challenges in their lives and God had plans for them to be great. They only had to believe that He w ...more
Patty Mora
Okay, okay, I admit that I was skeptical at first when a friend gave me this book. We are both practicing Catholics and have shared the same struggles in our jobs and marriages in the past year-and-a-half. What have I got to lose? (Besides a little time.) I picked up the book and read it during this first week of 2012.

Once I got past Joel Osteen's mega-watt smile and too-good-to-be-true lifestyle that he leads with his Mega-Church in Texas, I started to believe that maybe, just maybe, he is righ
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Kassel
(Taken from my blog entry: http://is.gd/ijTo0)

What were the issues then that led me to give this book a rating comparable to “poor”? Quite a bit. Sit back and have a nice cup of coffee or tea as you review this list with sometimes lengthy explanations.

1. Too long. From start to finish, It’s Your Time runs a little over 300 pages. The book has 23 chapters and is broken up into five different sections that include 4-5 chapters each:

* It’s Time to Believe
* It’s Time for Favor
* It’s Time for Rest
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Imjstgr8
If the purpose of this book was to motivate & encourage using some biblical aspects & everyday life, then Pastor Joel has accomplished his mission. If the goal of this book was to give the reader a book that flowed like an ongoing conversation, then once again the goal was met. If the goal of this book was to not bog down the reader with alot of religious dogma & theology, then again the goal was met..

I thought this was an excellent book. I finished it feeling motivated & encoura
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CarolynKost
Times are tough, but they need not be so for you, says Lakewood Church pastor and best-selling author Osteen.. In this latest rendering of the supremely popular message of the power of positive thinking, Osteen uses practical, down to earth language and copious biblical and contemporary anecdotes to demonstrate how to manifest the health and wealth that we are meant to have, as favored children of God. Broadly, Osteen directs the reader to avoid negative, defeatist thoughts and behaviors, to hav ...more
Thuita J.
I sometimes get disoriented about my direction in life. I sometimes find decisions tough to make and steps hard to take. But Joel Osteen has reignited my passion and optimism through this book. He has written a masterpiece of wise counsel. Timeless, profound, humorous, compelling and transforming, this book is beautifully written. I recommend it.
Chris
It was so awesome!!! I was greatly consoled and encouraged through reading this book! Joel Osteen is a great man of God. I reccommend evevrybody to read this book because it will change their life!!! Joel really encourages and motivates us to live life to the fullest with the weapon of faith. Our faith moves God, not out words.
Jo-anne
Nov 18, 2010 Jo-anne is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
It is very helpful and encourages me to be the best I can and though times may get difficult nothing lasts forever, absolutely inspiring, a definite read for anyone looking for a positive side to their situation gives you a total different look at daily life.
Nupur Tustin
I found this book at an airport bookstore in 2010, and it changed my life. My husband and I had suffered four miscarriages, and I was just about ready to give up. And if it weren't for this book, I would have. Fortunately, I didn't, and just as Joel Osteen promises, I was closer than I thought. I got pregnant again in the summer of 2011, and had my daughter in 2012. And in 2013, we had our second child, a baby boy! I still read this book, and find inspiration in Osteen's words when I'm feeling d ...more
Jewel
"Get out of Self Pity Estates!" Joel Osteen
He is so positive and it's rubbing off on me. I love it. Since I started reading this book all types of great things are happening to me.
Denise Basuino
I thought he gave an interesting perspective on a lot of things. I would recommend this if you are struggling in some way (and who isn't?).
D
Positive, uplifting and faith promoting to be sure, but very repetitive and rehashed. Each chapter is about the same with stories almost everyone has heard before - some of the stories are taken from commercials that have been on the air for years. Also, for a Christian minister, there is almost no mention of Jesus in this book. There are a few stories from the old testament, but almost nothing about Christ. The book is positive and I did mark some quotes that I liked, but otherwise, it is very ...more
Isaac Breese
It’s Your Time by Joel Osteen is a religious book that is about God’s favor and blessings coming down on those who may feel down and out. This book speaks to the those going through foreclosure, failed relationships, overwhelming finances and distraught parents or anyone giving up hope. This uplifting book emphasizes believing that it’s time for increase, receiving favor, restoration, and trusting in God in order to build hope and encouragement that things will get better and victory over obstac ...more
Bryan Anderson
I'll give the book four stars because I really like joel and his approach to writing and life in general. The book was inspiring but also redundant to some stuff I've heard on his programs. the book was focused on the problems from the economic downturn which didn't affect me personally but it did help me in the aspect that we all have problems and there are always positive solutions.
Helen
I've read several of Joel's books and each one has inspired me to be a better person. In this book he explains how you can live a more fulfilling life when you "believe" that "It's Your Time". It's not a book for readers who are negative and have a closed mind. It is only for those who seek change in their life without being bombarded by scriptures and unrealistic stories. I picked this book to download because I believe "It's My Time" and it could be yours too if you're ready to change the way ...more
Chuck Claunch
Great Christian book by Osteen. I have watched Osteen's Sunday morning services off and on for a few years and while he's not the most in depth teacher, he is extremely uplifting. That comes out in his books very well. The book did a wonderful job re-inspiring my faith and "lighting a fire" under me to get things right in my life. I wanted to give the book four stars for how well it served me, but to be more fair to the average reader I gave it three. I am the type of reader that you have to pou ...more
Keith Spears
A refreshing read. A drawback that I had was that it seemed if you answered all of God's callings you would be rewarded very well in this life. While I believe part of this to be true, I hope others won't turn their backs on God the moment they don't receive the wealth or what they believe is deserved.
Matt Randall
I really liked this book. It is all about restarting your faith and the positive effects it can have on your life. The only issue I had with the audiobook is that the author, who read the book, sounds exactly like Matthew Mcconaughey!
Avaladez1
This is the amazing conclusion to the last edition titled "Become a Better You:. Its from the same author and covers the same concept and tells the reader that no matter how hard the econemy is its is still possible to achive your goals. I found this book to be very inspirational and unforgetable with the words written by Joel. I recommend this book for struggling teens in High school.
The reason I picked out this book was because after I completed the first edition of this book I began searchi
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Donna
This book changed my life! Made me re-think everything about what I do, except from others and what I want out of my life. Pushed me to do better for my life, family and friends!
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Joel Osteen is an American best-selling author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His ministry reaches over seven million broadcast media viewers weekly in over 100 nations around the world.

Joel, the son of John Osteen, a highly respected minister of the Gospel and the founder of Lakewood Church, attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied radio an
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