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The Power of Favor: The Force That Will Take You Where You Can't Go on Your Own

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Learn how declaring God's love will bless you with favor and fulfillment in this uplifting book--perfect for anyone who is determined to find success and spiritual inspiration.
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God helps you accomplish what you couldn't manage on your own. With His blessings, you stand out in the crowd and
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by FaithWords (first published December 7th 2019)
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Trina M. Smith
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joel’s Sermons

I enjoyed reading the book and as always encouraged. I did notice several of the stories he referenced came from his sermons, word for word. I listen to Joel on his Sirius XM channel when driving long distance, so I get to hear several sermons and many are featured in this book. It would be nice if when he reference scriptures from the Bible that he gives the reader the book, chapter and verse, instead of just saying “the scripture says”.
Donna Hines
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"God helps you accomplish what you couldn't manage on your own. With His blessings, you stand out in the crowd and get breaks that you didn't deserve. The psalmist said, "God's favor surrounds us like a shield." That means that everywhere you go, you have an advantage, a divine empowerment, and a key to open up the right doors."
In fact the power of favor is all around us as we witness God in action.
The favor always wins!
God will make the wrong's right!
God sees it, he feels it, he hears our cries
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Andrew
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the Power of Favor, Joel Osteen has written a brand-new book discussing the favor of God on your life. He shares that God had things in the future for us to accomplish and God will give us favor to help us find our purpose. Joel encourages believers to believe that God has good things in store for us. He explains that favor can be a job promotion that we weren’t qualified for that we end up getting, finding our spouse in an unexpected way, eventually conceiving and having a baby we have been ...more
Zachary Houle
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Joel Osteen has a bit of a bad reputation because he didn’t open his megachurch to those seeking to escape from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey when it hit Houston a couple of years ago. Granted, it may have been not safe to do so at the time, and he did open the church (and claimed the church had always been open). Whatever the reason for keeping the church shut (or not shut, but poorly advertised as being so), one cannot overlook the fact that the Mayor of Houston did proclaim a day of honour ...more
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Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’ve listened to Joel Osteen’s sermons on television or on his Sirius station, then you know he oozes with positivity and encouragement, so it’s no surprise this book offers the same. He shows how God is our author and His favor will make things happen in our lives we never dreamed possible.

God has put something on you that gives you an advantage, something that will open doors that you can’t open, something that will make you stand out in the crowd. It’s called “favor.” – excerpt from
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Sarah
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
The Power of Favor: The Force That Will Take You Where You Can't Go on Your Own by Joel Osteen is a great book about the favor of God in your life. Joel breads positivity and encouragement in this book towards the reader, which is great, especially if you are going through a difficult season in life. This book is all about how God wants to bless His children and while I think Joel takes the power of favor a little too far in the way that he writes, the concept is correct. God does want to bless ...more
Lance Lumley
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Many have a problem with Mr. Osteen's preaching only about the positive. Here in his book, he discusses the favor of God, which he terms the word favor as "goodness." For those that like his other writings, this book will satisfy the audience. If you read some of his other books, there is not too many new examples he uses; he tends to go back to the story on how his church moved to an arena, which is something that has been told many times in his books. Regardless of whether or not you believe ...more
Paige Gordon
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Although it got a little repetitive at times, this was an encouraging book and if you need something to help renew your mindset and perspective it is a solid option.

Favorite Quote: “Sometimes God will take you through a difficulty to get rid of what’s chasing you... You may not like the difficulty. It may not seem fair, but you’re going to come out of that storm free from things that would have held you back your whole life.”
Peter
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of Joel’s best books yet (“Blessed In the Darknes” is still better!). In this book, Joel will show you what is God’s empowerment to those who love Him, which is called “favor”. Through the finished work of the cross, God’s favor in us can catapult our lives to unprecedented levels through Jesus’ love.
Adrienne Geller
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have read several of Pastor Osteen's books and look forward to viewing his weekly sermons on Sundays. While I would hope that he would include "new" information instead of just repeating his previous sermons, I still benefit from reading his books and the application of his knowledge.
Aisha Tahar
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love the book. Absolutely uplifting and motivating. If you read some of his previous books some of the stories are repetitive but always refreshing to read them again
Leslie M.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok

I've read a number of books by Osteen, and I've always enjoyed them. This one was encouraging, but it wasn't one of my favorites. I found it to be a bit repetitive, from his sermons as well as prior books. While it has a positive message, overall, the concept as described is a bit too easy: just believe and it will happen. Christians know that there is a bit more to it than that.

A number of Bible stories are mentioned, but there aren't any direct references, which bothered me. When reading books
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JOEL OSTEEN is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. He is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 45,000 people attend services there every week. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world. His 24-hour channel on SiriusXM ...more