Book Review: Psalms and Proverbs for Everyday Life: 100 Daily Devotions

“Don't discount the power of a kind word. One encouraging word can have an impact for a person's lifetime. Your kind words can break strongholds in people's minds. Your encouragement can set their dreams into motion.

Joel Osteen brings his signature uplifting message to his latest devotional, Psalms and Proverbs for Everyday Life: 100 Daily Devotions. Drawing inspiration from beloved Bible passages, Osteen offers bite-sized encouragement for readers looking to start their day on an inspirational note. Readers will be prompted to grow in their own spiritual lives, but also to take action in their local communities.

The book features 100 devotions, each based on a verse from either Psalms or Proverbs. Osteen expands on the wisdom and positivity contained within each passage, connecting biblical truths to the everyday challenges we face. The reflections range from a couple pages up to meatier essays for those wanting something more substantial to chew on.

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As expected from the popular televangelist, the devotions radiate with optimism and feature the uplifting phraseology Osteen has become known for. The writing aims to motivate and reassure readers that with faith and perseverance, God will see them through even the toughest of times.

The thorough Table of Contents at the beginning of the book provides an easy way for readers to select devotions based on areas of interest or a current need. But the book also works well for picking a topic at random each day. No matter what section of  the book you read, Osteen reminds us to keep pressing on, trusting in God’s plan and timing. 

"You're NOT on your own. You're being carried by the God who created you. God is protecting you. He is moving the wrong people out of the way, opening doors you cannot open. You can rest in faith today, knowing that He has you in His arms."


For anyone needing a daily burst of encouragement, this collection of wisdom from beloved Psalms and Proverbs provides the perfect inspirational kickstart. Uplifting and accessibly written, it makes for an ideal holiday gift or self-purchase for fans of Osteen’s trademark message of positivity. Highly recommended. You can purchase Psalms and Proverbs for Everyday Life: 100 Daily Devotions by Joel Osteen wherever books are sold.

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