Thursday, January 28, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Points of Power


Title: Points of Power: Discover a Spirit-Filled Life of Joy and Purpose
Author: Yolanda Adams with Lavaille Lavette
Genre: Christian nonfiction devotional
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Entry deadline: February 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

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Points of Power: Discover a Spirit-Filled Life of Joy and Purpose

FaithWords (January 5, 2010)

***Special thanks to Valerie M. Russo of Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.***


Yolanda Adams is listed among the artists who have achieved the greatest critical and commercial success in blending R&B styles with gospel music. She has released twelve albums, two of which were certified platinum, one gold, and has won over twenty awards for her music. She currently hosts The Yolanda Adams Morning Show and makes her home in Houston. You can find out more about Yolanda at

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (January 5, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446545783
ISBN-13: 978-0446545785


My Review

People are attracted to positive people. The ones who no matter what circumstance they find themselves in, they can say God has brought them to this point and has them exactly where they need to be.

Yolanda Adams seems to be that kind of person. She writes a positive book, filled with 37 points of power. Each has a story or illustration of the point, a prayer, questions or tips on applying the point to your life, and a power Scripture passage. She's got the answers. Technically, it's a great book for uplifting you on your spiritual journey.

Yet I have a problem relating. I don't see myself as a negative person, but as a realist. There are always multiple sides to an issue, and I am never sure I have the RIGHT answers. I keep trying and striving, and I know God makes up for all my flaws. But I don't have all the answers.

Most extremely positive people I know are sure they are doing the right thing, and then circumstances change, they change their position, and once again they are sure they are doing the right thing, and that their previous position was just a lesson or step in the process. It seems to me like they are fake, or disingenuine, or just not too bright, but I'm learning that they really ARE that way. It still annoys me. It attracts hoards of others, but it annoys me.

I digress. I don't know Yolanda, but I just get that positive vibe from her book that keeps me from relating. Like the spa story - she shares how she loves indulging in spas and how the rainforest shower reminds of her God's cleansing. Never been there myself... Or the Mandela story - there are just too many sides to the Mandela story that aren't shared here.

I suspect this book will bless a lot of people, and I do recommend it, despite my personal issues!


Lady Araujo said...
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Lady Araujo said...

I agree with you. People say I'm negative too...
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Benita said...

Becoming positive is a process. I'd love to read this book.


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Yolanda Adams is one of my favorite gospel singers and I think this book would give me a lot of inspiration!

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I would love Yolanda's biblical encouragement! :-)

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I have some of Ms. Adams' CDs!

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