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Book Review: Stay in the Game Author: Joel Osteen

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Living our best lives requires us to be all in, all the time. When everything is going your way, it can be easy to make good decisions and do the right thing, but it's also easy to become complacent and stop giving your best. And what about when times are tough and nothing is happening in your favor? It can be even tougher to stay in the game when you don't feel like it and the voices of defeat tell you, "You're done. There's nothing good in your future."

Don't believe tricks that life’s ups and downs can play on your emotions, your mind, and your attitude. Staying in the game requires living out truths we know, even if we don’t feel them to be true. When nothing is going your way and negativity tells you that you should be on the sidelines nursing your wounds—you're still in the game. And when life seems easy, with no storms on the horizon, you're still showing up and giving every day your best. You're still expecting great things, and there are rewards in store for people who are faithful through both hardship and times of ease.

There are a million reasons to sit on the sidelines, but no matter what hand life deals you, good things are already on their way, and your effort has been noticed. Be courageous and Stay in the Game; your future is full of opportunities beyond your wildest dreams.

Derived from content previously published in The Power of I Am and Break Out!

Reviewed by:

Rochél Nkosi

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I'm a wife to Carl, and mother to 3 gorgeous kiddos. We are on the eldership team at Front Line People Church in Brakpan. I love to worship through song, and am an avid baker. I believe life needs good coffee, good cake and good friends - and that Jesus came to give us life in abundance!

Name of Book:

Stay in the Game


Joel Osteen

What drew you to read this book?:

I was given this book to read by a good friend.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

What really spoke to my heart was that it's not how we start a race, but how we finish it. In everything God has for us, it's important that we finish strong.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book?:

The main point is that we will face challenges in life, but we need to be determined to "stay in the game." We shouldn't allow difficulties to get us down, but we need to live victoriously.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Although I would not recommend this book, mature Christians may benefit from reading it, as there are one or two "nuggets." Its message needs to be weighed against Scripture, as there is a prosperity message running through the narrative.

Star Rating?:

All comments are writers own.

Published by Faith Words and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

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