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
POINTS OF POWER By Yolanda Adams with Lavaille Lavette Published by:FaithWords ISBN#978-0446545785 256 Pages
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Over five million listeners tune in to hear Yolanda Adams's Points of Power, a segment in her daily radio show that inspires people by applying biblical truths to present-day realities. In her first book, Yolanda Adams transfers that winning segment into a reader's delight. In this highly accessible manual for daily living, she shares stories from her and other’s personal experiences, showing readers how to access God's love and grace in their modern world and troubles. By revealing how Yolanda and other human beings have transcended the world's difficulties, POINTS OF POWER empowers readers to face trouble with confidence in the God who never fails.
REVIEW: Yolanda Adams with Lavaille Lavette have penned a very special, encouraging, inspirational book. I loved her open and honest approach, as well as how she shared her heart and the inspirational stories. She says, “I’ve learned we rarely look like the destiny inside of us! God didn’t see Gideon as he was, but as he could be.” She talks about how God views us as opposed to how we view ourselves. Good stuff.
Some of the topics discussed in this book are the power of faith, love, forgiveness, confession, praise, prayer, peace, protection and victory, just to name a few. This book can be used in a couple of different ways:
It can be used in your devotional time to start your day with an inspirational story and how to apply the message to your life;
You can just read the inspirational stories by amazing people such as Billy Graham, T.D. Jakes, Robin Roberts, Chris Gardner and many more; or
You can use this book for a personal study time to help you dig deeper into the bible stories and apply God’s principles to your life. Yolanda Adams provides a summary at the end of each chapter and then has questions to ask yourself and help you take a look at scripture in a new light.
I liked the fact that Yolanda had the summary, scripture passage, and the 10 Pensive Points at the end of each chapter. She really helped you to think about the story and take a closer look at the peoples lives she talked about and their situations. It was encouraging and challenging.
The personal stories and bible accounts were short, easy to understand and packed a powerful punch. She also helped you apply the passage of scripture to your life in a segment called Power Passage. These stories helped you see how God works differently in everyone’s life. Yolanda also provides a prayer to give you the confidence and guidance to take the next step in your personal relationship with God.
I’m so thankful to have read and received a review copy of this book. I’ll be reading this book again; there were so many gold nuggets inside these pages.
Video of the beautiful song "The Prayer" performed by Donnie McClurkin & Yolanda Adams
Never Give Up Performed for President Bush and his wife - along with many others
"Yolanda Adams has been an inspiration to me through her songs for a while now, and to my pleasant surprise her spoken words to me backstage on many occasions have helped me in my walk of faith in ways I know she cannot know. Her spoken words are [now] in writing in a book. Yolanda, I'm hanging on every page 'cause I need all the help I can get. Thank you so much for touching me." (Steve Harvey, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN 2009)"Yolanda Adams' faith is infectious and her spirit joyful. If you need a quick pick-me-up, you will find Yolanda a welcome companion on your spiritual journey." (Tyler Perry 2009)
"Yolanda draws out the practical application of powerful biblical truths through inspiring stories and nuggets of wisdom found in POINTS OF POWER." (Bishop T. D. Jakes, Senior Pastor, The Potter's House of Dallas 2009)"People who are a true light to the world are often referred to as being 'angels in disguise.' My sister Yolanda Adams is indeed an angel, but she is not in disguise. POINTS OF POWER is like an angel's instruction manual for living on earth. I know that it will inspire everyone at a time when we need it most." (Mo'Nique, actress, comedian, and TV host )
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