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Title: Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Published January 1st 2017 by B Books
ISBN: 9781433686597
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God has a plan for your life. More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down. Which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or God has a plan for your life. More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down. Which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them. Detours are a good thing that often feels bad. Tony knows a thing or two about detours, and one of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessing. To deliver you to the place He has created just for you. Yet what we often do is try as hard as we can to work our own way to the circumstances we believe are best for us. Using examples from the life of Joseph, Tony will leave readers with answers to the following questions: -How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life? -How can you make the most of the detours God has planned for you? -Is there a way to shorten a detour and speed up your progression in life? -What is the purpose of a detour?

30 review for Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    If you are in the messy middle of a detour, I really do believe the book, Detours will infuse you with the encouragement and wisdom you’re in desperate need of. In Detours by Tony Evans, Evans writes about the twists in turns in Joseph’s life and how they relate to your own detour-filled life. Evans does this in such an encouraging, yet truthful way by initially launching into the topic of the purpose behind detours. This is such an important topic because far too often, we can be stuck in a tria If you are in the messy middle of a detour, I really do believe the book, Detours will infuse you with the encouragement and wisdom you’re in desperate need of. In Detours by Tony Evans, Evans writes about the twists in turns in Joseph’s life and how they relate to your own detour-filled life. Evans does this in such an encouraging, yet truthful way by initially launching into the topic of the purpose behind detours. This is such an important topic because far too often, we can be stuck in a trial or see someone else enduring their own series of detours and think, “Well, this is just a waste of time; why can’t I press the fast-forward button for myself or this person over here enduring this hardship?” Tony Evans has a beautifully put response for this: “God is not going to bring your destiny to fruition until He knows you are able to handle it spiritually, emotionally, and physically. If you cannot handle it, you will lose it rather than use it for His glory.” I’ve read Detours by Tony Evans two times now and have gotten new nuggets from the book each time. This second go-around, the chapter on “The Presence of Detours” really struck a cord with me because it’s where Evans both warns and encourages us to turn our eyes away from our situation and onto someone else to help. As Evans mentions, detours will inherently make us turn inward. Peeling our eyes away from our trials is certainly a challenge, but it’s a challenge that God desires and one that Joseph himself took action with when he came to the aid of his two fellow prisoners. Read more hope-filled encouragement at: http://bit.ly/TonyEvansDetours I received this book for free from B&H and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Careese Mukulu

    This was a good read. Tony Evans talks about detours in life using the life of Joseph as a loose outline. He made some great points. Most of his points were sound. His style was engaging. There were even a few laughs. He was thoughtful in writing this book. I feel like he really tried to connect with the needs and issues of his readers. He did well with this. I felt like he understood detours pretty well, and it is clear that he understands the emotions people feel while on detours. I saw a lot of This was a good read. Tony Evans talks about detours in life using the life of Joseph as a loose outline. He made some great points. Most of his points were sound. His style was engaging. There were even a few laughs. He was thoughtful in writing this book. I feel like he really tried to connect with the needs and issues of his readers. He did well with this. I felt like he understood detours pretty well, and it is clear that he understands the emotions people feel while on detours. I saw a lot of myself in this book. However, for me, the book was not enough. It did shed some light on my situation, but it seemed to stop a couple of steps before the solution. Tony Evans made some good suggestions that will be helpful. I'm not sure they are all I need, but they will certainly help. This book was helpful on the initial reading, but I think it may prove even more helpful over time. There were great insights that I will continue to ponder. There were things that I probably need to wrestle with. I'm so glad I got the paper version of this book. I did lots of highlighting and writing in the margins and that helped me to really interact with this book. And that's what you need to do: truly interact with this book. Should you read it? Yes. It's an illuminating and well-written book. It could really help you if you feel like you're on a detour. It might not be all you need, but it will definitely help you along your way.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    In this book, Dr. Tony Evans helps us to examine detours in a different light. It's well-written and a great read. We have all driven and suddenly come across a detour and we don't enjoy it. It takes us out of our way and delays our arrival to where we are going. Detours in life can be the same way. Maybe you're detoured from going to college by an unexpected pregnancy. Maybe you're detoured from owning a home because of a lost job. But the thing is these detours can be a place of growth and bless In this book, Dr. Tony Evans helps us to examine detours in a different light. It's well-written and a great read. We have all driven and suddenly come across a detour and we don't enjoy it. It takes us out of our way and delays our arrival to where we are going. Detours in life can be the same way. Maybe you're detoured from going to college by an unexpected pregnancy. Maybe you're detoured from owning a home because of a lost job. But the thing is these detours can be a place of growth and blessing for us if we will allow them too. Dr. Evans gives us the story of Joseph as a prime example of a man who faced many detours in his life. He shows us how Joseph allowed them to produce growth and they were a stepping stone to what God had planned for him to save the lives of many people. Dr. Evans accomplishes what he set out to do in this book. To have me look at detours in my life as designed by God for my good and to remember that there is a purpose for it. This is a great book and I recommend it to everyone. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brian Eshleman

    No jaw-dropping insights in this broad exposition of Joseph's story from Genesis. Nevertheless, he does include a lot of good cross-references that hopefully can entice the reader into the habit of more regular, more independent Bible study.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)

    If you've lived any time at all I can guarantee you've experienced a detour. Maybe it's been a short one or maybe it's gone on a long time. Sometimes they seem to come in succession. Some are painful, some are tedious and some may even be a pleasant diversion. Regardless every one of them are part of the journey towards our ultimate destiny. In his own unique way Dr. Evans takes us on a journey through the life of Joseph. Along the way we experience Joseph's detours towards his destiny and apply If you've lived any time at all I can guarantee you've experienced a detour. Maybe it's been a short one or maybe it's gone on a long time. Sometimes they seem to come in succession. Some are painful, some are tedious and some may even be a pleasant diversion. Regardless every one of them are part of the journey towards our ultimate destiny. In his own unique way Dr. Evans takes us on a journey through the life of Joseph. Along the way we experience Joseph's detours towards his destiny and apply each twist and turn to our own circumstances. I personally don't think I'll ever look at the life of Joseph in the same way. I'm a church girl so the story is almost overly familiar. This was a refreshing new look at God's sovereignty. If you are experiencing a detour of your own you need this book. Detours can be depressing. And by nature they are quite unpredictable. But this book will remind you that there is purpose in everything. What is going on in your life isn't only about you. God uses every one of us to complete His plan in His way and in His timing. If you enjoy the teaching ministry of Dr. Evans you will most certainly enjoy this book. It is written in his distinctive voice. I felt like I could actually hear him reading to me in my head. There is also a follow-up Bible study that would be nice for a small group. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    I loved this book, it really puts "detours" in perspective. If you are wondering about your circumstances and why it "appears" that God is not with you, Please listen to Tony explain Joseph's story. He waited a long time for God to provide and he went through up and downs just like us. We need to trust that God is in control.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lynn White

    I am a huge fan of Dr. Tony Evans, so I fully expected to enjoy the book Detours. With his usual flair, Dr. Evans relates the story of Joseph beautifully to our personal journeys through life. While reading Detours, I felt so sad for Joseph. Even though he persevered and ended up fulfilling the great calling God had for his life, you couldn't help but feel a little bad for him. The only thing he seemed guilty of was being a little naïve by believing that he could trust the people closest to him w I am a huge fan of Dr. Tony Evans, so I fully expected to enjoy the book Detours. With his usual flair, Dr. Evans relates the story of Joseph beautifully to our personal journeys through life. While reading Detours, I felt so sad for Joseph. Even though he persevered and ended up fulfilling the great calling God had for his life, you couldn't help but feel a little bad for him. The only thing he seemed guilty of was being a little naïve by believing that he could trust the people closest to him with his dream of future success. I'm sure he never thought for a moment it would lead to his sale into slavery. But God... Dr. Evans did a great job of describing the necessity of Joseph's unfair and difficult journey. He noted that God used human hands to work on Joseph even if it meant that Joseph would be hurt in the process. This persecution was crucial to God preparing him to handle the power he planned to give him. At first, I thought that Joseph prevailed because he ultimately became second in command to Pharaoh. But after reading Detours, I felt it was really God who prevailed. His work in refining Joseph was complete. When presented with the opportunity to get vengeance on his family, he showered them with love and kindness. His brothers learned their lesson too, when they refused to give over their youngest brother during Joseph's test. Persevering through life's difficult moments is secondary story to the true lesson of Detours -- God's love always wins!

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Schroeder

    What a refreshing and reassuring read because who cannot relate to experiencing their own detours? There are not many guarantees in life except that God loves us and is working through us whether we like it or not. Detours are meant to refine us and bring us closer to the heart of Jesus and help us understand His will, not ours. When I look back in my life to all of the times things did not work out the way I wanted, as time goes, it becomes more and more evident that God's hand was there the en What a refreshing and reassuring read because who cannot relate to experiencing their own detours? There are not many guarantees in life except that God loves us and is working through us whether we like it or not. Detours are meant to refine us and bring us closer to the heart of Jesus and help us understand His will, not ours. When I look back in my life to all of the times things did not work out the way I wanted, as time goes, it becomes more and more evident that God's hand was there the entire time and ultimately it was for the better. The book seems designed to help anyone--men, women, leaders, young and old, and perhaps is one I need to read from time to time to be reminded of God's faithfulness. I am thankful for the teaching of Dr. Evans, his teaching, and highly recommend "Detours" for you to read.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jessie Young

    "When your preparation meets God’s purpose—your time connects with His time—you are ready to move from detour to destiny." Detours by Tony Evans. This book is all about how God takes you through detours to get to your destiny. Tony Evans covers all angles of detours, why we go through them, why we feel stuck in them, and what happens when we come out of them. Everything is backed by scripture from the life of Joseph who withstood years and years of detours to get to his destiny. The book is easy "When your preparation meets God’s purpose—your time connects with His time—you are ready to move from detour to destiny." Detours by Tony Evans. This book is all about how God takes you through detours to get to your destiny. Tony Evans covers all angles of detours, why we go through them, why we feel stuck in them, and what happens when we come out of them. Everything is backed by scripture from the life of Joseph who withstood years and years of detours to get to his destiny. The book is easy to read and understand. Everything included in the book is applicable for everyone. Read this book to help better understand the why of life's detours and "disappointments". God has good things in store for us but we must be ready for it. This book lays it out there and will help you make sense of life when it doesn't go exactly the way you expected.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Diamond

    This book is so great about the Detours that God takes us on in life. I have the fortunate ability to be on a release team and got the book before release date. Bishop Evans talks about, the purpose, pain and proof of the detours that comes up in life. He takes us though the pre-destined plan of detours to save us from uncertained death or violence. Then he talks about at the end of the road being greatful for the detour we couldn't see when we embarked on the road. Be at Peace and stay patient This book is so great about the Detours that God takes us on in life. I have the fortunate ability to be on a release team and got the book before release date. Bishop Evans talks about, the purpose, pain and proof of the detours that comes up in life. He takes us though the pre-destined plan of detours to save us from uncertained death or violence. Then he talks about at the end of the road being greatful for the detour we couldn't see when we embarked on the road. Be at Peace and stay patient it will all be revolved. Great novel such love and scriptures available. So very much needed in today's society.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lee Button

    Detour. The word reminds you of time wasted. And fuel, if you are driving. Tony Evans explains how spiritual life detours may be time best spent. And energizing to your soul. The divine GPS finds detours when we don’t think they are necessary. Evans defines the human condition. “There’s a plotnessness that exists in many lives today. Often we move from one scene, one circumstance, to the next without purpose. We wander from high school to college, from college to our first job. Then we’re just dy Detour. The word reminds you of time wasted. And fuel, if you are driving. Tony Evans explains how spiritual life detours may be time best spent. And energizing to your soul. The divine GPS finds detours when we don’t think they are necessary. Evans defines the human condition. “There’s a plotnessness that exists in many lives today. Often we move from one scene, one circumstance, to the next without purpose. We wander from high school to college, from college to our first job. Then we’re just dying to have kids. Next we’re dying to get them out of the house. Then we’re dying to retire, only to find out that we’re just dying-never having known why we were alive in the first place.” A God-ordained destiny awaits but we miss it. Joseph, the familiar patriarch of Israel, had a world-changing destiny he could not achieve without taking detours. Evans helps us understand why God brings detours into our life with episodes from Joseph’s life. It is remarkable how many similarities exist between this man of history and men of the present. “God knows the wisdom of detours and so He uses them frequently on our behalf, forcing us down a path that is ultimately wiser-although at the time it may not appear that way.” The language is simple and the well-placed illustrations are germane. The illustrations deepen the meaning of the stories. Each chapter title utilizes a ‘P’ word which often appears contrived. The chapter on God’s providence clarifies that complicated issue. The book will be of use to those who wonder how their current situation could be beneficial. And all who know someone who seems to be wandering aimlessly. “You rarely find someone alone on a detour.”

  12. 4 out of 5

    Julie D.

    This book is very timely for me. I've had a lot of detours in my life, especially in the past three years. If you're like me and have had detours in your life, this book is definitely for you! Dr. Evans shares how God uses these detours are used by God to get us to the destiny He has for us. The sufferings we go through refine us to make us more usable to God. What would our lives be like if we lived with the knowledge of our purpose and destiny in mind? Each chapter takes us through what detours This book is very timely for me. I've had a lot of detours in my life, especially in the past three years. If you're like me and have had detours in your life, this book is definitely for you! Dr. Evans shares how God uses these detours are used by God to get us to the destiny He has for us. The sufferings we go through refine us to make us more usable to God. What would our lives be like if we lived with the knowledge of our purpose and destiny in mind? Each chapter takes us through what detours are. The purpose and pain to the peace and path. He shows us what detours can do to us and how we should use them in our lives. It's our perspective of these detours that makes all the difference. Our faith in God and trust in Him is all important. I love how easy this book is to read. The way Dr. Evans writes is easily understood and draws you in. This is a real page turner and there are so many wonderful quotes that I highlighted and even wrote down so I would remember them. They are all Biblical and so encouraging! The whole book is this way and I came away from this book very encouraged. This book has been life changing for me. It has helped me to understand the detours in my life and how God is using them to perfect me and get me to my destiny. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars. *This book was provided to me for my honest review by B & H/Lifeway Blogger program

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    This is a very helpful book for understanding the detours in life that can make us feel we are being kept from our destinies. Evans uses the story of Joseph in Genesis to lay out principles of how God rarely leads a person from point A to point Z without first leading him to any number of other places, often in ways that confuse us and may cause us to doubt we will ever get to point Z. If you've ever experienced such confusion and/or doubt, you will likely find this book to be very helpful. As is This is a very helpful book for understanding the detours in life that can make us feel we are being kept from our destinies. Evans uses the story of Joseph in Genesis to lay out principles of how God rarely leads a person from point A to point Z without first leading him to any number of other places, often in ways that confuse us and may cause us to doubt we will ever get to point Z. If you've ever experienced such confusion and/or doubt, you will likely find this book to be very helpful. As is his style (and immense gift), Evans fills the book with illustrations to punctuate his points. He is one of the best at this, both in his preaching and his writing. The illustrations serve both to help the reader grasp what Evans is saying and to make for enjoyable reading. The book is an easy read that most believers will likely find helpful for their walks with the Lord.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny is one of those books that should be a must read for everyone who believes in God. Mainly through the Old Testament story of Joseph, Dr. Tony Evans relates the ins and outs of the road to your destiny. At a time in my Christian walk that I was focusing on the New Testament, Dr. Evans made the Old Testament relevant to the rocky road we call Life. I highly recommend this book for everyone no matter where you are on the road of life.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sherri Hayes

    I loved this book! I closed it with a new perspective on life’s detours. I will look for God in all of life”s unexpected detours. I will seek the lessons to be learned and I will trust in the guidance of my Father as the Holy Spirit leads my way. Dr. Evans is a master at using life stories to make a spiritual point. This book is full of simple truths that are powerful when held up to Scripture.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Greg

    Awesome Insight I can't speak highly enough of this book. Pastor Evans insight into Gods hand in the life of Joseph and subsequently our own lives is eye opening in the wonders of God. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking a deeper look into why they fel that they are caught in a rut, or fel that God has abandoned them midstream in life .

  17. 4 out of 5

    Steve Erb

    Excellent Read for those that are searching for God's direction or wondering where God is in your circumstance. God has a plan for each of us, and Dr. Evans does a wonderful job paralleling the story of Joseph and how God used Detours in his life.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia D.

    A Great Book This book was recommended by my pastor. I really enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to others. Although, the kindle version was a little buggy during the last half when turning pages and highlighting. Hopefully they will fix this.

  19. 4 out of 5

    John Jemar

    Excellent Bible teaching on destiny and detours using Joseph's life of troubles.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Charity Cole

    Great study of Joseph's life and also good application for our own lives.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Olms

    Great book

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mary-ann

    Have you ever felt stuck, or wondered why you are in one place and not another? Or ever say why in the world am I here? Mr. Evans explains to us that detours can often be a good thing, no matter how it makes us feel. He explains that detours help avoid hazards or bad things that may come. By using the example of the life of Joseph, He explains that our paths aren't always a to z, but may go c to t to g etc. I know that in my life, it seems like we have done circles many times and there has always Have you ever felt stuck, or wondered why you are in one place and not another? Or ever say why in the world am I here? Mr. Evans explains to us that detours can often be a good thing, no matter how it makes us feel. He explains that detours help avoid hazards or bad things that may come. By using the example of the life of Joseph, He explains that our paths aren't always a to z, but may go c to t to g etc. I know that in my life, it seems like we have done circles many times and there has always been a very good reason. We have to look at detours as a training time, a time of lifting up and getting us ready for our next road that we take. Mr. Evans also answers questions How can you make the most of the detours God has planned for you? What is the purpose of a detour? This is a great book if you feel stuck in place, or just can't see what God has planned for your life right now. httpsDetours with Tony Evans I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jørgen Hansen

    When God has prepared the purpose but the person is not yet ready for it, then focus, maturity, character, and faith have to be developed through a process of preparation. Joseph was not ready for his destiny, so God had to prepare him by taking him on a long, winding, and mysterious detour. God knows what works best for each one of us, Tony Evans affirms. Understanding providence, 'the hand of God moving in the glove of history,' is 'one of the most important things you need to know in your Chr When God has prepared the purpose but the person is not yet ready for it, then focus, maturity, character, and faith have to be developed through a process of preparation. Joseph was not ready for his destiny, so God had to prepare him by taking him on a long, winding, and mysterious detour. God knows what works best for each one of us, Tony Evans affirms. Understanding providence, 'the hand of God moving in the glove of history,' is 'one of the most important things you need to know in your Christian experience,' Evans declares. This book will help you to know and understand the mystery of waiting on God, the reasons for detours, the sense of disappointments. This book left me with an anchor secured in the belief that God knows best and that in everything he 'causes everything to work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.'

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gil Feliciano

    Great book but would have like to know more about the destination as well as the detours.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    According to Tony Evans in his new book, Detours, God has a plan for your life. . .More often than than not, it's a detour." Pastor Evans had me at that line on the back cover. I could easily see several detours in my life over the past few years and some detours I am still stuck in. Pastor Evans goes on to say that detours are a good thing that often feels bad and that God will use the detours in our lives to bring blessings. I find that to be a comforting thought. Detours: The Unpredictable Pat According to Tony Evans in his new book, Detours, God has a plan for your life. . .More often than than not, it's a detour." Pastor Evans had me at that line on the back cover. I could easily see several detours in my life over the past few years and some detours I am still stuck in. Pastor Evans goes on to say that detours are a good thing that often feels bad and that God will use the detours in our lives to bring blessings. I find that to be a comforting thought. Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny by Tony Evans uses examples from the life of Joseph to show how detours can actually be used to bring about God's blessing for you. Pastor Evans helps you answer how you can make the most of the detours in your life and he helps you understand the purpose of detours. Even though I have read the story of Joseph many times, I found myself mesmerized by the life of Joseph all over again as I read Detours. I found Detours to be one of the most useful recent books that I have read. It spoke to my heart and offered me encouragement where I truly needed it. I see many people around me facing challenges and detours of their own. I think Detours is an uplifting read for most people. I also like that they are giving one book to Prison Fellowship for every book purchased. I have no doubt that this book could be a real encouragement for someone in prison. I also like that Pastor Evans relates the story of Joseph and other real life stories to the reader in such a down to earth manner. Detours is easy to relate to but yet has a lot of substance to it. I highly recommend it to everyone. I received Detours from H Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Life rarely goes the way we desire. Often times we are taken aback by circumstances and events that can catch us off guard. It is in these moments that a person is faced with a decision: how do I respond? In his book, Detours, Dr. Tony Evans writes about how the unpredictableness of life, when understood properly, can be a catalyst to growth. This is not easy. Often times see detours as an inconvenience, a problem, or in some situations a failure. It does not have to be this way. To first underst Life rarely goes the way we desire. Often times we are taken aback by circumstances and events that can catch us off guard. It is in these moments that a person is faced with a decision: how do I respond? In his book, Detours, Dr. Tony Evans writes about how the unpredictableness of life, when understood properly, can be a catalyst to growth. This is not easy. Often times see detours as an inconvenience, a problem, or in some situations a failure. It does not have to be this way. To first understand detours and how to use them properly we must first come to the knowledge tht God has a destiny for us. Dr. Evans shows how the each of us are on a path but that path does not mean that it is a straight line. Detours are mold us into the person God desires us to be. Dr. Evans explains the use of detours in each of the 16 chapters of his book. From the pain of detours to the pleasure of detours to the path of detours, Dr. Evans gives insightful wisdom on how to apply detours. Dr. Evans uses the example of Joseph in the Bible. Joseph was given a dream in which he would one day rule over his household. However, things did not go the way Joseph anticipated. He was sold into slavery, accused of sexual assault falsely, thrown into prison, and while in prision given hope of being released only to have been forgotten for some time. When would God fulfill His promise? Had He abandoned Joseph? Joseph could have easily been defeated and bitter towards God. Yet, God used these detours to make Joseph into the man that would one day be the second-in-command over the entire nation of Egypt. Dr. Evans shows the detours that God placed in Joseph’s life and parallels them to the detours that God will place in our life to make us into the individual He has called us to be. This book will not be an easy read for some people because some take detours as a sign of failure or have taken a detour and have not returned to their road of destiny. Yet, those who read this book will benefit from it beyond words. I submit that whoever is blessed by this book will return to read it over and over again as each new detour presents itself. God is refining us daily and He sometimes uses detours to do it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Leslie M.

    3.5 stars Life is full of detours. They can’t be avoided. Evans has experience with them, and, in this book, he reminds the reader that detours are always linked to God’s plans and blessings. Throughout the book, Evans uses examples from the life of Joseph to demonstrate this point. This book is insightful, and it provides reminders that detours occur to strengthen us. Evans states that detours are ways to shape people to help them fulfill their destiny, which he defines as, “the customized life c 3.5 stars Life is full of detours. They can’t be avoided. Evans has experience with them, and, in this book, he reminds the reader that detours are always linked to God’s plans and blessings. Throughout the book, Evans uses examples from the life of Joseph to demonstrate this point. This book is insightful, and it provides reminders that detours occur to strengthen us. Evans states that detours are ways to shape people to help them fulfill their destiny, which he defines as, “the customized life calling for which God has equipped and ordained us, in order to bring Him the greatest glory and the maximum expansion of His Kingdom.” Evans includes ways to help the reader determine if the detour is God-ordained or the result of poor choices. You can read the full review on my blog: https://lmckeeediting.blogspot.com/20... Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy as part of the B&H/Lifeway blogger program. I wasn’t required to provide a positive review.>/i>

  28. 4 out of 5

    Russell Threet

    I read this book on one sitting. I really love this topic. So many times we blame our detours and roadblocks on Satan or on the sin of others, when it is often true that God is the author of detours. Dr. Evans discusses the detours of life using Joseph's life as a loose template for how God uses the detours of life to prepare and strengthen us. One of my favorite sections comes when he discusses how to tell if you are experiencing a God authored detour or a mess of your own making. If you have e I read this book on one sitting. I really love this topic. So many times we blame our detours and roadblocks on Satan or on the sin of others, when it is often true that God is the author of detours. Dr. Evans discusses the detours of life using Joseph's life as a loose template for how God uses the detours of life to prepare and strengthen us. One of my favorite sections comes when he discusses how to tell if you are experiencing a God authored detour or a mess of your own making. If you have ever wondered why God seems to never work in straight lines in your life, but instead in winding roads then you will enjoy reading this book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Holmes

    You are either about to enter a detour, stuck in the middle of a detour, or coming out of a detour. Detours are necessary to bring us to our destiny. This is a book every believer should read. Dr. Evans has taken the life of Jospeh and opened it up to give a perspective that we can all relate to. I read this book with a highlighter in hand and I have more words highlighted than not. This book has hit home on so many levels and I am now better equipped to handle the detours that are coming!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    A great book! This is a great book that illustrates the reality of following Christ. It is not always fun, easy, or what we would choose, But God is with us and God will ultimately use our detour for His glory and our good if we let Him.

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