Jesus Calling is generally reviewed favorably, with more than a four-star rating on both Amazon.com and Goodreads, as of 2015. Most reviews come from a Christian, devotional niche, with a visible minority of its audience reacting quite negatively to the book.
As a devotional book, Jesus Calling has found a fair amount of positive feedback from its target Christian audience. Aggregate reviews by readers are generally positive and consistently fall in the four stars range. However, it has spawned a backlash from certain Christian reviewers, calling the devotional "false" and "toxic." It has even inspired a book called A Christian Rebuttal to Sarah Young's Jesus Calling, which has decidedly more negative reviews than the book it critiques.