This is a book that encourages, but provides concrete lessons and examples to live a more joyful life. It provides permission to enjoy life! I am in the process of buying more, to provide to those in my life I think would also really enjoy it.
I have often seen Joel Osteen on tv while I was flipping channels but never really watched a sermon or listened to him speak. So in reading his book "Every Day A Friday" I wondered just what ideas he might share and what his teaching style might be. Well in this book his idea is that happiness is a choice is spot on. Statistics say that most people are happier on Friday because they are looking forward to the weekend, and in this book Mr. Osteen reminds us that we should look at every day as a gift from God and stop thinking so much about the negative and instead focus on the many positives in our life.
I really enjoyed the way Mr. Osteen shares his message in this book. Instead of "preaching" to us he instead encourages and teaches us how we have the power within ourselves to change. A positive message that is perfect for anyone who needs a bit of encouragement. This book is a quick easy read, that I have actually read twice this year. Filled with plenty of uplifting stories that can help anyone turn their frowns upside down making them smiles instead. A great gift that would be perfect for anyone needing a little encouragement.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and I can honestly say I am purchasing a few of these books for friends this Christmas.
Joel Osteen's Friday is one of those books that gets to the point immediately.
Want to live a new life with a clear perspective about your true possibilities AND do you really want your prayers to be answers?
Change your mind, change your attitude, change your thinking from that of zero to a hero. You ARE loved, God DOES care, but only you can allow Him to work the miracles he's been waiting patiently for you to accept.
Believe that you are blessed, and truly free, and through your own mind, God will illuminate to you how blessed and truly free you are.
And, oh yeah. For as much as you think God has already blessed you, ask for more, because, He has an unlimited supply of blessing and bounty that He really, really wants to grace you with.
Thanks for a book that reveals the true depth of power we have within us Joel.