Prosperity gospel. Joel Osteen glorifies man, not God! 2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires
Simply one of the best non-fiction books written in recent years. People will argue and fight over what the bible means until time erases us all, all claim to know the right way. Joel simply tells us that God loves us like a loving father and wants the best for us. I see truth, faith, and love in Joel's words, and I am thankful for his inspiration in my life. All of the negative reviews on this book remind me of the persecution Jesus faced when he preached the same love to an entrenched church of laws. Thanks Joel, your book is a great blessing.
Listen to God's message in everything Osteen preaches and do not listen to non-faith based people who are mistakenly naive accusing him of ridiculous things. Osteen preaches how to live the Christian life based on the Bible.
Joel Osteen is a false prophet and false teacher. It's NOT ABOUT US! What do we not understand about this? It is ALL about God, it is NOT about "our dreams" or "OUR best life now", but its about dying to self.. Literally killing your own desires and dreams and taking up your cross and denying yourself in order to follow Christ. It's not about a Christianized version of the American Dream (which is leading people straight to hell) that is what Joel Osteen preaches and writes about. The "health and wealth" gospel is a false one and Osteen is apart of it. Beware this wolf in sheeps clothing....
I'm surprised at the several (minority) critic's total rejection of Joel Osteen's enthusiasm for living. Do these people live in caves and wear sack cloth? Do they not rely on the inventions of dreamers? How hypocritical to badmouth a motivational success story yet be unable to live day-to-day without modern conveniences designed by "sinners." Osteen doesn't pretend to be a biblical scholar, yet has brought me closer to God's teaching than any dozen self-righteous so-called Christians.