* From the mother of renowned Pastor Joel Osteen comes a memoir of marriage and ministry! Reflecting on her experience as a child with polio, pastor's wife, member of a fast-growing church, mother of five, widow, and cancer survivor, she offers "life lessons" on faith, family, and perseverance. 304 pages, hardcover from Faithwords.
Dodie Osteen, mother of Joel Osteen, gives readers a personal account of her extraordinary life and shares what she has learned about love, faith, and family.
As the wife of forty-four years to the late Pastor John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church, Dodie Osteen stood as a wife, mother, and first lady of the church, even when life felt anything but steady. Today, she continues to stand by her son, Pastor Joel Osteen, and the rest of their family as they lead Lakewood. In this revealing memoir, Dodie shares that her path, though glorious, has not always been easy. She shows an intimate look at such life-altering experiences as contracting polio as a child, raising 5 children, battling cancer, and losing her husband, all with the beautiful heart and sense of humor she displays to thousands at Lakewood and nationwide at Night of Hope
events. While recounting her journey, Dodie offers readers meaningful life lessons applicable to their own lives.
DODIE OSTEEN founded Lakewood Church with her late husband, John Osteen, in 1959. After a dramatic and miraculous healing from terminal cancer in 1981, God called Dodie into a special ministry of prayer. Through that ministry of compassion, she has touched the lives of millions of people both in Houston and around the world. Dodie is the author of Healed of Cancer and the daily devotional Choosing Life One Day at a Time. Dodie's five children all serve in ministry and she has nineteen precious grandchildren.