2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Lakewood Church, which was founded in 1959 by Joel's parents, Pastors John and Dodie Osteen. To commemorate this impressive milestone, Joel has compiled the Osteen Family Bible. The Bible features special lead-in paragraphs throughout, with Joel pointing out special passages and meanings of particular sections. This will be an incredible keepsake for the millions of supporters who love Joel, and for avid readers of the Bible.Features:
- Book Introductions—Joel and Victoria offer historical facts and information to enhance your understanding of each book of the Bible.
- HOPENOTES—brief inspirational insights on scripture and how they apply to your everyday living.
- Hope for Today devotionals—encouraging insights from Joel and Victoria that focus on the principles and promises of God.
- Topical Scriptures—a special section with verses to pray over during critical moments of your life.
- The Blessing—Joel and Victoria's prayer for you that both proclaims and claims the promises of the Bible.
- This Is My Bible Pledge—our declaration that His Word is full of divine truths and abundant promises for your future.
God's Word is Truth.
It is the very character and essence of God in written form. As you study the Scriptures with an alert mind and a receptive heart, you will be strengthened, empowered, and filled with the hope that comes through a loving and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We are who the Bible says we are, we can have what it says we can have, and we can do all that it promises we can do.
This is the heart of the message that Joel and Victoria Osteen share every week with an audience of millions around the world via television, the internet, and worship events. Their practical, uplifting message of hope found in Christ has changed the lives of individuals, impacted families, and literally transformed communities. They place an incredible value on the principles of the Bible, which have a miraculous, life-changing impact on anyone who is willing to study and obey its truths.
The Hope for Today Bible is filled with insights, notes, and encouragements from Joel and Victoria designed to help you grow deeper in your walk with God. It also includes specific verses that you can pray over your relationships, your children, your finances, and your health. In addition, "HopePoints" are key words and supporting scriptures related to topics such as favor, forgiveness, anger, depression, loneliness, self-control, and many more.
This Bible is presented in the New Living Translation, which combines phenomenal scholarship and textual accuracy with clear, easy-to-understand contemporary language. The Bible will come alive and become clear like never before.
Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood Church has approximately 45,000 attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. Additionally, he is the author of numerous journals, devotionals, and #1 best-selling books. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. Visit him at www.joelosteen.com.
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