Dodie Osteen, mother of Joel Osteen, gives listeners 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 listeners meaningful life lessons applicable to their own lives.
Dodie Osteen was married to the love of her life John Osteen for over 44 years. Together they founded Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. She ministered side-by-side with her husband, the late John Osteen, since the humble beginnings of Lakewood Church 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 shares her story and has collected some of her favorite healing scriptures in her popular book Healed of Cancer
. She is also the author of the daily devotionalChoosing Life One Day at a Time
. Dodie continues to serve at Lakewood Church and shares her testimony of faith and healing at the Night of Hope events held across United States.
Dodie's five children all serve in ministry and she has nineteen precious grandchildren. To learn more about Dodie Osteen and Lakewood Church please visitwww.lakewood.cc