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Pastor Joel Osteen realizes that deep within you is a voice that doubts your self-worth and does its best to destroy your dreams. For this reason, he is committed to helping you exchange your insecurities for a godly self-image and discover your personal strengths and abilities so that you can live Your Best Life Now. Through the ministry of Lakewood Church, Pastor Osteen has already helped millions of people advance down the road towards health, abundance, significance and success. Don't miss this opportunity to let him lead you down the road to Your Best Life Now.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: FaithWords
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781455588435
ISBN-13: 9781455588435

Publisher's Description

10th Anniversary Edition: Updated with New Chapter & Foreword

Pastor Joel Osteen asks everyone to examine what he or she really believes. Why is this important? Because we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance, and victory.

In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW Osteen says, "I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I'm believing about myself right now. God sees us as more than conquerors, able to fulfill our destiny. We need to see ourselves through the eyes of our Creator." He says that our self-image should mirror exactly what God says about us, not what we feel or think. And he encourages readers to be people of faith, for if you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

Author Bio

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 adult attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. You can visit his website at www.joelosteen.com

Publisher's Weekly

Houston megachurch pastor and inspirational TV host Osteen offers an overblown and redundant self-help debut. Many Christian readers will undoubtedly be put off by the book's shallow name-it-and-claim-it theology; although the first chapter claims that we serve the God that created the universe, the book as a rule suggests the reverse: it's a treatise on how to get God to serve the demands of self-centered individuals. Osteen tells readers that God wants them to prosper, offering examples of obtaining an elegant mansion or a larger salary (don't ever get satisfied with where you are,he cautions). In seven parts, he details how readers should enlarge their vision, develop self-esteem, discover the power of thought, let go of the past, find strength through adversity, give back to others and choose to be happy. The section on giving comes as too little, too late. Osteen's message to remember others and get your mind off yourself flies in the face of the previous 200 pages. There are some good pockets of advice, such as letting go of past hurts and avoiding bitterness. Editorially, the book would have packed more of a punch if a third of its repetitive slogans and stories had been pruned. Theologically, its materialism and superficial portrayal of God as the granter of earthly wishes will alienate many Christian readers who can imagine a much bigger God. Copyright 2004 Publishers Weekly.

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  1. Russellville
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Simple, Easy, and Inspiring!
    January 11, 2015
    shawnhettinga
    Russellville
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I had to make two hour trip through the Ozark Mountains for a meeting and then drive back home. Thus, I was going to be on the road for four hours with spotty cell service. It was going to be dark for most of the trip, so I needed something to I keep me engaged and help the drive pass by quickly.

    Deciding on an audio book, I said a short prayer asking for something that would be inspiring to myself, something that I really needed on this day and point in my life. In addition, the person with whom I was meeting was going through some turmoil herself, and I prayed that the book would offer insight on how to help her as well.

    Opening my iTunes app, this book was one of the first to scroll across the screen. I clicked, read a brief synopsis (and looked at the length I didnt want anything that would take days), and quickly decided on Osteen. I hadnt read any of his other books nor watched him on television, but I have heard plenty people rave about his sermons.Joel Osteen

    Within the first ten minutes of my journey, I was hooked. Osteens voice sounded so kind, and while driving, I hung on every word he said. I found myself feeling convicted and crying at times, at some points I would laugh out loud, and other times I would have great confidence in myself and the world around me.

    Osteens message is different than most others in that he gives us information regarding living positively. The best part about this book is that his words are simple. Basically, be kind , be optimistic, and thank God for his favor in all things. In the end, we get what we set out minds to, and if we are negative, then our outcomes will not be as fortunate as the optimist.

    In the end, I feel refreshed and have a new outlook on where my life is going and what God has in store for me. Until listening to this book, I didnt not realize that I had been drifting away from Him and His word. I was merely surviving the chaos of life and was not stopping to be thankful of all my blessings. I will definitely listen to this book multiple times in the future.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Your Best Life Now
    October 3, 2014
    Half pint
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Well written and encouraging.
  3. Kansas City
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Give this book a chance!
    December 11, 2012
    Jason Matters
    Kansas City
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I just finished reading Joel Osteen's bestseller Your Best Life Now: 7 steps to living at your full potential. I have to admit that at the outset I was skeptical. After all, I was taught to be suspicious of faith teachers who have no formal theological education and yet amass widespread popularity. (Sometimes I wonder if that skepticism isn't fueled by a bit of jealousy (of a Christian kind, of course)). Having read the entire book (a feat that I doubt many of its harshest critics have accomplished) I can say that I was encouraged, inspired and challenged. Hopefully I am smiling more. I won't however, attempt to grow a cool mullet; only Joel can pull that off in 2012.

    My first assumption that needed some correction concerned the title of the book. The whole notion of being able to live our best lives right now seems a bit heretical for a classic evangelical like myself. I firmly believe that our best life is still to come, in the perfection of the future fullness of the kingdom and presence of God (also called heaven). However, it is clear from reading the book that Joel is not downplaying heaven, but merely attempting to teach how to live the best life that is possible during this life, here and now, pre-heaven.

    Many of Joel Osteen's critics label him as a "faith teacher," argue against the classic teachings of this movement, highlight the abuses, heresy, or outright sins of other similar teachers, and then declare them all guilty by association.

    You may wonder what is a "faith teacher." So-called faith teachers focus their teaching on biblical themes and stories of blessings, healings, abundance, and prosperity. They regularly quote, and over-quote, Jesus' teaching on mustard-sized-faith that can move mountains. The key to the God-blessed life (the good life) is to develop faith, by which a person can ask God for anything and get it. God is then viewed as a genie, with faith as the golden lamp. The hypocrisy of such teaching is evidenced in the self-indulgent lifestyles of its preachers, including their private jets, sprawling mansions and air-conditioned dog houses.

    Part of the problem is that by constantly teaching on these topics, preachers ignore other important issues and these topics are abused by over-use. This is true of any tradition, and the reality is that focusing on one aspect of theology, whether it is blessing, the sacraments, or even holiness, leads to misuse of other important aspects of the Christian faith.

    This forms the basis of my thoughts: if Your Best Life Now is presented (by Rev. Osteen) or received (by his readers) as merely one aspect of Christian living, and not as an encyclopedic tome of all that is true, then there is tremendous value. For the person who claims to be a Christian, the book is a good kick-starter to living out what we claim to believe. Osteen encourages readers to expand their vision of God's power in their lives, to learn to see themselves as God sees them, to harness their thoughts and words and use them for good, to forgive others, to persevere, to give generously, live compassionately, and to always do what is right. He does not portray God as a mere distributor of blessings. He does not advocate living the good life while neglecting the poor. If we need to use formal theological terms, we could say that he encourages an emphasis on the nature and character of God, a godly self-consciousness, forgiveness, reconciliation, social justice, and holiness! Most theologians would agree that those might be pretty good themes to encourage a person to live in their daily lives!

    Throughout the book I enjoyed Joel's honest use of personal stories. He regularly shares his own struggles and faults. He shares stories of personal victory and successes, including some of his giving, but there is never a hint of arrogance. He regularly honors both his mother and father and their influence in his life. He regularly refers to his own times of prayer and devotion, and the insights, guidance, and rebuke that he receives from God. He does not advocate a mere power-of-positive-thinking that excludes God.

    I do have one big critique, though. I really wished Joel would have spent more time, or at least some time, describing the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ revealed to us in his death and resurrection, and the sin that necessitates it. I know that Joel believes in the gospel and shares it at his church in Houston, so he is not heretical nor ignorant. I just didn't see it in the book. That makes me wonder who he believed his audience to be? Maybe he assumes that his readers know the gospel and believe they have accepted the gospel. (He does minister in Texas, after all.) I was really hoping that he would conclude with a telling of the centrality and necessity of the gospel. That didn't happen. I am not sure why, and I assume he had a good reason. It probably would have been helpful for that reader who once again needs to be confronted with the reality of Jesus.

    In the end, though, the book is one helpful ingredient in growing as a follower of Jesus. I have purposefully chosen the word ingredient for what it implies. Recipes have multiple ingredients. A lifelong pursuit of following Jesus has multiple influences as well. For the person whose only exposure to the Christian life is Joel's book, they shouldn't expect a rich, lasting, growing faith. But when viewed as one helpful ingredient among many, this volume is helpful and encouraging!
  4. St. Louis, MO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 31, 2012
    Angie
    St. Louis, MO
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    I highly recommend this book. It is a very good guide line for making your life better.
  5. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    September 27, 2010
    Francis
    The good news of the Gospel is that even though we are sinners, we are forgiven and promised eternal life because of Jesus' work on the cross. The "good news" Joel Osteen preaches is that God wants you to prosper on earth and obtain what your will desires. This book is filled with lies from a false teacher. I pray for Joel, and with all that I am I advise against this book.
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