Osteen & Books
Think Better Live Better
A Powerful Encouraging Message of Hope - You Have a
Destiny to Fulfill, May 18, 2017
"The real battle is taking place in your mind." ~
A lot of Christians are defeated because of what they let in
their minds and Joel Osteen has the message that you should shut
out the bad negative thoughts and fill your mind with positive
messages from God himself.
Have you ever felt that your thoughts were making you feel
physically sick? Thoughts really do have that affect on humans
sometimes. It happened to me today and I remembered I had this
book sitting in my shopping cart. I was literally feeling
nauseous due to some of the thoughts swirling in my head and the
decisions I had to make as soon as possible. So I read the
Kindle version all in one afternoon and night and I feel great.
It was just what I needed to get my heart, mind and soul all on
the same track. Things like using a "delete button" on
negative criticisms will be useful in the future. Just as long
as you replace the negativity with positive words from the Bible
you can't go wrong.
Joel's main thought is that you have a destiny to fulfill and
you can't let someone take away your crown. He says we have a
supernatural God and he can do anything he wants if we ask him
for what we desire, especially if it will help other people.
One thing I think he could have emphasized is that a
relationship with God is way better than a life of sin. God
makes you happy, sin makes you sick and ineffective. So before
you start asking God for big blessings, make sure you are in
God's will and doing the right thing. Ask God to
forgive your sins before you start asking for blessings. I think
it works better that way.
So if you want to really frustrate the devil, read books by Joel
Osteen and maybe even Joyce Meyer. The devil doesn't give you a
day off in this fast paced life and you need all the help you
can get to defeat his plans to harm you financially, morally and
emotionally. Life is filled with temptations, financial
setbacks, illness, death and challenges. How are you going to
Joel Osteen gives the best advice to read the Bible and keep
God's words in your mind and heart. You will then be like a tree
by a river of water and bear fruit.
The first thing I ever remember Joel Osteen saying was that when
he gets a parking space up close by a store he says something
like "I have the favor of God." I can't count how many
times I've said this to my husband as we drive into a close
parking spot. It provides a moment of joy to think that God
thinks of us that much all the time.
So if you think your mind is not in the most productive place,
get out some 4 X 6 cards and write down some of the affirmations
throughout this book. It is easy to read this book and then
forget all the verses and positive affirmations. So write them
down and memorize the scriptures. You will feel spiritually
empowered and ready to fight to keep your crown. Don't give up
too soon...read this book and you will be renewed spiritually.
~The Rebecca Review
Take Your Life to the Next Level of Your Amazing
Destiny, April 9, 2017
Joel Osteen radiates happiness and the joy of
the Lord on this excellently designed book cover. You also have
to love an author who in includes his wife in his author picture
on the back. As the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas
- he encourages Christian to realize their blessings and
inspires them with his positive message of hope as God works to
bring good into their lives. On of the main things he encourages
is to live with an attitude of gratitude and gratefulness.
In this book you will learn why some people are more blessed
than others. Could it be their attitude of gratefulness? Or do
they just seek God more and get God's full attention? Joel
Osteen encourages readers to "Chase after God." By
this he means read your Bible and pray. There are lots of
practical ideas for how to put the principles into practice.
If you feel you are dealing with negative situations there is
help for that too. The last half of the book is filled with
meaningful Bible verses divided into categories that make
I feel this whole book has a spiritually uplifting message based
on biblical teachings. Far too often people accuse Joel Osteen
of being a prosperity gospel preacher and therefore dismiss all
his wisdom. I'm here to say that since I started reading his
books a lot of good things have happened to me. God has turned
all bad situations into good. To me Joel Osteen is a
motivational pastor who really is just a sane voice of truth.
His ideas are biblically based.
I think you will be blessed and spiritually healed by reading
this book over and over again. I first read the paperback and
now have the Kindle edition. This book is one you will want to
share with all your friends. It is that meaningful and inspired.
There is so much darkness in the world - Joel Osteen is a bright
shining light pointing to hope and a better life. I am always
grateful that he produces such wonderful books for those of us
who need encouragement or want to encourage others.
~The Rebecca Review
Become a Better You
Fulfill Your Destiny
"You have something to offer that nobody else has." ~
, November 8, 2007
Joel Osteen presents a message of hope. Through his experience
as a pastor he has encountered problems people have struggled
with since the beginning of time. No matter what situation you
find yourself in, Joel Osteen has a spiritual solution. He draws
on biblical references and his own inner wisdom and life
One of the major points in "Becoming a Better You," is
the issue of how to change defeating messages into life-changing
affirmations. Instead of focusing on weaknesses and faults, you
learn to speak to yourself in more positive ways.
"Becoming a better you is all in how you choose to view
life." ~ Joel Osteen
The section on overcoming hereditary problems with a positive
mindset is enlightening and very helpful. Some very convincing
stories show how humans have the ability to overcome illness
just by thinking differently about the problem.
Joel Osteen encourages you to stop dwelling on negative thoughts
so you can reach your full potential. In order to fulfill your
destiny you have to leave your past mistakes behind you as you
reach into the future by following spiritual wisdom.
Some of the areas covered in this book include: divorce,
parenting, marriage, addictions, relationships, illness,
lifestyle choices, goals, happiness, habits, handling criticism,
peace, dreams, kindness, success, God's love, blessings, career
choices, health, aging, forgiveness of sin, compassion,
challenges, miracles and self-improvement through a deeper
relationship with God. Each section ends with "Action
"Today I will reach for something beyond where I am
presently. I will actively pursue new goals, keeping them out in
front of me, and expecting to meet them." ~ pg. 376, Action
The most powerful idea in this book is about how you can change
your life through remembering that you are a child of Almighty
God. With God's help you can overcome your problems and live the
life you have imagined.
~The Rebecca Review
Your Best Life Now
"Beware of associating with or adopting the attitudes of
people who, through their negative outlook and lack of
self-esteem, will rob you of the greatness that God has for
you." ~ pg. 60
, November 28, 2008
Is your life all that you want it to be? Could you use the
transforming power of God's love in your life? In "Your
Best Life Now," Joel Osteen shows you how to go from
depressed and unfulfilled to emotionally healed and joy filled.
"Your life is not going to change until you first change
your thinking." ~ pg. 7
One of the secrets of living "your best life" is to
monitor your thoughts and to learn to think more positively.
Unlike other books that say that the "Universe" wants
to give you whatever you desire, Joel Osteen focuses on God and
how He wants to bless your life with abundance. Are you ready to
reprogram your mind? Most of the book talks about how you should
speak and act to guarantee God's favor.
Can a decision to have a better marriage really work? Joel
Osteen believes that you can turn any situation around with
God's help. Personally I've noticed that my marriage is better
not only when I ask God to make it better but I also do my part
in reading books on the subject. Positive thinking will lead you
in the right direction but you still have to make the effort if
you want your dreams to come true.
I liked Joel Osteen's advice about how to break negative cycles.
Just because your family is poor doesn't mean that you have to
live that way too. I also appreciated his ideas on how negative
thoughts can lead to a negative life. One of the most helpful
sections of the book talks about unforgiveness and how this can
keep your prayers from being answered.
"Your Best Life Now" is filled with numerous
inspirational stories. The story of how Joel Osteen's mother
overcomes cancer is truly miraculous. If you are suffering from
any illness I can highly recommend this book. Many of the
stories brought a smile to my face.
"Your Best Life Now" is one of the most positive books
you will ever read. If you are satisfied with your life this
probably isn't the book for you. However, if you feel that your
life could be much better (getting out of debt, looking for a
job promotion, a better marriage, improved health, a positive
healthy outlook and renewed self-esteem, answered prayers,
financial success) then this book has a lot to offer.
Joel Osteen not only preaches a message of hope and love he
lives what he preaches and is a living example of the principles
he teaches in "Your Best Life Now." One of the things
that impresses me is his care and concern for all the people he
ministers to. His books have blessed my life and they have
taught me many secrets of the successful Christian life. It
would be easy to say that Joel Osteen is just lucky but instead
of taking credit for his success he gives God all the glory.
~The Rebecca Review