Item description for Become a Better You Journal: A Guide to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen...
Overview The perfect companion to Osteen's #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Become a Better You," this journal helps readers integrate his seven simple yet profound principles into their hearts on a day-to-day basis.
Publishers Description No matter where you are in your life, you can be better In Joel Osteen's bestselling book "Become a Better You, " he outlined seven principles that we should all live by in order to have a life that is more fulfilling, more meaningful, and filled with hope and purpose. In this seven-week companion, you will learn how to apply each of those principles to your everyday life and become the person that God uniquely created you to be. The lessons in this book will equip you to be a better spouse, a better parent, a better leader, and an inspiration to everyone you know The principles are simple, but applying them to your daily life will have a profound effect on every situation you face: One: Keep pressing forward Two: Be positive toward yourself Three: Develop better relationships Four: Form better habits Five: Embrace the place where you are Six: Develop your inner life Seven: Stay passionate about life Learn how to tap into your full God-given potential. Filled with inspirational thoughts, exploratory exercises, and daily scripture, this journal will show you how to take hold of the future you have always wanted and the future that God had always intended.
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Studio: Free Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Apr 22, 2008
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 1416573062 ISBN13 9781416573067
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More About Joel Osteen
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.
Joel Osteen currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Become a Better You Journal: A Guide to Improving Your Life Every Day?
TALK ABOUT BEING WORTH EVERY PENNY................ Mar 23, 2010
This is a great book. Everywhere I go people are interested in seeing what's in the inside. I go thru this book one day at a time like Joel Osteen request. It gives you time to meditate on what you have just read/wrote/accomplished or accomplishing. Yes, I am writing in this book, it's a journal. It gives great illustrations. I'm going to purchase the book as well. This book entails 7 steps and 7 days of journals to each step (which should take you all of 7 days in 7 weeks to get thru this book). I love Day 2 in Step 1 "Good Soil for Growing". If you plant seeds in a pot, its growth will be limited because its roots will fill the pot, and then it can grown no further. Which means sometimes we have to change our enviroments if necessary to reach our full potential. Sometimes we choose to stay in one particular place and miss the opportunity on excelling in what is meant for us to do. I recommend anyone browsing or looking at this book to purchase it. It's worth every penny.
Become A Better You Journal Feb 3, 2010
Joel shares his everyday experiences and provides scriptures, thoughts, and prayers about the very lesson of that day.
If you're ever feeling down or sad about your life you need only read one of his daily lessons to realize that God knows where we are at every moment and what we need, and He will provide.
Great book Jan 13, 2009
great book I recommend for everyone who likes positivity and become a better person.
pretty good Dec 1, 2008
good as far as self help books go. he doesnt preach at you. he speaks as if talking with you, and effectively gets his points across
Deepen Your Sanctification Oct 11, 2008
I usually like journals better than the books they are based on. Why? In working on the journal assignments over several weeks, I deepen my understanding of the material and carry it around with me in a more conscious way.
Of all the spiritual journals I have read and used, I like the Become a Better You Journal better than any other. In fact, I like it so much that I'm going through it again a second time on a daily basis. I also re-read entries I put into it each morning. I can feel my faith becoming deeper and more soundly grounded. It's a wonderful feeling.
The questions in the journal are well designed to focus you on your doubts, concerns, areas where faith is weak, and what God has done for you. The assignments then take these sensitive areas and build you up . . . and bring you closer to Lord Jesus and to God, the Father.
It will take you 49 days to go through the questions and exercises. Those will be 49 well-invested days.
What are you waiting for?
I do recommend that you read Become a Better You first. Here is my review of that excellent book:
One of the great pleasures of this book for me was to re-read many of my favorite sermons by Pastor Joel Osteen. No matter how many times I've listened to a sermon that's included here, the Holy Spirit helped me to draw new meaning from reading it in Become a Better You.
Another great benefit was to see the structure that Pastor Osteen used to organize these sermons relative to one another. Just by seeing that structure and thinking about it after finishing the book, I better understood the process of sanctification (the way that Christian believers go about becoming more like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit).
People who don't know Jesus as their Lord and Savior often think that Christianity is simply about accepting or rejecting Jesus. That's the first step, the step of salvation from our sins. But our relationship with Jesus builds from there through sanctification.
Those who aren't Christians often don't know what large impacts becoming saved and sanctified have. This book is eloquent testimony of how much Christianity does for you here on Earth, long before you die.
Through the many stories (many of them based on his own experiences and those of his family) in the sermons, Pastor Osteen does a marvelous job of showing that transforming experience and potential for even more improvements.
The 31 sermons are organized around seven steps which I have paraphrased as follows:
1. Seek continual improvement and larger challenges. 2. Use your faith to have a positive view of yourself. 3. Improve your relationships with others. 4. Eliminate bad habits and form better ones. 5. Accept your situation. 6. Listen more carefully to and act on God's directions. 7. Embrace life with Godly passion.
Each step concludes with a few action points that allow you to refocus and redirect your life. These are good habits.
The book concludes with a call to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Some would argue that this book is only for Christians. But if you are not a Christian and wonder what the Christian life is like, I think you'll find this book to be interesting and valuable as well.
I was struck that some people think this is a self-help book that should be filled with novel ideas. Pastor Joel Osteen is drawing on the timeless words of the Bible. I'm glad he didn't vary from what God has directed for us.