Item description for Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen...
Overview Explains how to apply seven action steps to discover individual purpose and destiny, in a guide complemented by biblical principles, devotions, and personal testimonies.
Publishers Description Is this as good as it gets? Or can you enjoy more of what life has to offer?
Not only can you live happily every day, bestselling author Joel Osteen suggestsyou must discover the potential withinyourself and learn how to use it to live better,and to help others better themselves as well.
God didn't create you to be average. You were created to excel! You have everything you need to fulfill your God-given destiny, and there is no limit to what you can accomplish if you discover how to be a better you!
In Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your LifeEvery Day, Joel Osteen, America's best-known pastor, will inspire and motivate you to live with more joy, hope, and peace -- truly a life of victory! Joel will help you look deep inside yourself to become a better spouse and parent, a better boss or employee, a better community leader, a better friend -- in short, a better person!
Joel Osteen reveals seven simple yet profound principles that when taken to heart will help you become all that God has created you to be. In a straightforward, easy-to-understand style, Osteen explains key biblical values; the text is laced with personal testimonies that will enlighten and uplift you.
Each of the seven keys has its own section, complete with a set of practical action points. Thus Become a Better You will guide you in the process of uncovering your hidden resources. Within these pages, Joel Osteen addresses topics such as building your confidence, developing betterrelationships, finding peace within, and staying passionate about life. Become a Better You will encourage you to reach your unique God-given potential, and will help you to enjoy every day of your life, despite your circumstances. As you incorporate Joel's easy-to-grasp principles into your life, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much more God has in store for you, and how quickly you become a better you!
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Studio: Free Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.24" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2007
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743296885 ISBN13 9780743296885 UPC 9780743296885
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More About Joel Osteen
JOEL OSTEEN is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers. He is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 45,000 people attend services there every week. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world. His 24-hour channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and millions of social media followers have prompted numerous publications to name him as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. 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?
Like new May 21, 2010
The book came in a timely manner and I cant put it done. A great read and re-read
"Become a Better You" is good for the soul!!!! Apr 25, 2010
Joel Osteen's "Become a Better You" is a useful tool for spiritual enlightenment. And if you take some moments in your life to reflect and administer the advice he shares, your life can and probably will turn out for the better. This book will help you through the turmoil and stresses of everyday life, leading you to a more salubrious lifestyle.
Osteen's no-nonsense (Tony Robbin's) approach to religion is what everyone should ascribe them-selves to. And it's ashame that many people will think the religious messages presented in this book are unrealistic, impractical, and just downright fanciful, but the truth is if every person in the world embraced Osteen's altruistic message then the world would be a better place.
Osteen demonstrates throughout this book that it's the negative choices we make which are our undoing. The true definition of sin is negative choices that create negative impact, which the environment around suffers the consequences thereof. In other words what you do affects other people. Osteen thoroughly explains that we have to ask God to help us to clean up our act and once we accomplish that goal we'll be ready and able to serve him and others. As Joel Osteen said "Don't magnify your problem; magnify your God." And he also said "When you show love, you are showing God to the world."
In my past reviews I've stated I wasn't a religious person, but getting Joel's perspective on things allowed me to have a change of heart, and after reading this book you will too.
Joel uses the scriptures throughout this book and successfully makes his point clear and the "7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day" will lead you in Jehovah God's direction.
I recommend that you read this along with your Bible and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
The bad aspects outshadow the rare points of substance Mar 28, 2010
There are a few points (adopt better habits , focus on your passion) I liked, but the author beats around the bush too much. This book could be compressed to one page and still have redundancy in it. There is no sense of direction because Osteen tries to connect every little idea with God and rambles too much in an uncoordinated dialog with the reader. I cannot give this book more than one star.
7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day-REALLY??? Mar 24, 2010
Joel Osteen is a good looking guy and a decent preacher, has a nice smile and a big church, but his message in this book is not that special. Here's the outline:
1. Keep Pressing Forward 2. Be Positive Toward Yourself 3. Develop Better Relationships 4. Form Better Habits 5. Embrace The Place Where You Are 6. Develop Your Inner Life 7. Stay Passionate About Life
Nothing inherently wrong with the book. It has some interesting stories and makes some good points, but lacks originality or much solid Christian doctine. Like any of Donald Trump's books, I read this and had the constant feeling that the book was simply part of a larger marketing plan which I had paid into. While not a waste of time, I enjoyed Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life and Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People more and believe them both to be more powerful and more significant to the field of self-improvement.
nothing but the crud Mar 24, 2010
The kind of victory God has promised is an eschatological victory; that is, we will be victorious over the powers of hell as we find the completion of God's work in us on the renewed earth.
God does not promise us victory during this life, at least not the kind that Osteen preaches. There is no promise of good relationships. No promise of being well-liked. No promise of financial certainty. But there is the privilege of service Christ and
This is a man who never finished college, never attended seminary and has no other formal training in Scripture, theology, exegesis, hermeneutics, Church history or anything else that a pastor needs to have this kind of authority. His preaching is as shallow as a kiddie pool and about as theological. He is, quite simply, a fraud. He doesn't know it, but that's what he is.
I would suggest reading Bonhoeffer's "The Cost of Discipleship" where he discusses cheap grace as opposed to costly grace. Osteen pales in comparison. Joel Osteen is the worst kind of example from the contemporary church. He preaches a shallow faith with no substantial connection to historical orthodoxy.
This book is, pure and simple, not a Christian book, even in the self-help category. It is vapid, devoid of sound exegesis. Essentially, Osteen doesn't end up affirming anything distinctive about Christianity.