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Overview Counsels busy women on how to live life joyfully and satisfactorily, in an inspirational guide that makes recommendations for balancing priorities and coping with matters of faith and health.
Publishers Description Do you ever feel like your life is moving at the speed of light? Are you constantly trying to keep up with all of your commitments and responsibilities? In this day and age when modern communication and technology cause our lives to move faster than ever, many people struggle to strike a balance between all the segments of their lives -- family, friends, career, social obligations, and self.
As co-pastor of Lakewood Church -- America's largest church -- Victoria Osteen understands intimately how day-to-day responsibilities can pile up and at times feel overwhelming. As a wife and mother, she sets the tone for her household and acts as a role model for her family. As a minister, she reaches out to an enormous community of people who look to her for guidance, strength, wisdom, and encouragement. She knows as well as anyone that operating in so many different roles can be extremely demanding, yet she has managed to find balance, living her life in the unforced rhythms of grace. If you ask her, she'll tell you that she loves her life and she wants you to love your life, too.
No matter where you are in your life, no matter what responsibilities you may carry, you can find peace, balance, and enjoyment in every area of your life; but it all starts with you. You have more power inside you than you realize; all you have to do is learn to tap into what you already have! As you begin to recognize your own abilities and influence, and use them in healthy ways, all the other areas of your life will fall into order.
In Love Your Life, Victoria shares from her personal life experiences and her journey of faith the lessons she's learned that have made her the woman she is today. As you read, you'll feel like you're in a conversation with a trusted friend as Victoria shows you how to tap into all that God has given you to live effectively -- as a positive influence on the world around you. You'll be inspired by stories of victory and challenged to live at a higher level. You'll read about people who have accomplished incredible things by overcoming their fears, and people who have changed the world around them by simply recognizing their own value.
A life well lived does not come easily; you have to set out for it, look for it, and make it happen. Love Your Life shows how to turn the challenges of each day into opportunities to love and appreciate all that you are.
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Studio: Free Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.3" Height: 1" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 14, 2008
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743296931 ISBN13 9780743296939
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More About Victoria Osteen
Victoria Osteen is co-pastor of Lakewood Church and the wife of televangelist Joel Osteen. She is a native of Houston, Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Love Your Life?
I really wanted to like this book Mar 3, 2009
I really wanted to like this book but it was not to be. It's almost as if all the Osteen books (Victoria's and Joel's) are written by the same author. Exactly the same writing style, the same expressions (e.g. "I was thinking of" followed by some type of example from their own lives or scripture).Is there an unnamed co-author involved? I listen to the podcasts (love them!) but if I hear or read one more time about the odysee that led to the acquisition of the former Compaq center, I believe that I will have to vomit, supernaturally. Please give us something that we haven't heard yet, a thousand and one times. I suppose there's only so many ways the Osteens' message can be brought forth to the audience, but a bit of variation in the choice of examples and allegories would be much appreciated. Regretfully, I didn't take away much from this book. It's a bit preachy and it's all about the author, what a super duper life she leads, implying how inadequate the rest of us are.
Very good overall, but I skipped some parts... Feb 6, 2009
Very good overall - shows you things in perspective and educational in some parts, but I also skipped some parts where she was referring to the Bible too much. I am not very religious, so I couldn't tolerate the "Bible" parts. Also, she has a very heavy southern accent - I was OK with it, but my husband could not tolerate this. Overall, it is a good CD book - easy language and helpful tips about improving your life.
Makes you LOVE your precious life! Jan 23, 2009
Wonderful inspiration to all! I cannot believe there are only 15 reviews at the time I am typing this. I really pray that more people would read this book and appreciate it as much as I do. This book has really helped in my personal growth and in becoming closer to God. Definitely feel more positive and have a brighter outlook on life! Thank you, Victoria! Wish I could give her a big hug for all the work she put into this book, for her positive influence on others and for all the unselfish ways she and Joel reach out to many :-)
Paradoxical It Seems to Me Jan 19, 2009
Is Victoria Osteen teaching contrary to what Jesus taught? "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's the same shall save it," He says in Mark 8:35. Matthew 10:39 emphasizes the same principle. Or could it be that when Scripture is evaluated with Scripture in a broader context the subtle truth emerges, i.e., that what she's advocating in this book is the message that Jesus says summarizes all the law, i.e., to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40 and Luke 10:27).
I tend to see it as the latter. Perhaps the title is misleading in that it implies self seeking, but the essence of the book is just the opposite. It is in serving that one gains gratification. Consider this gem on how to improve interaction with others..."Sometimes minor adjustments in your approach to people can make a major difference in the quality of your relationships. And your relationships have a direct impact on the quality of your life" (p. 163).
This book is full of wisdom from a woman who has learned how to improve the quality of life for herself and she is sharing those insights with her readers in a candid way. Basically she's talking about denying your selfishness and being open to God and other people.
On finding your destiny she writes, "Be prepared, because God is ready to fulfill the dreams and desires He's placed within your heart. He loves to restore opportunities that once seemed lost forever. And sometimes He brings those opportunities back in ways we haven't considered or weren't looking for" (p. 110).
I find this to be a powerful book full of encouraging wisdom on how to connect with God's purposes for your life. Jesus taught stewardship principles. The teachings here build on that foundation. I'll let Victoria have the last word, "You never know what door God will open for you as you begin to use what you have" (p. 101).
did not recieve books Jan 8, 2009
sorry, unable to do a review. Books were lost in the mail due to wrong address. Spoke with your representative at this site and they will credit my account