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Your Best Life Now By Joel Osteen

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By ezriela on
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The full title of the book is "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential." I bought it after having watched televangelist Joel Osteen on his Sunday morning religious broadcast a number of times. He has always impressed me by the fact that he is a welcome contrast to some television ministers who either scowl and scream at you or spend half of their airtime begging for money. "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential" is pretty much in line with what he preaches, about allowing God to help you live at your maximum best, changing negative mind-sets and facing life's difficulties with faith, hope and courage. When I purchased this book, I was going through some difficult situations in my life that really challenged my faith and, along with reading my Bible, it was one of the things that helped inspire me to remain strong and focused. It's hard for me to comprehend why there are people who criticize this book for not being "spiritual" enough, but, obviously, their estimation of what should be considered "spiritual" is different from mine. Despite the accusations of critics who think that Osteen, his ministry and this book don't fit their standards of being sufficiently "Christian" enough, I personally found that it was instrumental in restoring my connection with the Lord. By talking to you in a way that isn't condescending and applying Biblical principles that are practical and simple to understand, this book deserves its place on the New York Times Bestseller list. I liked it well enough to buy copies of it for family members.