Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. A Review of Joel Osteen's Book.
A Book of Inspiration, Motivation and Hope
I've watched Joel Osteen preach on tv a few times and I've seen him on talk show interviews. I always appreciated his pleasant and gentle personality and his never-ending smile. I never read any of his books, though, until I stumbled upon Your Best Life Now at a book sale.
Although Joel Osteen is a preacher at the "mega" Lakewood Church, Your Best Life Now offers a positive, hopeful message for all readers, regardless of religious affiliation or spiritual beliefs. It is a perfect blend of Bible passages and practical examples from modern-day life. Whether readers come from a spiritual or a religious perspective, Your Best Life Now will successfully inspire all.
In Your Best Life Now, Osteen mixes his own story, and that of his father's (a rags to riches tale) with a message of faith, hope, and personal development. Your Best Life Now is motivational and inspirational and is a culmination of so many teachings--that of positive thinking, living in the moment, letting go, goal-setting, gratitude, giving, affirmations, visualizations and happiness. It is a helpful and practical life-guide, successfully covering these key topics of personal fulfillment.
The Seven Steps outlined in Your Best Life Now each include several chapters of explanation, examples, and practical advice. They include enlarging your vision, developing a healthy self-image, discovering the power of your thoughts and words, letting go of the past, finding strength through adversity, living to give and choosing to be happy. Each step succeeds in motivating readers to believe that they are blessed and deserving of good things. Osteen encourages readers to declare God's goodness in their lives and includes examples of declarations such as "everything you put your hands to do is going to prosper and succeed."
Your Best Life Now, published in 2007, encourages readers, "don't just go through the motions in life. Have some enthusiasm." Osteen calls his book "your personal lighthouse, beaming truth into your life." He urges readers to face each day, each moment, with their best effort, and promises that God will notice and reward them, in His own time. Osteen reminds readers to persevere, even in the hardest of times, to allow God to fight their battles for them and to have faith that God will bring justice into their lives.
Osteen's style is infectious and enthusiastic. He mixes humor with heartbreak, always makes readers believe that there is hope, and that, above all, with God, all things are possible. Osteen lets readers know what it really means to have faith, to let go and let God, while taking action toward their goals at the same time. Your Best Life Now motivates readers to face life with enthusiasm, to reach their potential, to be open to God's gifts and to give of themselves to others.
Joel Osteen offers readers the tools needed to experience joy in their lives. His book is a gem of hopeful inspiration. Read Joel Osteen's work to be motivated, to be moved and to be reminded that you are deserving of Your Best Life Now!