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Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind (edition 2016)

by Joel Osteen (Author)

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Change your life, reprogram negative thinking, and lead a more blessed, fulfilled life with these everyday lessons from Lakewood Church pastor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen. Your mind has incredible power over your success or failure. Think Better, Live Better offers a simple yet life-changing strategy for erasing the thoughts that keep you down and reprogramming your mind with positive thinking to reach a new level of victory. As a child of the Most High God, you are equipped to handle anything that comes your way. To claim your destiny, start thinking about yourself the way God does and delete the thoughts that tear down your confidence. When you train yourself to tune out the negativity and tune into your calling, you'll begin to live the wonderful plans God has made for you.… (more)
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Title:Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind
Authors:Joel Osteen (Author)
Info:FaithWords (2016), Edition: First Edition, 224 pages
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This book is a compilation of wonderful examples of how Christians can overcome obstacles in life by consistently believing in God’s power, confessing God’s word, and meditating on God’s promises.

Based on the title, Think Better Live Better may appear to be just a book on “positive thinking”, but the book is really based on biblical principles of the power of your words. It is a good reference to assist Christians in developing faith to receive God’s blessings.

Although these principles are spiritual, they are excellent ways to increase self-esteem. They can also be an aid for parents wishing to instill self-esteem in children in their early years.

I wish there were scriptures included for additional reading, but overall, it is a very encouraging, informative book! I recommend it! ( )
  angiedent | Nov 8, 2017 |
Think Better, Live Better: Victorious Living Starts in Your Mind. Joel Osteen delivers an uplifting and inspiring message, with powerful words to empower and motivate.

Change the way you think, in order to see the positive changes in your life. Reprogram.

As always, Osteen focuses on the positive, and reiterates a message for the downtrodden. A way to pick yourself up. A way out of your struggles. Whether it be your environment, health, financial, family dysfunction, or any part of your life. God meant for us to be extraordinary, not ordinary.

Broken out in "easy to read" chapters:
• Reprogram Your Mind
• Remove Negative Labels
• Release the Full You
• Think Yourself to Victory
• Pregnant with Possibility
• The Promise Is in You
• Ask Big
• You Have What You Need
• Keep Your Crown
• Just Remember

Osteen reminds readers - our minds are like a computer. We all must deal with computer viruses, and in a similar way when God created us, he put in the correct software for a victorious, healthy, strong and creative person. We were programmed to live an abundant, victorious, faith-filled life. That is how we were designed. The reason we do not always experience this abundant life, is that we have allowed viruses to contaminate our software. We are infected, stay negative, and do not believe our dreams will come to pass. However, we can get rid of the viruses. If our thinking is limited our life will be limited.

When you think better, you will live better.

If we are going to reach our highest potential, we must learn to Hit the Delete Button. "Delete. Delete." Restore. Guarding your Mind. Stop dwelling on the negative and allowing the enemy to contaminate your software. If he can control your thinking, he can control your life. It is not too late. Clear out the negative things people say. Reprogram.

The battle takes place in our minds. From our environment. God did not make us faulty. Clear out the viruses. Remove labels holding you back.

Our God is supernatural and he is not limited by education, background, race, or family. You are not who people say you are. From additions, struggles, and bad habits. See what you can become.
We are not meant to be ordinary. We are created to soar.

I really enjoyed Chapter Four: Think Yourself to Victory. Meditate (think about over and over). However, Meditating is the same principle as worrying. When you worry, you’re just meditating on the wrong thing. Using your faith in reverse.

If you go through the day worried about family, finances, and your future, it causes you to be anxious, fearful, negative and discouraged.

In our world of doom and gloom, watching the news, stock market, politics, debt crisis, and fear of financial loss, it causes more havoc. You can choose to meditate on the problem or you can meditate on the promises. The whole key is what’s going on in you "thought life." What are you meditating on? Problems or Promises? Just because you don’t see anything doesn’t mean it’s not going to come to pass. Just because you are struggling with dysfunction in your home or business, fighting a battle with health or illness, do not stay discouraged.

The healing is within you. It’s just a matter of time to turn it around with better thoughts. Possibilities. The seed is still alive. What you allow to play in your mind will determine what kind of life you live. There is no room for doubt, unbelief, anxiety, fear, or depression.

Signature Osteen style, the author uses personal relatable stories combined with faith, Biblical scriptures and important Bible characters and leaders, with special callouts and highlights of reinforcement, encouragement, and reminder messages for your daily life. (This also could serve as a daily devotional).

Guard your mind, heart, and spirit, as you would your home or other valuables. Stop renting out space in your mind to problems. Who and what is staying in your house? Sometimes in order to stay in faith, you must ignore a negative report. You were made for more.

Don’t let your own thoughts, your environment, or those around you discourage you. You have the greatness. Keep believing. Keep doing. Do not accept rejection, failure, disappointments, and defeat.

We never know how many gifts are in us right now, just waiting to be released. Do not miss your destiny. Always remember to ask big. The enemy’s main tool is deception.

An ideal book and message for all of us living in today’s time of turmoil. We all need a positive affirmation and reminder that we have what we need. Don’t let a loss or a disappointment carry away your blessing. It is not the end, but a new beginning.

“Your perception of yourself will determine what kind of life you live.”

Rediscover who you really are. We never know what is going on behind the scenes, preparing for God’s greatness.

A special thank you to FaithWords, Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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  JudithDCollins | Nov 17, 2016 |
The Good: This book was such an inspiring and quick read. I loved how easy it was to follow and to make the recommended changes in my life. These were not crazy ideas, they are common sense things that we should all be doing already but for some reason we don’t. Something as simple as “hitting the delete button” on the negative thoughts we have. Why do we allow ourselves to think bad about ourselves all the time? As I was reading this it was just like a bunch of “duh” moments and my life began changing immediately. I’m not saying these changes are easy to implement but they will be easy to remember and to start making those changes.
The examples given throughout the book of people who were thinking and feeling the way I am were wonderful. These were people, some really well known like Walt Disney and Stephen King, who went against the odds to become something great. They all had these same principles in their life and used them to further themselves.
This book was very well written and organized. This book is well worth the time and money invested. This will seriously change your life. My new favorite quote is “He (God) wouldn’t have put the dream in your heart or given you that promise if He didn’t have a way to bring it to pass.” (page 14) What a difference that one sentence has made in my outlook on life.

The Bad: The only bad thing I can say about this book is sometimes there was repetition that I am not sure is necessary. However, maybe others need/want this repetition to help this stick.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a little help in their life. I have been struggling with some parts of my life that I want changed and it has gotten me very discouraged. This book was exactly what I needed. I devoured it and could not believe the change I already feel.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review* ( )
  alyssaross | Nov 8, 2016 |
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Change your life, reprogram negative thinking, and lead a more blessed, fulfilled life with these everyday lessons from Lakewood Church pastor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen. Your mind has incredible power over your success or failure. Think Better, Live Better offers a simple yet life-changing strategy for erasing the thoughts that keep you down and reprogramming your mind with positive thinking to reach a new level of victory. As a child of the Most High God, you are equipped to handle anything that comes your way. To claim your destiny, start thinking about yourself the way God does and delete the thoughts that tear down your confidence. When you train yourself to tune out the negativity and tune into your calling, you'll begin to live the wonderful plans God has made for you.

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