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Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at…

Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

by Joel Osteen

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I call this book a classic. This is a great book! Although it was written quite a few years ago, it’s not out of date. It’s still relevant for today. I purchased this book some years ago, but I still use as a reference and am constantly finding new passages/quotes to highlight!

It teaches how you can enjoy your life where you are no matter what you’re facing. It provides steps to assist with changing your words, thinking, actions, letting go of the past, self-awareness, to become a better you. If you’re looking for encouragement and self-improvement, this is a good book to read. ( )
  angiedent | Sep 11, 2018 |
While I enjoyed the topic, the author would have been well served by a more heavy handed editor. 300 page book that could have easily been a short inspirational novella... ( )
  SeanOelkers | Mar 31, 2016 |
This was the first book written by Joel Osteen and it is such an inspiring book....Really gets you/me motivated to live my best life...worth the read!! ( )
  Jjean7 | Mar 10, 2015 |
Wonderful read. I got one of the first ideas for a book after reading this. In a way, it makes you feel a little uncomfortable about your current life which is good and it prompts you that you should be living your best life now. Not tomorrow, but in the present. Osteen delivers great messages throughout his book. One that stood out for me was as follows, "“It is important for a husband to understand that his words have tremendous power in his wife’s life. He needs to bless her with words. She’s given her life to love and care for him, to partner with him, to create a family together, to nurture his children. If he is always finding fault in something she’s doing, always putting her down, he will reap horrendous problems in his marriage and in his life. Moreover, many women today are depressed and feel emotionally abused because their husbands do not bless them with their words. One of the leading causes of emotional breakdowns among married women is the fact that women do not feel valued. One of the main reasons for that deficiency is because husbands are willfully or unwittingly withholding the words of approval women so desperately desire. If you want to see God do wonders in your marriage, start praising your spouse. Start appreciating and encouraging her. Every single day, a husband should tell his wife, “I love you. I appreciate you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.” A wife should do the same for her husband. Your relationship would improve immensely if you’d simply start speaking kind, positive words, blessing your spouse instead of cursing him or her.” ( )
  Mark_Oszoli | Nov 20, 2014 |
Joel Osteen's positive outlook on life comes from the Bible as well as life experience. By focusing on what God can do, worry and troubles shrink and your potential for success increases.
  drj | May 26, 2014 |
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Houston televangelist Joel Osteen is well qualified to write this book, having used the seven principles he shares to achieve his own "rags-to-riches" story. At the heart of Osteen’s message is that achieving a successful, prosperous life of fulfillment can only occur when we stop worrying about the past or future to make the most of each present moment by using our God-given strengths and talents to achieve our goals. The key to doing so are the seven steps Osteen outlines: Enlarge Your Vision, Develop a Healthy Self-Image, Discover the Power of Your Thoughts and Words, Let go of the Past, Find Strength Through Adversity, Live to Give, and Choose to Be Happy. Mixing biblical teachings with his own personal experiences, Osteen explains each of these seven steps in an encouraging, optimistic manner that makes them accessible to anyone interested in principles of personal growth. Although written with a Christian slant, the seven steps Osteen shares will have value to anyone wanting to know more about practical steps of self-betterment, regardless of their denomination.--Larry Trivieri Jr.

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Counsels readers to draw on innate strengths in order to overcome obstacles, promote personal health, and live abundantly, in a guide that advises readers to act in accordance with God's intentions rather than feelings.

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