Joel Osteen narrating this book added to it's value. He is a pleasure to listen to. I think anyone that is looking to become a better person would gain invaluable knowledge from this book
As usual, Pastor Joel touched the depth of my heart with his simple but concise words. I couldn't recall how many times i nod my head in strong agreement of what he said, as if he talk right in front of me, understand fully what troubles me, and point out my mistake gracefully ... it's nothing revolutionary, just very close to heart! I'll listen again and again ...
This book is wonderful!
Joel is amazing, and he has the ability to share biblical principles in away that the average person can understand. He has also developed the ability to engage his audience. He has even managed to capture my attention, which is not easy!
While I greatly respect Joel Osteen's ministry, I have to say I am greatly disaappointed in this book.
Number One: It is written for the person who has low self esteem, and is in a bad spot in life. Joel admonishes the reader to replace negative self thoughts with "I am successful, I am creative, I am a good person, etc."
Secondly, Joel says things like "you are created in God's image," and "God desires for you to live a life of abundance," but he doesn't cite the scriptures where this is taken from. In fact, nowhere are there any scripture references, unless they are in the bibliography, which of course, you don't have in the Audible version.
International Business focussed head of HR with science as a passion.
This book is not a book on self development, but a personal idea of the writer with as its main target to improve your relationship with God. Should you have bought the book to become personally more effective etc. you will buy a useless book. I personally have no need to improve my relationship with a higher being, be it God, Allah, Jehova Budha or whoever. I feel that religion has no place in business or in business books. In the case of such books it should have been mentioned that this is a book on religion as I would have never bought this book.
Uck. Dripping with "God wants you to be the best you can be." God is of course, male. Doesn't help that the author has a heavy, southern accent George-bush-y kind of voice. Super basic stuff, without the humor of "All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten" nor the intelligence and wisdom of Deepak or Dyer.