Dodie Osteen, mother of Joel Osteen, gives listeners a personal account of her extraordinary life and shares what she has learned about love, faith, and family.
As the wife of 44 years of the late Pastor John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church, Dodie Osteen stood as a wife, mother, and first lady of the church, even when life felt anything but steady. Today she continues to stand by her son, Pastor Joel Osteen, and the rest of their family as they lead Lakewood.
In this revealing memoir, Dodie shares that her path, though glorious, has not always been easy. She shows an intimate look at such life-altering experiences as contracting polio as a child, raising five children, battling cancer, and losing her husband, all with the beautiful heart and sense of humor she displays to thousands at Lakewood and nationwide at Night of Hope events. While recounting her journey, Dodie offers listeners meaningful life lessons applicable to their own lives.
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©2016 Dodie Osteen (P)2016 Hachette Audio
I love your book. All of us have a story, thank you Dodie for sharing yours. Such an encouragement and in your writing, we can see your heart. In that I see Jesus!
I LOVED this book and was so blessed by hearing it in Dodie's own voice. Thank you for having the courage to share such intimate details about you and your family's challenges and miracles! I truly feel as though you are an extension of my own family (Christian Family). I watch Joel & now Victoria every morning and am so blessed by what John started so long ago. It was nice to get to know more about John and all of you. Your entire family is so inspirational and bring a bright light into our troubled world. Please keep it up and do not grow weary in doing good.
Everyone needs encouragement and hope at some point. Dodie's message is just in time.! I have already played the last chapter multiple times. Thank you for sharing with us!
Better as a Christian life than a life without Christ in it. He is our Savior and lives to intervene in our behalf. What a living testimony, what tragedy, what overcoming ability in Christ's name. Love this family, the Osteen's, and their application of the Lord's word into their everyday lives.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
I highly recommend this book. I loved her other book - Healed of Cancer and read it on a regular basis and give it away to those in need.
This book provides the history and base for her life and faith chronicling not only her life but the life of her late husband and their parents.
Dodie provides an insight into not only their spiritual journey but an overall life journey as they grew in the Lord and handled multiple obstacles for their faith. She goes into many life lessons she learned as a daughter, spouse, mom, and grandma. Listening to her tell the story made it 'real' and from the 'heart'.
"Powerful, Honest, Touching, Inspiring"
It is a real vivid account of faith in Jesus Christ and a revealing look into some of the stories about one of the most effective,successful and influential Christian families of all time. Gives much context and background to the people behind the great Lakewood Church.
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