Joel Osteen
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Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, which according to Church Growth Today is America's largest and fastest growing church with over 38,000 attendees. On July 16, 2005 after completing $95 million dollars in renovations, Joel moved Lakewood Church into its new 16,000 seat home -- the former Compaq Center which is now the largest regularly-used worship center in the United States. According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel is the most watched inspirational figure in America. His weekly sermon is broadcast into television markets across the U.S. where it is viewed by seven million Americans each week and more than 20 million each month. His weekly broadcast is also seen in almost 100 nations around the world. In 2004 his first book, Your Best Life Now was released by Time Warner debuting at the top of the New York Times Bestsellers List and quickly rising to #1. It remained on the New York Times Bestseller for more than 2 years and has sold more than 4 million copies. Most recently, Joel was named as one of Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2006" and he was selected as the "Most Influential Christian in 2006" by the readers of Church Report Magazine. The son of John Osteen -- a highly respected minister of the Gospel and the founder of Lakewood Church -- Joel attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied radio and television communications. In 1982, Joel returned to Houston and founded Lakewood's television ministry where he produced John Osteen's televised sermons for 17 years until January 1999 when his father passed away. For many years John Osteen encouraged Joel to preach, but he always declined preferring to work behind the scenes. In early 1999, Joel felt compelled to accept his father's invitation and he preached his first sermon on January 17th of that year. Little did anyone know that would be the last Sunday of John Osteen's life. Two weeks later Joel began preaching and later that year was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church. Almost immediately, weekly attendance began to grow at an extraordinary rate and, in 2005 Joel moved Lakewood Church into its present location, the former Compaq Center, a 16,000 seat arena that was once home to the Houston Rockets professional basketball team. Now, with his wife Victoria and the leadership staff of Lakewood, this innovative church is poised for the new millennium. Joel's extraordinary success can be found in his core message: That our God is a good God who desires to bless those who are obedient and faithful to Him through Jesus Christ. It is Joel's deepest desire that his own life be an example of that principle and that everyone who hears this message of hope and encouragement would choose to accept God's goodness and mercy and to become all that God wants them to be.

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Best Sellers

    • The Power of I Am

    • Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,178
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,624
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,604

    In his new book, best-selling author Joel Osteen shares a profound principle based on a simple truth. Whatever follows the words "I am" will always come looking for you....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am

    • By Elizabeth Galli on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Blessed in the Darkness

    • How All Things Are Working for Your Good
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 459

    Number one New York Times best-selling author Joel Osteen shares how God uses the darkness in life for good....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 18 Chapters of the Exact Same Thing

    • By uncleguff on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • I Am Number 8

    • Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God
    • By: John Gray, Joel Osteen - foreword
    • Narrated by: John Gray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 897
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 896

    If God can take David - the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family - and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans he has for redeeming your life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Answers to many questions

    • By Cheri Thompson on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Think Better, Live Better

    • A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,454
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,237

    Best-selling author Joel Osteen shares how reprogramming your thoughts to remove negativity will lead to a more blessed, fulfilled life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Positive messages

    • By Marla Schneider on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • I Declare

    • 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,155
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 971

    Broken into 31 segments, this audiobook defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book changed my life

    • By Lee B. on 04-08-16
    • 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,155 ratings

    Regular price: $22.80

    • You Can, You Will

    • 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,402
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,025
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,009

    In You Can, You Will, Joel Osteen focuses on the eight irrefutable traits and attributes of highly successful people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very inspiring and uplifting!

    • By Lianne on 11-17-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Break Out!

    • 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,206
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,204

    We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Level(s) Await You

    • By Happy Buyer on 08-14-14
    • 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,409 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Become a Better You

    • 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    You can live happily every day, best-selling author Joel Osteen suggests, but you must discover the potential within yourself and learn how to use it to live better....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Try Joel's advice for 30 days

    • By Frank on 10-31-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Your Best Life Now

    • 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    If you are like most people, you have written these goals and dreams on a list that's titled "Tomorrow's To Do"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your Best Life Now

    • By Mike on 12-16-04

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Every Day a Friday

    • How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week
    • By: Joel Osteen
    • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097

    The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changer

    • By Hai T Nguyen on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $28.50

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