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Publisher's Summary

Is this as good as it gets? Or can you enjoy more of what life has to offer?

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 and to help others better themselves as well. God didn't create you to be average. You were created to excel! You have everything you need to fulfill your God-given destiny, and there is no limit to what you can accomplish if you discover how to be a better you!

Become a Better You will guide you in the process of uncovering your hidden resources. Addressing such topics as building your confidence, developing better relationships, finding peace within, and staying passionate about life, Joel Osteen will encourage you to reach your unique God-given potential. He will help you to enjoy every day of your life, despite your circumstances. As you incorporate Joel's easy-to-grasp principles into your life, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much more God has in store for you - and how quickly you become a better you!

©2007 Joel Osteen; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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  • Frank
  • Beaver Falls, PA, United States
  • 10-31-07

Try Joel's advice for 30 days

I enjoyed this book much more than his first book. I recommend this book to everyone and after listening to it, try his suggestions for at least thirty days and I would be shocked if you did not notice a difference in your life.

Joel outlines many different steps and supports them with Biblical based examples as well as examples from his own life.

It is well worth the money and time invested in listening to the book.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Juan
  • San Joseq, CA, USA
  • 10-18-07

Great Inspirational book

Great work from Joel. I really enjoy his weekly podcasts and now his book. It really gives you a different pespective of life.

26 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Great inspiration

This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to gain perspective on their life - where they came from, where they are now and why they can create a better life and self. I am not a particularly religious person but Mr. Osteen uses passages and messages from the bible in a way that is still effective for non-Christians and Christians alike.

The message is very clear. It is up to each of us to create the life we want and it starts with our belief that we can do something about it.

I recommend this book highly. It is particularly effective on tape. He is an excellent orator. Perfect to start the new year.

FKH

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  • Lewis
  • Port Angeles, WA, USA
  • 12-10-07

Simple but Profound

Where did this guy come from? He has a grasp of what Jesus meant, far better than I have ever heard before, and he has a clear understanding that Jesus came to unite us with the Creator. His sense of our relationship to the Creator -- or "the universe" as it is called in "the secret"-- is profound. There is no way a person can do what he says and not end up a better person for it. I know, because I am. Eleanor, it's not always "deep." Sometimes, it's as simple as the nose on your face. Joel says it as well or better than Deprak or Dyer, both of whom I admire very much.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Carlos
  • Columbia, IL, USA
  • 01-10-08

the positive side of God's word

To many times we are taught the negative shoulds or oughts of God's word. Joel Osteen teaches the positive side of the Bible. A view that will make a person glad to know the word of God.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Rae
  • toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 10-27-07

Positive and affirming

This book is filled with ways to improve your day to day life by becoming accountable for who you are and how you interact with people. It also reminds you to affirm your own self worth. The ideas aren't revolutionary, just relevant and straight forward. It is a positive and thoughtful book.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Shirley
  • Brentwood, CA, USA
  • 12-14-07

Inspiring!

I enjoyed the practical, realistic examples that Joel used in supporting his points. The quality and narration is good and the points he discussed are easy to relate to. This is a good audio to listen to when you need a refresher in the basics of life and self-development.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Book of Life Long Wisdom

Every well done, plain, simplea and easy to follow. I love the quotes and the golden nuggest from earned wisdom.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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amazing!

this is one of those books I'll read to get through adversity. Joel Osteen gives amazing words of encouragement and truly life tools

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A must audio, will enhance every day. A mind changingread

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes

What other book might you compare Become a Better You to and why?

No comparison, it will vegine to change your perspective on life

What about Joel Osteen’s performance did you like?

Quiet and powerful

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Doesn't matterb you just have to hear him.

Any additional comments?

This will change your mindset and perception of who God is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • 08-31-17

Great book for motivation journey.

I loved this book.
It will be a book that I'll be able to play over and over as every sentence that Pastor Joel Osteen says has some motivating and God inspired tip on how to live a life in full.

His voice is soothing and calming, even at times where I felt my heart was hardened by life circumstances, listening to him was the same as prickling my heart with tiny needles to start feeling again. Which is a good thing in my case, because the past 2 months I had been really robotic about many aspects of my life. And I had stopped doing a lot of things that I knew were essential for my well being spiritually, emotionally and physically.
I had even stopped listening to audio books faithfully
But finishing the last chapters it has stirred again good things in my heart.

I always found myself agreeing loudly or laughing at places where he shared his experiences, bible and other tips.

I'd recommend it to anyone starting a journey of motivation through God's lenses.
Thank you Pastor Joel.

God bless you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-25-17

Fantastic book that everyone shld read

Loved the fact that Joel actually read the book to get the fullness of the truths written by joel