About : The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. In Pastor Joel Osteen books, he writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows readers how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o’clock on Friday.
Joel Osteen Books Review 1 (five stars)
Whatever battles rage around Joel Osteen, one thing is clear, he is a tireless optimist. His message is a completely positive one, at variance from the gloom and doom, fire and brimstone preachers who make their flock feel like they are just one misstep from eternal damnation. Orthodox Christians don’t like Joel Osteen books or the man himself. but I like him, and I’m not even sure I believe there is a god out there. I like his love of people, his message that we make choices in this life, and we can live remarkable lives if we just choose to and have faith in ourselves. I like his simple message that God (or whatever) favors us, loves us, and wants the best for us. God is in control, not us. Let go and let God! This is a message of liberation and love. It’s a message about the power of positive thinking. To my way of understanding, it’s Jesus’s message. I’ll take it! Yes, this new book is a distillation of all his shows and his other books, but judging from the state of politics and society these days, his message seems to bear repeating and repeating and repeating until people actually hear it! So I’m reading this book right now and I’m loving it! It’s not about Joel or Victoria for me: It’s about the good news! It’s about being at peace and letting go. It’s a great message, heard down the ages, from all four corners of the earth: from the Dalai Lama to the Buddha. Thank you, Joel, for being today’s messenger!
Joel Osteen Books Review 2 (five stars)
I don’t often give 5 stars in my reviews. This book I think deserves it though.to me seem sort of like a modern version of the original Peale books, and it also contains plenty of new ideas as well. This book is longer than most inspirational books I have read, and it covers many different topics. Lots of substance here and very little fluff. I read a lot of self-improvement books, both religious and secular, so I’ve seen many ideas before. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of new (to me) ideas and techniques I ran across in this book and in alot of Joel Osteen books.