About the Author
Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood Church has approximately 45,000 attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. Additionally, he is the author of numerous journals, devotionals, and #1 best-selling books. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children.
With crisp diction and a melodious baritone, Joel Osteen delivers 10 of his most popular sermons, recorded live at Lakewood Church. Adding touches of humor, he combines personal examples with scripture to communicate feel-good biblical counsel. He begins sermons with the words, "This is my Bible. I am what it says�Ķ" The talks include audience participation and end with a brief salvation message and altar call. Comparing humans to computers, Osteen says that human software is contaminated by the enemy--Satan--who promotes bondage and negativity. With a seamless narration Osteen explains how to reprogram one's mind through scripture and visualization techniques. Positive thinking, he believes, produces constructive attitudes and behavior and the courage to be different. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine