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Spiritually and Visually Beautiful Way to Keep Focused on God
on January 2, 2007
I enjoyed reading Your Best Life Now, being especially impressed by the combination of Christian Gospel and modern psychology. Having introduced my wife to Joel Osteen through listening to one of his television sermons, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a copy of this book from my wife as a Christmas gift. It was most welcome, and I treasure the book even more now that I've spent a week with it.
The book has seven parts, each one being about the right length for a nice Bible study in the morning or evening. Here are the seven parts:
1. Enlarge Your Vision
2. Develop a Healthy Self-Image
3. Discover the Power of Your Thoughts and Words
4. Let Go of the Past
5. Find Strength Through Adversity
6. Live to Give
7. Choose to Be Happy
Now, who wouldn't like to do better in those seven dimensions?
The book has an amazing design. One facing page will have a gorgeous photograph from nature or of a person (or people) with Scripture printed on the least interesting part of the image. The other facing page will have a brief text (a short of mini sermon) that develops one sub point for that part. For instance, page 18 has a brooding sunset over an island with dark water in the foreground. The two quotes on that image are:
"Everything is possible for him who believes." -- Mark 9:23
"It shall be done to you according to your faith." -- Matthew 9:29
The text page (19) addresses "With God on Your Side" as its subject. The text ends with the conclusion: "Eliminate a barely-get-by mentality and let God's seed take root."
If you liked Your Best Life Now, you'll treasure this book as a great way to stay in touch with those messages and thoughts.
If you haven't read Your Best Life Now and don't like to read full-length books, this book is a fine and beautiful substitute for you.
May God bless you as you read, absorb, and apply these wonderful lessons!