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It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor

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17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

It's Your Time

I started watching Joel Osteen after he lost his fether in the year of 2000. Since that time I have been a faithful viewer. I have every book and CD's that he has written or recorded. His positive and motivating sermons have changed my life completely. Each word that h...
I started watching Joel Osteen after he lost his fether in the year of 2000. Since that time I have been a faithful viewer. I have every book and CD's that he has written or recorded. His positive and motivating sermons have changed my life completely. Each word that he speaks is true. If you truly believe I know for a fact that God will change your life. I lost my daughter to a horrible car accident in 2006,through God and the love of Jesus wrapped me up and kept me from going insane. Joel's words of encouragement kept me strong enough to want to continue to live for the 2 children I had left and my granddaughter. This book IT'S YOUR TIME is awesome,it's what each person who lives today needs. To know that God has set this time what some believe is the worst time. To let his people know it's not to late to have the best to have all you need and all you want and to know someone loves you no matter whatever you may do.

posted by lovelivelife on December 13, 2009

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12 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

A Hopeless Book

Unfortunately, Osteen's book is a mere veneer of hope. He uses cheap tricks of rhetoric to make the biblical promises for future grace and blessings appear to refer to things of the material world. The Gospel promises the greatest gift of all: Jesus Christ, who saves us...
Unfortunately, Osteen's book is a mere veneer of hope. He uses cheap tricks of rhetoric to make the biblical promises for future grace and blessings appear to refer to things of the material world. The Gospel promises the greatest gift of all: Jesus Christ, who saves us from the just punishment of our sins and sends his Spirit to transform us and live with us. Yet, according to Osteen, the problem with the world is not Sin and separation from God; the problem is depression and lack of material wealth. Therefore he teaches a gospel of self-help (instead of teaching that we truly need God's help) and health and wealth (instead of the fruits of the Spirit and God's mighty presence).

The scriptures never promise Christians pleasant lives of health and material wealth, free of depression and agony. Jesus himself told us to count the cost before we enter His kingdom. Osteen seems to have counted this cost, found it too great, and thereby transformed the glorious, holy, and wonderful God of the bible into a divine-dream-machine, who's chief end is to give selfish people what they desire.

What a terrible crime this is, for Jesus promises far better things: to see and know his glory and righteousness.

posted by PatrickKeithMiller on December 22, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2009

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    A Hopeless Book

    Unfortunately, Osteen's book is a mere veneer of hope. He uses cheap tricks of rhetoric to make the biblical promises for future grace and blessings appear to refer to things of the material world. The Gospel promises the greatest gift of all: Jesus Christ, who saves us from the just punishment of our sins and sends his Spirit to transform us and live with us. Yet, according to Osteen, the problem with the world is not Sin and separation from God; the problem is depression and lack of material wealth. Therefore he teaches a gospel of self-help (instead of teaching that we truly need God's help) and health and wealth (instead of the fruits of the Spirit and God's mighty presence).

    The scriptures never promise Christians pleasant lives of health and material wealth, free of depression and agony. Jesus himself told us to count the cost before we enter His kingdom. Osteen seems to have counted this cost, found it too great, and thereby transformed the glorious, holy, and wonderful God of the bible into a divine-dream-machine, who's chief end is to give selfish people what they desire.

    What a terrible crime this is, for Jesus promises far better things: to see and know his glory and righteousness.

    12 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2011

    Don't waste your time or money

    Olsteen may well be a charsmatic speaker/writer capturing his listeners/readers attention, but when compared to Scripture his teachings don't measure up. If you want to know how to live a Christian life, what to expect in this life now - read Paul's epistles.

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