Tuesday, 4 December 2012

CMK READS : YOUR BEST LIFE NOW BY JOEL OSTEEN (BOOK REVIEW)

If there's one book you'll take with you (when you travel), this is one of my most recommended books. Funny part is - it was my mom who bought this book. Not for me, but for her own reading pleasure. I just saw this sitting on our center table and began to read it. From then on, I've lost count how many times I've read this treasure over and over!

That's how life-changing this book is. Book is oozing with positivity yet it keeps your feet (and heart) anchored into reality. Not that Pollyana-ish type of mindset, but more of: Hey! This is life - lose it or deal with it with the power that God gave you. What power, you ask? The power of thought. You are what you eat, they said. But for Osteen, it's more of you are what you think!

This book raised some eyebrows so much that it was featured in Larry King Live (CNN), part of Joel's interview: "Many people are asking me, why are you so positive?! I replied, but OUR GOD IS A POSITIVE GOD!"


DETAILS:
TITLE: Your Best Life Now
AUTHOR: Joel Osteen
PUBLISHER: Warner Faith
PRICE: Php 699.00 approx.
 

REALIZATIONS:
♠ Words are powerful. God has created man in His own image. 
And when God spoke: "Let there be light!", there was light. 
We don't know how much of such power we, too, have as human being, 
so - speak 'good' words.
♠ Happiness is a moment-by-moment decision. It's a decision you make, 
not that fleeting emotion you feel.
♠ If one dream dies, dream another dream.
♠ What you receive is directly connected to how you believe.


CMK HAPPY THOUGHTS:
☺iRelate. Just as my previous book review (click HERE),
I find that most lines are written for my consumption.
When I'm down and self-confidence is an unknown term,
I tapped into this godly inspiration for a quick boost.
☺Getting up on the inside is one of my favorite chapter. An excerpt:

With God's help, you can get back up on the inside.
You must show the enemy that you're more determined than he is.
Shout aloud if you must
I'M GOING TO STAND IN FAITH EVEN IF I HAVE TO STAND MY WHOLE LIFETIME.
I'm not going to give up and settle for mediocrity.
I'm going to keep believing for the best.
I'm going to keep standing up on the inside no matter how long it takes.


CMK WISHFUL THOUGHT:
☺Price. Costing Php 699.00, some people might miss this precious gem.

CMK THINKS:
Worth it. Changing your outlook in life doesn't have a price tag.
If we can buy lavishly expensive gadgets just for the sake of being 'updated',
giving yourself a tool to improve your lifestyle is undoubtedly a better option!

Going back to this post's opening sentence:
Why do I recommend this book to you as you travel?
Maybe because you are focused and more absorbed 
when you're sitting on a plane or bus or coffee shop 
- waiting for your next adventure to take its course.
Reading in a new place has always been an exciting experience for me.

After reading this book, I am rest assured that as I live by God's commands,
4 words are certain:
GOD IS IN CONTROL.

And He loves you too. Savor His grace.
God wants you happy! -CMK
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