Your Best Life Now
|LC Class||BV4598.2 .O88 2004|
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential is a book by pastor Joel Osteen. It was published on October 12, 2004, by FaithWords. There is also a calendar, board game, and study guide available based on the book. A 10th Anniversary edition was published on September 3, 2014.
The book was ranked #1 on The New York Times Self Help Best Seller list. It remained a bestseller for more than two years and has sold over 8 million copies.
- Power of Thoughts and Words
- Let Go of the Past
- Strength through Adversity
- Live to Give
- Choose to be happy
In the 2010 West Coast Conference, "Christless Christianity", John F. MacArthur criticized this book as being a part of the prosperity gospel. Critics of prosperity gospel consider its teachings anathema to the gospel of Mark:
“Jesus, looking at the man, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ When the man heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions” (10:21-22).
Osteen has made over $10 million from “Your Best Life Now,” keeping 90% of profits and donating the remainder to his church.
- ^ "Your Best Life Now: The Game". BoardGameGeek.com. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- ^ Osteen, Joel (2005). Your best life now study guide: 7 steps to living at your full potential. New York: Warner Faith. ISBN 978-0-446-69636-4.
- ^ a b Johnson, Christine D. "FaithWords celebrates 10 years of 'Your Best Life Now'". christianretailing.com. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
- ^ Wyatt, Edward (2006-03-15). "Religious Broadcaster Gets Rich Contract for Next Book". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-02-28.