Did I get your attention? I spotted this silly little note while visiting amazon today, glancing at the entry for "Become a better you", Osteen's latest book:
"Dear Amazon Customer,
I am very excited to be working with Amazon.com as an online bookseller and partner for the publication of my new book, Become a Better You. As a leader in e-commerce, Amazon.com is an informative and innovative online resource. Get ready to embark on a remarkable journey. One that will help you break free from the past and realize your full potential as a spouse, parent, or friend. Whether you realize it or not, miracles are happening all around you. I'm confident that reading this book will lead you to accept the gift of who you were meant to be and live a life filled with more hope, joy, and victory.
Believing for God's Best,
"Believing for God's best" What the heck is that supposed to mean? I think I know. I expect that it is a reference to the Osteen's brand of Christianity, otherwise known as "The Gospel of Big Homes and Big Cars." It's sort of like Jim and Tammy Bakker, except no theme park and a much better looking wife with a great hair do. Okay sorry Tammy that was mean- really it was Jim who was the real sinner of your duo, he did more to cheapen religion than you did. Back to the Osteens; here's Publisher's Weekly's take on Joel latest book:
Megachurch pastor and bestselling author Osteen follows up Your Best Life Now with this disappointingly unoriginal Christian self-help book....Osteen balances mind-over-matter pep talks with claims that God wants to bless faithful people with successes...
Right you are Osteen, God always provides money and plastic surgery as required to his faithful servants. Those babies killed in tornadoes obviously were not praying hard enough. But still, what ever happened to the teachings of Jesus to the rich man: drop it all if you want to follow me?
I am probably ill advised to step into this. I am an atheist, so why would anyone care about my opinion regarding Joel Osteen? Here's the thing though, Joel Osteen is not about God, he is about Vanity. If you can't see that, I am just going to feel sorry for you. I may be an atheist, and that may affect my outlook, but I have eyes to see. And I use them.