It's Your Time
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About "It's Your Time"
Get your hopes up. Raise your expectations. Your best days are in front of you. This is exactly the moment to put your faith into action and expect God's blessings. It's your time to declare your faith, to look for God's favor, and to give control of your life to Him so that you can find fulfillment in His plans for you! It's Your Time to believe.In It's Your Time, an instant #1 bestseller in hardcover, Joel Osteen, who has quickly become the pastor of a new generation and a voice of hope for millions, issues a call to readers to seize the day and recognize that God has given them the power to improve their lives. Whether you are going through a difficult time or looking for ways to increase in God's favor and soar to new heights of fulfillment, this book will provide bold new prayers, inspiring stories, and practical tools to help you move forward in faith and realize your dreams. The hopeful messages and warm encouragement in this book will push you to expand your horizons beyond what you thought you were capable of doing so that you might go even further than you'd ever dreamed of going. IT'S YOUR TIME!
Meet the Author
Joel Osteen (born 1963) is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas, which according to Church Growth Today is America's largest and fastest growing church. In 2005 Joel had to move Lakewood Church into bigger premises, and at 16,000 seats it is the largest regularly-used worship centre in the United States. Each week Joel delivers God's message of hope and encouragement to more than 38,000 attendees. According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel is the most watched inspirational figure in America. His weekly sermon is broadcast into every U.S. television market where it is viewed by seven million Americans each week and more than 20 million each month. His weekly broadcast is also seen in almost 100 nations around the world.
Joel's first book, Your Best Life Now (2004), and second book, Become a Better You (2007) both debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list when they were released. They each have sold millions of copies, and have remained on the bestseller lists for months. Five more books from Joel have also become New York Times bestsellers.
Joel is the son of the late John Osteen, who was originally ordained as a Southern Baptist minister. After undergoing 'baptism in the Holy Spirit' in 1959, Osteen senior founded Lakewood Church in an abandoned feed store. The membership of this phenomenally successful charismatic church would eventually grow to 15,000. Joel attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied radio and television communications. In 1982, he returned to Houston and founded Lakewood's television ministry where he produced his father's televised sermons for 17 years.
For many years, John Osteen encouraged his son to preach, but Joel always declined, preferring to work behind the scenes. However, in early 1999 Joel felt compelled to accept his father's invitation and he preached his first sermon on January 17th of that year. Little did anyone know that would be the last Sunday of John Osteen's life - he died suddenly of a heart attack at age 77. Two weeks later, Joel began preaching regularly and later that year was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church.
Joel's extraordinary success can be found in his core message: That our God is a good God who desires to bless those who are obedient and faithful to Him through Jesus Christ. It is Joel's deepest desire that his own life be an example of that principle and that everyone who hears this message of hope and encouragement would choose to accept God's goodness and mercy and to become all that God wants them to be. Joel has been criticized from many quarters during his ministry, by those who are suspicious of 'prosperity gospel' teachings, and wary of megachurch evangelists. Joel remains focused on preaching God's blessing with integrity, and has steadfastly refused to be drawn into controversies about various hot-button topics, whether theological or social-cultural.
Joel is married to Victoria, who co-pastors Lakewood Church and is also a bestselling author. They were wed in 1987, and have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra.
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I love Pastor Osteen's ministry, and this Audio Book was no different. I loved it! Powerful, life changing teaching and having it on the audiobook format made it so much easier. I highly recommend it.
I was at a low point in my life and I went to Koorong to see what I can find to boost my spirit. Lo and behold my eyes fell upon this book and I felt I must buy it. I started reading when I got home and I couldn't put it down until I have read every page. Wow the timely, positive, encouraging and challenging thoughts and words lifted me out of my depression and I became a "New Man". I have read this book at least 3 times since I bought it. I passed it to my son who was also greatly encouraged and challenged. Thank you Lord for your love and care. Thanks Koorong for your existence!