Here is another good review of Joel Osteen’s popular and dangerous book, Your Best Life Now. The gist of the review is that Osteen is certainly focused on now with no thought of eternity. The review indicates that the book is all about the power of positive thinking, certainly not about the power of the cross. There is certainly no thought given to “take up your cross and follow me.” But that wouldn’t sell nearly as many books or get you on TV, would it? Nah, much easier to tickle the ears.
The reviewer, Greg Gilbert, concludes with this warning:
The really frightening thing is that 5 million people have bought Your Best Life Now, and a good portion of those have probably walked away thinking they have read the Christian gospel. They think they understand the message of the Bible, and it is me. My success. My self-esteem. My house. My car. My promotion.