Sunday, June 5, 2011
Becoming a Man of Unwavering Faith by John Osteen / Joel Osteen
Hardcover: 224 pages
(May 24, 2011)
During the course of his 60-year ministry, John Osteen combined an extraordinary love for people with a vision for ministry best described in his own words: "No limits." In this hardcover volume not only includes content from John's sermon transcripts, but also a foreword and commentary written by his son, Joel; the principles of this "no limits" faith come alive again for a new generation.
For the moments of struggle and temptation that every man faces, and the times in life when he feels surrounded and under attack, John's message is profoundly simple-those moments are precisely the time for an unwavering faith. In this book, John schools today's believers in seven qualities of unwavering faith:
1. It hears and sees what the world cannot see or hear.
2. It prays earnestly even though it has already heard the answer.
3. It is strong when there is no evidence of the answer.
4. It always says, "Go Again!"
5. It goes on when there's just a little evidence.
6. It believes for the big when it sees the little.
7. It begins with nothing but ends up doing mighty things for God.
Osteen also provides principles for those times when faith doesn't seem to be working. BECOMING A MAN OF UNWAVERING FAITH is a guidebook to stronger faith, from a man who spent a lifetime testing its limits.
About the author:
The late John Osteen served as a pastor, evangelist, author, and teacher for 60 years. He founded the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas in 1959, and hosted the weekly "John Osteen" television program for 16 years, reaching millions in the U.S. and extending to 100 countries. He also traveled extensively throughout the world, taking the message of God's love, healing, and power to people of all nations.
John Osteen was a man of faith which the reader will see in this book. Becoming A Man of Unwavering Faith is a compilation of serman transcripts and previous writings with a foreword by his son, Joel Osteen. The late John Osteen talks to every man about the temptations and struggles each is sure to face in life. This would make a nice Father's Day gift. It is compact and can be carried easily for daily devotion or to a men's study group. (For the sake of disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Hachette Book Group.)