Your Best Life Now – Whatever floats your boat!

August 13, 2021

Up for reblog is … uh…

Let me be honest… I almost don’t wanna reblog this one. Not because it’s a “bad” book (because it isn’t) but because my views on this guy have changed a bit and it’s … uh… not great.

*sigh*

Here’s just a small example of who Joel Osteen is:
https://www.thewrap.com/joel-osteen-mocked-for-today-show-gratitude-comments/

Do I still believe that “Whatever floats your boat” is okay? Yes… and no. And I almost don’t know how to explain it.

Yes — to what you believe as a Christian, which is none of my business and I have no problem with it or you. I share many of your beliefs, by the by.

No — to what you do as a tax-dodging millionaire leading millions to finance your lifestyle and taking $$$ from the government during a pandemic all in the name of religion. Screw you and the horse you rode in on.

So, this book and others by Osteen are nicely written and may bring comfort to people struggling with their faith or just needing a leg-up in the joy department. If he’s your bag, it’s a wonderful book.

If not, skip it.

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Love him or hate him, Joel Osteen is a man with a mission. What that is, exactly, is (according to some) yet to be seen. To others, it’s clear, and he’s doing it and riding high!

Your Best Life Now is one of his many books and I received it as a prize at – of all places – a spirit walk on Halloween. I know, right?

My spiritual journey is woven among many blog posts here, so I won’t delve deeply today. What I will say is that I draw strength, courage and hope from different traditions and religions, including Christianity. Osteen is a Christian and the beliefs listed on his website are nothing new in the Christian tradition. It is the last tenet which seems to be the foundation for his particular brand of popularity:

… as children of God, we are overcomers and more than conquerors…

View original post 455 more words

3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.