Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood Church has approximately 45,000 adult attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children.
Filled with faith and inspiration, BREAK OUT challenges readers to have a new perspective, to let nothing hold them back, and to reject any labels that might limit them. Osteen inspires and encourages with the message that our first break outs must occur within our own minds: "When you break though in your mind, believing you can rise higher and overcome obstacles, then God will unleash the power within that will enable you to go beyond the ordinary into the extraordinary life you were designed to live."
Our words have creative power. Any time you speak something, either good or bad; you give life to what you are saying. Scripture says, "We will eat the fruit of our words." That means you will get exactly
what you've been saying. You are prophesying your own future. That's why it's so important to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go. You can't talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can't talk lack and expect to have abundance. You will produce whatever you say.
The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week.
Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows readers how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.
Joel Osteen is America's pastor. With his weekly televised services and his travels throughout the country, no one has more influence in spiritual matters than Pastor Osteen. His book, "Your Best Life Now," has sold over 3 million copies and his ministry continues to grow. His four weekend services in Houston bring 40-60,000 people weekly and his show is watched by millions around the world.
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Become a Better You" shares a much-needed message of hope with readers: By using faith as a cornerstone, it's possible for people to find a new place in their lives where they are happy, secure, and fulfilled.