Osteen's book You Can, You Will is what I like to
call a spiritual pep talk. Its message is somewhat like the
advice we get from our doctors—stuff we already know
but somehow have to be told over and over.
In the first part of the book or CD (I had
the audio version), Osteen convinces us that it is up to each
of us to choose the positive or negative aspects of life.
Of course by the end of that section, the reader is going
to strive for the positive.
After getting us into the frame of mind that
we could (and would), he gives us 8 qualities that will help
us do it.
The winner is exhorted to remember these 8
- Keep Your Vision in Front of You
- Run Your Race
- Expect Good Things
- Have a Positive Mind Set
- Commit to Excellence
- Keep Growing
- Serve Others
- Stay Passionate
In each of these qualities the author gives
biblical, and events of today, to illustrate and teach us
how to deal with the negatives. From time to time, like our
visits to our doctor, we need to reread (or listen) to certain
sections of the book.
Each time you finish a section, your reaction
may be this: things are not as bad as they seemed—I
can do this. While reading any section, the reader senses
an uplifting feeling, and by the end of the book, he/she is
convinced—he can and will do this. Keep your book or
CD for frequent visits.
of other titles by Joel Osteen
Best Life Now [book]
Your Best Life Now Journal [workbook]
Daily Readings from Your Best Life Now [audio]
You Can, You Will [audio]
Readings from Think Better, Live Better [audio]