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9 Marks reviews “Break Out!” by Joel Osteen

“Break Out! is a collection of twenty-five chapters (presumably sermons) organized into five sections. I could not discern much difference between the first four sections: (1) Believe Bigger; (2) Consider God, Not Circumstances; (3) Pray God-sized Prayers; 4) Keep the Right Perspective. The chapters basically follow the formula of stating the principle, supporting it with a story, inserting a vague reference to the Bible, and closing with a few more stories and exhortations.”

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Darrell Post's picture

Well written, and this article could double as a warning against gambling, although I know the author's intent was to only use that as a metaphor.