The Faith Secret: How to
Find Prosperity in Hard Times
Unemployment, underemployment, foreclosures, disappearing nest eggs — millions of Americans are facing crushing economic woes.
Does faith really help in hard times?
Joel and Victoria Osteen believe it does.
The Osteens are pastors of the nation's largest single congregation, with weekly attendance of about 45,000 at their Lakewood Church in Houston, and Joel Osteen's weekly TV program reaches a television audience of some 7 million a week in the U.S. alone.
Their improbable achievement, they say, comes from trusting in God's desire that they thrive.
And they believe the same kind of success can be had by those who follow God's plan, even when the going gets tough.
"You can't have faith if you don't first have hope," Joel tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. "When you have that hope, it allows God to do great things."
Newsmax magazine's special report, "Faith and Prosperity in a Time of Trouble," takes an in-depth look at religion in America and particularly the Osteens' uplifting message of hope, faith, and trust in God.
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This exclusive Newsmax report explores:
- An inside look at the Osteen's megachurch service
- How the recession has impacted American churches
- The "darkest hour" of Joel Osteen's life
- Does the down economy draw people closer to God?
- The "next Billy Graham" - seven contenders
- Why this recession is worse than previous ones
- The cornerstone of the Osteens' teaching
- U.S. religion, by the numbers
- 13 Osteen maxims to live by
- How megachurches bridge the racial divide
- The Osteens' $100 million gambit - and ensuing crisis
- Dealing with the economy: "Don't just survive, thrive!"
- Secular and faith-based approaches - what's best for solving ills?
- Calvin Francis' encouraging story of faith and optimism
- Joel and Victoria's disastrous first date
- The necessity of hope
- Fellow Christians' criticism of Joel Osteen
- The surprising results of Newsmax's poll on religious attitudes
- Pastor Jim Pace, Virginia Tech, and dealing with adversity
- The Osteens' words of encouragement for President Obama
- And more
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