This is Pastor Joel Osteen's first book; Mr Osteen is the Pastor of America's largest growing church, Lakewood in Houston, Tx.
This book takes us through a program of seven life changing processes to improve the darkest thoughts, the negative approaches, and basically fills you with a respect for life.
No matter your troubles you will always see a positive ending, remember life was not meant to be a party and one with no troubles, but it's having a positive approach that makes all the difference. There is no doubt in my mind we make our own luck in this world. What I mean by that is, if you expect the worst and negative things to happen they will, if you expect to be triumphant throughout life then no matter what you are faced with, things happen for a reason and you will win through in the end.
Change your mindset and read this book, this book is better than any self-help manual out there.
Now, there are some misery guts still living in the 18th century who will tell you "this is not God's will", well God's will is to enjoy life and be rich and fulfilling in all you do, that doesn't mean necessarily an accumulation of wealth, what it means is enjoy your life no matter what you do.
Some of Pastor Osteen's approaches do go a little OTT, I mean he thinks we should probably be smiling all day everyday, holding our bibles, skipping down the street singing "everything is beautiful in its own way", of course real life is not like that. Real life knows how to approach your difficulties and practical ways of problem solving. Joel Osteen provides a means to do just that.
It's the only self-help manual you will need, and read several times.