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Publisher's Summary

Dodie Osteen, mother of Joel Osteen, gives listeners a personal account of her extraordinary life and shares what she has learned about love, faith, and family.

As the wife of 44 years to the late Pastor John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church, Dodie Osteen stood as a wife, mother, and first lady of the church, even when life felt anything but steady. Today, she continues to stand by her son, Pastor Joel Osteen, and the rest of their family as they lead Lakewood. In this revealing memoir, Dodie shares that her path, though glorious, has not always been easy. She shows an intimate look at such life-altering experiences as contracting polio as a child, raising five children, battling cancer, and losing her husband, all with the beautiful heart and sense of humor she displays to thousands at Lakewood and nationwide at Night of Hope events. While recounting her journey, Dodie offers listeners meaningful life lessons applicable to their own lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Dodie Osteen (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Amazing

This book is so inspiring the sweetness, Grace and love of Jesus comes alive through the stories and the voice of Dodie!

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Awesome

I can see where Joel gets his talent. She has a beautiful speaking voice,
A strong faith and seems very down to earth. I really enjoyed listening to this heart felt book.

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So Blessed

Miss Dodie, you are an amazing, awesome, adorable and beautiful Godly woman. I was so blessed by your journey in this life. Thank you for sharing your ups and downs. I laughed and cried countless times. You truly have lived a blessed life. I love you and may God continue to bless you and all of your family.

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Godly Perspective

Example of how to live a good Christian life for those of us who didn't have that type of upbringing. Highly recommend it.

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A Must Read to feel inspired

She brings you into her life with tenderness and authenticity. You will feel inspired by her strength and to have a closer walk with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

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love this book!

So glad I took the time to listen to this book loved it alot ,

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Beautiful

This book was book was beautiful. A book everyone should read!! And amazing insight on the true blessings God can and will provide.

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Wonderful!

I love your book. All of us have a story, thank you Dodie for sharing yours. Such an encouragement and in your writing, we can see your heart. In that I see Jesus!
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Thank You So Much!

I LOVED this book and was so blessed by hearing it in Dodie's own voice. Thank you for having the courage to share such intimate details about you and your family's challenges and miracles! I truly feel as though you are an extension of my own family (Christian Family). I watch Joel & now Victoria every morning and am so blessed by what John started so long ago. It was nice to get to know more about John and all of you. Your entire family is so inspirational and bring a bright light into our troubled world. Please keep it up and do not grow weary in doing good.

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Her story needs to be heard!

Everyone needs encouragement and hope at some point. Dodie's message is just in time.! I have already played the last chapter multiple times. Thank you for sharing with us!

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Love the Osteens

Really enjoy all of their books. Recommend this one, a real feel good read, enjoyed it a lot

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  • 08-01-16

Powerful, Honest, Touching, Inspiring

What did you like most about If My Heart Could Talk?

It is a real vivid account of faith in Jesus Christ and a revealing look into some of the stories about one of the most effective,successful and influential Christian families of all time. Gives much context and background to the people behind the great Lakewood Church.

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Great Book!

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  • 07-04-16

Inspirational

I enjoyed the honesty in this book and have been encouraged in my walk with God.