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NEWS: Joel Osteen Ministries Blogs About “The Power of A Half Hour”

The Power of A Half hour by Tommy Barnett is the topic on Joel Osteen Ministries blog.

Osteen writes, “As my friend, Tommy Barnett shares in his new book, The Power of a Half Hour thirty minutes can wreck or redeem a life. Think about all you can do in thirty minutes; have lunch, watch television, check Facebook, or work on your goals and dreams, get ahead, build a relationship, or grow with God. The time passes anyway. You decide if that time is used to help you get ahead or not.”

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Houston Post: Ryan & Josh Shook Rediscover ‘Firsthand’ Faith


Ryan and Josh Shook are profiled in the Houston Chronicle regarding their debut book Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own (March 19, 2013) and their personal struggles as  pastor’s kids to find a personal faith instead of copying that of their parents.

“You don’t have to be a pastor’s kid to find the faith that you had – or faked – for years doesn’t feel real anymore, they say. Ask most 20-somethings raised in a Christian home: They’ve gone through struggles and left the church, or like the Shooks, been forced to find a deeper understanding of Christianity,” writes the Houston Post.

Ryan and Josh Shook, along with their father Kerry, pastor of the Woodlands Church, will appear together at Lakewood Church in Houston on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 PM.