The I Factor // REVIEW

I've never been one to shy away from "self-help" or "self-improvement" types of books, so this one caught my eye. The subtitle is "how building a great relationship with yourself is the key to a happy successful life" but it was other positive reviews that actually sold me on this one. As soon as I got it, though, I read that the author was on Joel Osteen's board, and I had a feeling I wouldn't end up enjoying this one as much. I was right. It reads very much in line with the "prosperity gospel" themes, with a lot of that same language. It did have a lot of Scripture included and was clearly a faith-based book, but much more so in the "you can be successful if you just love yourself!" kind of way than a "strength comes from the LORD" kind of way. I didn't really like this one much at all, but could see people who are more encouraged by motivational speakers or "success" language getting good advice out of this one. Just not the style that really encourages or motivates me at all.

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