Usually there are a few people browsing in the book aisle at our local Barnes & Noble bookstore in Nassau County, but tonight was different. The store was buzzing with almost 600 fans of the “smiling preacher” Joel Osteen.
Instead of sitting at the table set up for him, Osteen decided to walk down the long line curling throughout the store and take a more personal approach. He greeted each person and signed every book that his fans had purchased in the days leading up to the book signing date. “He’s got an incredible aura and he’s so warm and friendly” said fans, many had been waiting most of the day to meet him in person. Osteen allowed photos while he was signing and guess what…he smiled alot! Most commented about his hip skinny jeans and wanted to know if his wife Victoria was traveling with him.
The new book, The Power Of I Am is filled with inspiring stores and optimistic high-minded quotes which encourage readers to think big, let go of negative thoughts and be grateful for everyday blessings. Obviously his spiritual message is resonating and his congregation and fan base has broadened and grown tremendously in the last few years. His books and tours often sell out, plus his weekly Sunday televised mass is watched all throughout the world.
For more information about Joel Osteen’s book signing dates- joelosteen.com/pages/BookSignings.aspx