As of 2015, Joel Osteen has written over a dozen books, including "Your Best Life Now," "Become a Better You," "It's Your Time," "Every Day a Friday," "I Declare" and "Break Out," which have all been number one national bestsellers. Osteen, who is the senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church, also wrote "Living in Favor, Abundance and Joy," "Hope for Today Bible," "Good, Better, Blessed," "Power Over Your Enemy," "All Things New," "Becoming a Man of Unwavering Faith" and "The Christmas Spirit," along with several others.
In 2004, Osteen's first book, "Your Best Life Now," debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list and quickly rose to the top spot and remained on the list for more than 200 weeks. In October 2014, his latest book, "You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner," made its debut at number one on the New York Times list.
In 2011, Osteen signed a multiple-book deal with Hachette Book Group’s FaithWords imprint, Publishers Weekly reports. Hachette published Osteen’s first book, "Your Best Life Now," and has sold more than eight million copies. Simon & Schuster has also published several of his previous books, including "Become a Better You," which was the largest first printing (2.5 million copies) for a non-fiction book in Simon & Schuster's history.