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The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

The Purpose Driven Life

by Rick Warren

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  April44 | Feb 7, 2016 |
I didn't hate or like this book. It was ok. It had some good points but nothing that I can tell would make it so profound. I was extremely annoyed that the author did not list his scripture references within the text. The ending was the best part of the book. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
The author does make some good points about living for God's purposes. But it's rather hyped, and his confusing use of dozens of different Bible versions leads to some verses being taken right out of context. I don't like his self-promotion (we keep being encouraged to read more of his books) or the mega-church image that his church ('Saddleback' in the USA) promotes.

But still, there's some good stuff here and there, in amongst the hype and confusion. A few thought-provoking chapters and some excellent points about worship being all we do for God, not just a few songs on a Sunday morning. Could be useful for someone who's been going to church for years but has little idea why, or even for someone wanting to know more about what Christianity means. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Simple yet life changing, a wonderful book ( )
  oel_3 | Jan 17, 2016 |
A friend in another state and I did this book as a Bible Study where we mailed our comments, answers and questions to each other. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
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"This book is dedicated to you. Before you were born, God planned this moment in your life. It is no accident that you are holding this book. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live-here on earth, and forever in eternity. 'It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ,...he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:2 (Msg)' I am grateful to the hundreds of writers and teachers, both classical and contemporary, who have shaped my life and helped me learn these truths. I thank God and you for the privilege of sharing them with you."
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"This is more than a book; it is a guide to a 40-day spiritual journey that will enable you to discover the answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for?"
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0310205719, Hardcover)

The spiritual premise in The Purpose-Driven Life is that there are no accidents---God planned everything and everyone. Therefore, every human has a divine purpose, according to God's master plan. Like a twist on John F. Kennedy's famous inaugural address, this book could be summed up like this: "So my fellow Christians, ask not what God can do for your life plan, ask what your life can do for God's plan." Those who are looking for advice on finding one's calling through career choice, creative expression, or any form of self-discovery should go elsewhere. This is not about self-exploration; it is about purposeful devotion to a Christian God. The book is set up to be a 40-day immersion plan, recognizing that the Bible favors the number 40 as a "spiritually significant time," according to author Rick Warren, the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, touted as one of the nation largest congregations. Warren's hope is that readers will "interact" with the 40 chapters, reading them one day at a time, with extensive underlining and writing in the margins. As an inspirational manifesto for creating a more worshipful, church-driven life, this book delivers. Every page is laden with references to scripture or dogma. But it does not do much to address the challenges of modern Christian living, with its competing material, professional, and financial distractions. Nonetheless, this is probably an excellent resource for devout Christians who crave a jumpstart back to worshipfulness. --Gail Hudson

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Offers spiritual fulfillment through an understanding of God's plan for a meaningful life.

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