|"Only you can be you. God designed each of us so that there would be no duplication in the world," Warren writes. "No one has the exact same mix of factors that make you unique. That means no one else on earth will ever be able to play the role God planned for you. If you don't make your unique contribution to the body of Christ, it won't be made."
The fifth reason God created you is for a mission. Christians must define their individual life purposes according to God's direction. Warren says God wants believers to balance their lives and to gain a heart for the whole world.
"God is at work in the world, and he wants you to join him. This assignment is called your mission," Warren says. "God wants you to have both a ministry in the body of Christ and a mission in the world. Your ministry is your service to believers, and your mission is your service to unbelievers."
Warren, along with his wife, Kay, started Saddleback in their home in 1980 with one other family. The church, based in Lake Forest, Calif., averages 16,000 attenders each weekend.
During the past seven years, more than 9,200 new believers have been baptized at Saddleback. The church has also started 34 daughter churches and sent more than 4,000 of its members on mission projects around the world.
Warren has been called the inventor of the perpetual revival because of his concept of the Purpose Driven Church. More than 250,000 pastors and church leaders from more than 125 countries have attended Warren's Purpose Driven Church seminars.
His book, The Purpose Driven Church, addresses church health and has sold more than 1 million copies in 20 languages since its release in 1995. It is used as a textbook in many seminaries and was selected as one of the 100 Christian Books That Changed the 20th Century.
Bruce Wilkinson, author of The New York Times best-seller, "The Prayer of Jabez," describes Warren's latest book as destined to be a classic about the Christian life.
"I predict 'The Purpose Driven Life' will become the 'My Utmost for His Highest' [by Oswald Chambers] of the 21st century," he says. "Timeless, profound, compelling and transforming, this book is a priceless gift for everyone who wants to know their purpose and fulfill their destiny. Just as 'The Purpose Driven Church' has had the most profound impact on the church worldwide of any book in this generation, Rick Warren's new, groundbreaking manifesto will set millions of people free to live the lives God intended."