I definately enjoy reading this book. It has become a big part of my life next to the Bible itself of course. By God's blessing I came upon this book on my grandmother's bookshelf, I do not believe in coincidences, God meant for me to find it. Another example of God's Guidance is that my Girl, who was locked up for nearly 2 and half months, and still has other hurdles to jump, told me one day when we were able to talk on the phone that she was reading a lot and she said to me she was reading this book, I nearly fell out of my seat to her that cause I had never mentioned this book to her, what are the odds we'd be reading it at the same time, no coincidencees God is Good!!! Definately a must have must read work!!!
Souls have cried out. What is the meaning of life? Is that all there is? What is the reason to live?
In his life-changing book, The Purpose Driven Life, Pastor Rick Warren includes scriptures, life lessons, thoughts and practical ways we can apply God's Word to answer these questions.
If you are looking to be a man or a woman after God's heart. If in any way, you are looking to encourage yourself or another fellow with The Word of God (Believe me, nobody's to old or to Christian for that) -- Well, I've got three blessed words for you, my friend : Buy the book!
You'll rejoice having done so, because trust me, you'll want to read this over and over again! Well, at least, I plan to-- this book blessed and encouraged me in so many ways!
Pst Warren, God Bless you!
The Purpose Driven Life is more than Highly recommended!
IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT NOT BUYING THIS BOOK, PLEASE READ! After reading several negative reviews, in which I found some helpful and some disgusting, I thought it necessary to bring on my own testimony of this book. First of all, this book is NOT to be used as a manual for life, that is what THE BIBLE is for! Secondly, this book is definitely geared toward the Christian who already has a firm foundation in the Word, who already has an established relationship with the LORD, but who has perhaps grown weary of church-related obstacles and is looking for refocus on Christ. This book MAY NOT be for the nonbeliever looking for God, but then again, this book is NOT entitled, "How to Find God". That being said, this book as well as any other on the shelf, requires the reader to input his own biblical understanding into its meditation, with much prayer and much comparison to the actual text it claims to derive from: The Holy Bible. I agree that sometimes the various translations Warren chose did not "line up," but then how would I have known that unless I had my King James opened alongside Warren's book for constant comparison and study? That is why I recommend to not just read through this book blindly, but use this book as a tool for in-depth study of God's Word, and couple it with diligent prayer to find wonderful, enlightening results! The truths that Warren portrays in the book are familiar ones, yet sometimes the wearied Christian simply needs reminding of them! Warren uses biblical references several times on every page and this motivates the avid studier to search out God's Truth even more by looking it up himself, in the authoritative King James Version. I admit sometimes Warren's choice of translation veers away from the point, but Warren isn't perfect--it caused me to look it up myself, and guess what? God's Word IS perfect! And the result: me giving more of my time to the LORD in my reading, studying, praying, and proving out of His Word by utilizing the prompts I derived from the book. I am halfway through the book (I am taking it one chapter a day as the author suggests), and each day I am reminded of truths that I had somehow misplaced along the way--and each day I feel more thankful for this tool that daily points my focus back upon Christ. Now how could there be any wrong in that? This book has been a blessing to ME.
I have just begun reading this book and it is already helping me understand what the Lord wants FOR me. I am excited to learn from this Scripture based book. I know, God willing, I will reference it in years to come. A must have for any Christian and especially helpful for the new or returning Christian.