In this remarkable best-seller, Rick Warren will help you understand God's purpose and plan for your life so that you can learn to live the life for which you were created. The book is divided into forty short chapters so that it can either be read as a personal devotional or studied in a small group setting. Don't let yourself or your family and friends go without this life-transforming book!
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The #1 international bestseller! This 40-day spiritual journey will help you understand why you are alive and Gods amazing plan for you both now and for eternity. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and Christian Book of the Year Award.
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Pastor of Saddleback Church, a Southern Baptist mega-church in southern
California with weekly attendance of more than 15,000, Warren now applies his
highly successful "purpose-driven" framework, developed in the best-seller The
Purpose-Driven Church, to individual experience. The same principles Warren
has taught to thousands of pastors to help churches be healthy and effective
can also drive lives, he says. The book argues that discerning and living five
God-ordained purposes-worship, community, discipleship, ministry and
evangelism-is key to effective living. His 40 short chapters are intended to
be read over 40 days' time, giving readers small pieces of his
purpose-discovering program to chew on. Warren certainly knows his Bible. Of
800-plus footnotes, only 18 don't refer to Christian Scripture. He
deliberately works with 15 different Bible translations, leaning heavily on
contemporary translations and paraphrases, as an interesting way of plumbing
biblical text. The almost exclusively biblical frame of reference stakes out
the audience niche for this manual for Christian living. It's practical yet
paradoxically abstract, lacking the kind of real-life examples and stories
that life-application books usually provide in abundance. The book has flaws
editing might have fixed. People are quoted without being identified, and
subheads simply repeat lines of text, which tends to make the prose sound too
simple. This book is not for all, but for those needing a certain kind of
scriptural rock, it is solid. (Oct.) Forecast: Warren's The Purpose-Driven
Church has sold more than a million copies for Zondervan, and has spawned a
whole ministry as churches try to implement its principles for growth. Expect
high sales for this long-awaited follow-up, which has an initial print run of
just over 500,000 copies. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Timeless...Profound...Compelling...Transforming... Bruce Wilkinson, Author, The Prayer of Jabez
This book will guide you to greatnessthrough living the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Make sure youre not missing the point of your liferead this book! Billy and Franklin Graham
Destined to be a classic on the Christian life, I predict The Purpose-Driven Life will become the My Utmost for His Highest of the 21st century. Timeless, profound, compelling, and transforming, this book is a priceless gift for everyone who wants to know their purpose and fulfill their destiny. As The Purpose-Driven Church has had the most profound impact on the church worldwide of any book in this generation, Rick Warrens new, groundbreaking manifesto will set millions of people free to live the lives God intended for us on earth. This is the book weve all been waiting for! Bruce Wilkinson, Author, The Prayer of Jabez
If you only read one book on what life is all aboutmake it this one! Rick Warren is absolutely brilliant at explaining our real purpose in the world and making the complex understandable. Read this book, then give it to everyone you care about. It is life-changing. Believe me, youll never be the same after reading this! What a gift! Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for Christ "
Once in a generation a book comes along that explains it all in a way that makes us say finally I get it! Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, has given us the book that is easily the Mere Christianity of its time.
I dont know about you, but questions like What on earth am I here for? and Whats it all about? were the ones on my mind for years before I finally met my Maker and thankful I didnt have to wait for the last minute to do it! Drawing upon his years in ministry with thousands of people, Rick has learned that these questions are basic to all of us, in every generation. And he offers answers in words and concepts that we all can understand. Peggy Matthews-Rose, Christian Book Previews.com
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