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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (Large Print)
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A groundbreaking manifesto on the meaning of life
The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God?s purposes for putting us on earth.
The Purpose-Driven Life takes the groundbreaking message of the award-winning Purpose-Driven Church and goes deeper, applying it to the lifestyle of individual Christians. This book helps readers understand God?s incredible plan for their lives. Warren enables them to see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God created them to live.
The Purpose-Driven Life is a manifesto for Christian living in the 21st century a lifestyle based on eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using biblical stories and letting the Bible speak for itself, Warren clearly explains God?s 5 purposes for each of us:
We were planned for God?s pleasure — experience real worship.
We were formed for God?s family — enjoy real fellowship.
We were created to become like Christ — learn real discipleship.
We were shaped for serving God — practice real ministry.
We were made for a mission — live out real evangelism.
This long-anticipated book is the life-message of Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church. Written in a captivating devotional style, the book is divided into 40 short chapters that can be read as a daily devotional, studied by small groups, and used by churches participating in the nationwide 40 Days of Purpose campaign, Fall, 2002.
?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 Warren?s new, groundbreaking manifesto will set millions of people free to live the lives God intended for us on earth. This is the book we?ve all been waiting for!? Bruce Wilkinson, Author, The Prayer of Jabez
?If you only read one book on what life is all about — make 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, you?ll never be the same after reading this!? Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for Christ
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, with over 3 million sold, now available in a large print edition
The Purpose Driven(R) Life is a blueprint for a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Well-grounded in Scripture, it offers fresh insights on worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism.
This is a book of hope and challenge you will read and re-read.
Another Landmark Book by Rick Warren. You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever! Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and his reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you-both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity. The Purpose-DrivenT Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century-a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about. This is a book of hope and challenge that you will read and re-read, and it will be a classic treasured by generations to come.
What "level of living" are you reaching for? Survival, success — or significance?
Rick Warren believes God created you for a life of tremendous significance. One with a mission that fills you with energy, confidence, and satisfaction. A life with direction and impact for God's kingdom. A purpose-driven life.
In The Purpose-Driven Life, the author of the phenomenally popular Purpose-Driven Church uncovers seven essentials for understanding and fulfilling your God-given life mission:
Prioritize your values
Understand your strengths
Resolve to fulfill your mission
Prayerfully create a mission statement
Organize your time
Strengthen skills, habits, and relationships
Warren takes you inside this acronym for an empowering, in-depth look at why you're here... what to do about it... and whom to do it with. You'll discover the incredible potential God has planted within you. You'll learn how to nurture that potential to robust fruition, drawing strength from healthy relationships with God and those around you. And you'll gain insights for protecting your dreams and pursuits from the destructive effects of envy, failure, and other purpose-poisoners.
The Purpose-Driven Life is full of assurance that you're always within God's capacity to begin a good work in you — and to complete it. "God has a plan and mission for you", says Rick Warren. "If you'll focus on him, he will do an amazing thing with the rest of your life".
About the Author
Dr. Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church, one of America's largest congregations. Warren also founded Pastors.com, an online community for ministers on the Internet and has over 60,000 pastors worldwide subscribe to his free, weekly email newsletter.
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