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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 HudsonFrom the Back Cover:
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, with over 3 million sold, now available in a large print edition
The Purpose-DrivenÆ 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.
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Book Description Zondervan, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0310264138
Book Description Zondervan, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0310264138
Book Description Zondervan. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0310264138 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0081578