The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand the purpose of your life. As one of the best-selling nonfiction books in history, with more than 34 million copies sold, and more than 70 translations available, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the roadmap for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life. "Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people - from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates - meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.” -Time In The Purpose Driven Life you'll find the answers to three of life's most important questions: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive? The Question of Significance: Does my life matter? The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond survival or success to a life of significance - the life you were meant to live. You will discover the five benefits of knowing your purpose: It will explain the meaning of your life. It will simplify your life. It will focus your life. It will increase your motivation. It will prepare you for eternity. The Purpose Driven Life is designed to be read in 42 short chapters that will inspire you to stop and realize how God uniquely designed you for a purpose only you can fulfill. It also includes links to 3-minute video introductions to each chapter and a 30 to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter. There are also appendixes including questions for further study and additional resources. Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live - here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how. The Purpose Driven Life is available in audio book, ebook, softcover, and hardcover editions. Also available: The Purpose Driven Life video study and study guide, journal, devotional, book for kids, book for churches, Spanish edition, Large Print edition, and more.
Available for the first time, and based on the 40-day spiritual journey that made The Purpose Driven Life a #1 New York Times bestseller, Rick Warren is your guide through this enhanced print version of The Purpose Driven Life, complete with links to videos by Warren himself. A blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century, Warren now offers his classic words of hope utilizing 21st century video technology for a whole new level of learning and engagement. Read, ponder, hear, and see Warren as he helps you discover the answer to life's fundamental question: What on earth am I here for? This enhanced print version of The Purpose Driven Life will help you live out God's purpose: reducing your stress, focusing your energy, simplifying your decisions, giving meaning to your life, and, most importantly, preparing you for eternity. It's a fresh way to interact with a treasured book of hope that has touched millions of hearts and minds all over the world.
The perfect companion to The Purpose Driven Life---the international bestseller translated into over 85 languages---The Purpose Driven Life Journal features Scriptures and quotes by Rick Warren, plus space to record reflections, prayers, and goals while seeking God's plans for your life.
SYNOPSIS OF THE ORIGINAL BOOK: "The Purpose Driven Life" is one of those books everyone should read, and in fact, it became the bedside book of those who found in it, the answers to many of their existential questions. It is a species of spiritual guide which leads the reader to giving their life a different meaning. Through guided reflection during spiritual sessions, you get to understand they why of existence, the significance of life and the purpose of living, concepts which drive through the journey of that life which everyone is destined to live, beyond mere subsistence.
10 years ago, Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life, which became the bestselling hardback non-fiction book in history, and is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible. PDL has inspired and changed tens of millions of lives ... more than any modern book. NOW, Rick has updated and expanded the book with new chapters on the greatest barriers to living your purpose, plus 42 video introductions to each chapter theme, and 42 additional audio messages that go deeper into each chapter. He has also created a new small group curriculum and new sermon series for pastors, and new follow-up events to conserve the evangelistic and discipleship results you will experience. In the original 40 Days of Purpose campaign, churches averaged 28% growth in attendance, and over 100% growth in small group Bible study! People WANT to know their purpose in life! The Purpose Driven Life will enable a new generation in your church to discover God's purposes for their lives and empower your church with a fresh new wind of hope, joy, and vitality! Amazon.com Review 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 Hudson From Publishers Weekly 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. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A Six-session Video-based Study for Groups Or Individuals
Author: Rick Warren
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. Throughout this six-session video-based study taught by Rick Warren you are going to discover the answer to lifeÆs fundamental question: "What on earth am I here for?"And here's a clue to the answer: "It's not about you ... You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end.ÖThe Purpose Driven« Life DVD Study Guide is designed to be used with The Purpose Driven Life« DVD. Whether you are going to experience this adventure with a small group or on your own, this six-session video-based study will change your life.This study has been used by over four million people during the 40 Days of Purpose Campaigns in churches all over the world. When combined with the reading of The Purpose Driven Life, the book Publishers Weekly declared the Ôbestselling nonfiction hardback in historyÖ this study will give your small group the opportunity to discuss the implications and applications of living the life God created you to live.
In this six-session small group bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), What On Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren helps users discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: "What on earth am I here for?" This is the official study companion for The Purpose Driven Life and is designed for use with the DVD. You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. Throughout this six-session video-based study you are going to discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: "What on earth am I hear for?" And here's a clue to the answer: "It's not about you...You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Whether you are going to experience this adventure with a small group or on your own, this study will change your life. When combined with the reading of The Purpose Driven Life, this study will give you and your small group the opportunity to discuss the implications and applications of living the life God created you to live. Sessions include: You Matter to God You Were Planned for God's Pleasure You Were Formed for God's Family You Were Created to Become Like Christ You Were Shaped to Serve God You Were Made for a Mission Designed for use with the What Am I Here For? Video Study (sold separately).