Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you'll never be the same again.
On your journey you'll find the answers to 3 of life's most important questions:
Why am I alive?
Does my life matter?
What on earth am I here for?
Transform your life. Start your journey today.
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©1997 Rick Warren (P)2012 Zondervan
On the down-side this book sounds like a very long-winded sermon. It's very black and white and Rick often states opinion as fact...which he tries so very hard to justify by continually saying 'the bible says...' and in all honesty there were a fair few times when I felt instead like throwing the bible squarely back at Rick. In a nutshell, when Rick is on form he is undeniably correct and you wil find yourself at the very least actively nodding in agreement.On the other side, Rick can be infuriating to listen to. When he's right he's spot on...otherwide he's totally off the mark. There's no inbetween or grey. For example Rick states that we are 'slaves to God'..on number of occasions his use of language frustrated and even offended. Three stars though because there is a lot of good in this book....best taken in small doses.
This book is a life changer. I should have read this earlier in my life.
If you are going through the valley. .or if you need spiritual strength with honest tell it as it is scripture then listen to this. ..hard to hear at times but it's the truth! !
A must read this book. One if the best books I've read or listened to. Definitely going to buy a hard copy or kindle version for reference. one of those books you keep reading again. Great book
I'm sure that I am not going to say anything new about this book. It is a life changer, and eye-opener, a soul changer and a mind boggler!
If you were unsure about your purpose in life or were aimlessly wondering what the point is of life, if this book doesn't help you then, quite frankly, there is no hope and no point, so you may as well not bother anymore, but just carry on as is!
You don't have to listen to this in one sustained sitting, I would encourage you to do so though. Hear it all out first, then go back to the beginning, in preparation to starting your 40 day journey, one day at a time. It will change you for the better - if you commit to it - I sincerely believe that!
God will help you if you let Him. Your choice.
"Answers THAT question you always wanted to ask!"
Yes. It IS very much based on the Bible, but then, if you are looking at this book, you know Rick is a Pastor. As someone that had bad experiences in several churches growing up, and not a fan of God's "fan clubs" (what I call organized religious groups) - I REALLY enjoy Rick's books, podcasts and overall style. Even if you are not a believer in God, there are so many things in this book that are worth hearing and learning. We have to live with 7 billion others on this planet - there are so many gems in this book that are helpful to any human being.
Too many to list....I am listening to it again in fact....
I just LOVE his story-telling style - I think that is my favorite part - he makes learning FUN! He is humorous and down-to-earth. He's the kind of guy you would wanna sit on the porch with a drink a glass of iced tea. Not at all a typical "preacher."
Gosh, way too many to list. Way too many. So many good quotes (not just biblical either) and so many good insights based on common sense...I think that it made me see that life s worth living...which I didn't think it was before.
Give it a listen! Well worth your time!
"Eye Opening for me"
I went into this book based on a recommendation from a friend so I was unsure what to expect. I'm a Christian in every sense of the word and I wanted to find a way to better live my life. After listening to this book my eyes are as the title of my review suggests: Wide open. So many questions I've had were answered and by listening I realized that while I strive to be a good person, I do fall very far from hitting the perfect mark.
Rick does a great job of talking to you and not preaching to you. I think if you have someone telling you what you should do, how you should do it, and then back it all up with Scripture really goes a long way at helping people understand why something should be done. For me it was tithing. My parents did, I know lots of other people who do it, but I never really saw the reason to struggle even more financially by tithing. How wrong I have been.
He has a nice tone and very easy to listen to.
I think the big take away for me is knowing that even though I may not be perfect, I'm not really expected to be. I've learned that worship is very different from what I was taught worship was.
"Who are you an why are you here?"
This is one o the most inspiration and guiding books I have read to this point in my life. It's explains and expands our 5 purposes that God calls us to in life and 2 of the greatest hinders to that cause, envy and people pleasing.
My greatest takeaway from this book is that God is concerned about the motivation of our heart. Why are you doing the things we are doing? Is God truly at the center on my life?
I say honesty, He is not, but I am trying and the more I commit my actions for His glory the more I know that I become more like His son Jesus and conform to the life-giving purposes for my life.
Thank God, He is patient and kind, and thank God that Jesus died for me so that I can be free even while I was still his enemy and even in my imperfect character. So now, I can pay forward the great love that Christ gave freely to me. Glory to God, my Lord and Savior!
"It will change your life."
It is practical and easy to apply in my life.
The 7 habit's but more down to earth.
It was very emotional. I changed the way i think.
Please read this book.
"A MUST READ FOR CHRISTIANS"
I started this book as a kickstart to the new year. Thte first couple of chapters are a little slow but I'm so hsappy that I stuck with it. By the middle of the book, I could hardly put itt down. I really liked the points to ponder and thet reflection questions. This book helped me realign my life with what God wants for it and heped me focus on the important work of building my life around eternity rather than the here and now. GREAT READ!
"Very well reasoned and contagiuos, with big bias"
The preaches are very nicely achived, and very well founded. The narrative and the passion of Rick is contagious. But I didn't like that at certain point of the book, little by little, it hints that the purpose of everyone's life is to live in the church, by the church and for the church. The book doesn't show a way to find your purpose, it tries to convince you that everyone 's purpose is the church.
The book inspires to take action and fix several flaws you may have in your path for a more spiritual christian life.
I've enjoyed listening to this book because while it is intended to be read/listened to in 40 days, it's easy to pick back up if you break the pattern. Rick Warren does a good job of explaining his ideas with analogies and short sayings that are easy to remember.
"Build A Firm Foundation"
A friend shared this book with me and I immediately knew that I could benefit from the basic knowledge that was being offered up. I will definitely be revisiting it at least biannually to ensure that my light stays focused on what really matters in life.
This book is filled with powerful, yet practical advice and it is backed by scripture.
"5 Purposes for every person in life"
This lays out 5 in detail purposes that every individual was put on this earth for. This 40 day challenge will enhance and build your faith and as you put these purposes into practice you will begin to reap the rewards of what you are sowing. I strongly recommend this for any pastor or leader involved with ministry.
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