Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren

Synopsis from B&N:  A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-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 important, prepare you for eternity.
My church has been going through this book via Sunday morning services and weekly small group meetings.  I read it before, when it first came out.

In the 40 chapters (designed to be read one a day for forty days), Pastor Warren covers the five purposes of our lives:

·         To worship

·         To be in a church community

·         To become more like Christ

·         To serve God through serving other believers

·         To share God’s love and salvation plan with the world

Having been raised in church and having a relationship with Jesus for all of my adult life, a  lot of what he says is basic and practical.  However, I know that I always appreciate the reminder.  Especially as I have a tendency to focus on one purpose (serving) that comes naturally and ignoring others (evangelism) that take more effort on my part.
It was a tune-up that was much needed. 

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