The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand and live out the purpose of your life. Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he uniquely created you to live--here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how. As one of the bestselling nonfiction books in history, with more than 35 million copies sold, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the road map for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life. Designed to be read in 42 days, each chapter provides a daily meditation and practical steps to help you discover and live out your purpose, starting with exploring three of life's most pressing 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? The book also includes links to 3-minute video introductions and a 30- to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter. Plus questions for further study and additional resources. The Purpose Driven Life is available in audiobook, 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.

Author ,
Isbn 0310329337
Genre Religion
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 368
Language English
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Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Rick Warren believers that in order for a church to be healthy if must become a purpose driven church by Jesus. Now the founding pastor of Saddleback Church shares a proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to grow. . .- Warmer through fellowship - Deeper through discipleship - Stronger through worship - Broader through ministry - Larger through evangelism. Discover the same practical insights and principles for growing a healthy church that Rick has taught in seminars to over 22,000 pastors and church leaders from sixty denominations and forty-two countries. The Purpose Driven Church® shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people-building process. Warren says, "If you will concentrate on building people, God will build the church."

Author Rick Warren
Isbn 0310294088
Genre Religion
Year 2007-09-04
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

Based on the same proven wisdom that has touched millions of adult lives, these engaging devotions by pastor Rick Warren are written especially for children, leaping off the page with vibrant, eye-catching illustrations that help little ones understand God’s amazing plan for them. The Purpose Driven Life 100 Illustrated Devotions for Children takes all the wisdom found throughout pastor Rick Warren’s life-changing bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life, and turns them into devotions that speak directly to the daily challenges kids face. Paired with Scripture passages and illustrations, even the youngest girls and boys will find the hope and faith they need to grow confident of their value in God. Pastor Rick Warren wants kids to know: “You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. You were made to last forever!” Discover God’s Amazing Plan for YOU! The Purpose Driven Life 100 Illustrated Devotions for Children: Provides relevant devotions and Scripture passages that speak directly to the daily challenges kids face Gives real-world applications for young girls and boys to begin discovering their purpose Features content adapted from the #1 international bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life Is written especially for kids ages 4-8 to grow confident of their value in God Is a perfect gift for birthdays and First Communions; as well as ideal for summer reading, kindergarten, preschool, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms, Sunday school, daycare, and homeschooling

Author Rick Warren
Isbn 0310766885
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-04-02
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Sapiens Editorial
Isbn 3962552448
Genre Self-Help
Year 2017-09-13
Pages 42
Language English
File format PDF

From the author of the bestselling The Purpose Driven Life comes a beautiful, heartfelt reflection on the purpose of Christmas—God's greatest gift to us. In this beautiful holiday keepsake, Rick Warren, the bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life, expounds on the profound origins of Christmas and shows how we can welcome the season of peace into our lives. In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Pastor Rick Warren sounds the clarion call to “remember the reason for the season,” taking us on a journey back in time to the most wonderful story of all—the birth of the baby Jesus. Regardless of your background, religion, or circumstances, Christmas is the best news you can ever receive. Now through stirring imagery and compelling personal insights, The Purpose of Christmas honors the significance and promise of this cherished holiday. Pastor Warren encourages you to identify and confront what drains peace from your life. He explains that the way to respond to these “peace-robbers” is to learn how to surrender to God’s will and not feel defeated or discouraged when life does not go as planned. True peace of mind is found by having unshakeable faith—knowing that God will guide you through life’s challenges. Gorgeously written, The Purpose of Christmas will exhilarate you to honor the true significance of Christmas and to nurture God’s gifts of love and peace in this world.

Author Rick Warren
Isbn 1439150273
Genre Religion
Year 2008-11-04
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

What does it take to...Become more loving?Live more peacefully?Develop patience? Have self-control?“In the years I have been a pastor,” writes Rick Warren, “the number-one question I’m asked is, ‘Rick, why can’t I change?’” People want to change—but they’re stuck.Do you want to get unstuck? Here’s how.Drawing simple but powerful truths from the Bible, this book gives you practical guidance for specific types of change, and it links you up with the power to actually make the changes you long to make.As you apply the truth of God’s Word by the power of his Spirit, your life will change. You’ll move out of your rut—and get on track with God’s wonderful purposes for your life.

Author Rick Warren
Isbn 0310296269
Genre Religion
Year 2008-09-09
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Tap into the secrets of what makes you who you are--passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts--and you'll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment. Rick Warren's bestselling book The Purpose Driven® Life describes God's five purposes for every Christian. Now Erik Rees helps you discover God's unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvelously unique for a reason. In this eye-opening, empowering, and liberating book, Rees shows you how to uncover God's most powerful and effective means of advancing his kingdom on earth: your own irreplaceable, richly detailed personal design. Filled with Scripture and real-life stories, S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering your personal blend of: Spiritual Gifts: A set of special abilities that God has given you to share his love and serve others. Heart: The special passions God has given you so that you can glorify him on earth. Abilities: The set of talents God gave you when you were born, which he also wants you to use to make an impact for him. Personality: The special way God wired you to navigate life and fulfill your unique Kingdom Purpose. Experiences: Those parts of your past, both positive and painful, which God intends to use in great ways. In addition, this inspiring guidebook utilizes the purpose of ministry outlined in The Purpose Driven Life to give you the tools to: Unlock your God-given potential Uncover your specific Kingdom Purpose Unfold a kingdom plan for your life It's all here: insights that can change the way you look at yourself and how you live your life and practical guidance for applying them. Discover how to apply your amazing array of personal attributes in ways that bring confidence, freedom, clarity, and significance that can only come from your Creator.

Author Erik Rees
Isbn 0310565979
Genre Religion
Year 2006-08-22
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories. 50 People Every Christian Should Know gives a glimpse into the lives of such people as Charles H. Spurgeon, G. Campbell Morgan, A. W. Tozer, Fanny Crosby, Amy Carmichael, Jonathan Edwards, James Hudson Taylor, and many more. Combining the stories of fifty of these faithful men and women, beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe offers today's readers inspiration and encouragement in life's uncertain journey.

Author Warren W. Wiersbe
Isbn 9781441204004
Genre Religion
Year 2009-04-01
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to make us like the Son of God.”—Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven® Life You were created to become like Christ. This is one of the five God-ordained purposes for your life described in The Purpose Driven® Life by Rick Warren, and it’s why studying the Bible is so important. The Bible’s truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter him in the Scriptures. This easy-to-understand book shows you how to study the Bible Rick Warren’s way. It gives you not just one, but twelve methods for exploring the riches of God’s Word. At least one of them is exactly what you’re looking for—an approach that’s right for you, right where you’re at. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the how-tos of the following methods: • Devotional • Chapter Summary • Character Quality • Thematic • Biographical • Topical • Word Study • Book Background • Book Survey • Chapter Analysis • Book Synthesis • Verse Analysis Thousands of individuals, small groups, churches, and seminary classes have used this practical manual to unlock the wonderful truths of Scripture. You can too. Written by America’s pastor, Rick Warren, Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods will help you develop a customized approach to studying, understanding, and applying the Bible.

Author Rick Warren
Isbn 0310565952
Genre Religion
Year 2009-05-18
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Purpose Driven Life tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Rick Warren’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Key scripture and inspirational quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren: With forty chapters devoted to forty days, Rick Warren’s bestselling The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? guides readers toward discovering their life’s purpose through a Christ-centered approach. Being successful and living out your purpose don’t always go hand in hand. Rick Warren’s wildly popular and life-changing book offers a transformational learning experience to help us become what God created us to be and live the lives we were meant to live. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Author Worth Books
Isbn 1504044266
Genre Religion
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 30
Language English
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How Does an Atheist Respond to the Question, What Is the Purpose of Life? For a Christian, it is faith that gives their life purpose. In his best-selling book The Purpose Driven™ Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren says, “You must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.” But as a non-believer, your purpose resides in yourself; it is yours alone to discover and develop. It’s about choosing to live your own life for your own reasons. No one can dictate your purpose. You decide. This book will help you understand and appreciate why freely choosing to help and cooperate with others is the true path to finding purpose. Life does not need purpose: Purpose needs life. To punctuate this point, The Good Atheist includes inspiring biographies of humanity’s true heroes—men and women who did not waste their lives as slaves to a God, but rather found purpose in enhancing life on this Earth for all of us.

Author Dan Barker
Isbn 1569758824
Genre Religion
Year 2011-01-25
Pages 240
Language English
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They were mostly inexperienced campers, “raising their hands” to take a big risk, exchanging their comfortable lives for a difficult week of mountaineering. Over 135 college students and alumni tell stories and share memories of teamwork and testing, disappointment and triumph. They pushed their limits, believed in themselves, and took time for personal reflection. Sometimes pain -- sore muscles, altitude sickness, and frozen toes -- seemed insurmountable. Yet in memory, overcoming physical challenges remains a source of great satisfaction. Persisting when they most want to quit teaches young people to think big. Exhaustion and discomfort can be dispelled by camaraderie and humility. In their futures, finding solutions to tough problems will require truly exceptional leadership. Whether they are called to lead, asked to lead, or forced to lead, all who dared those summits will be better prepared to meet any challenge they will face.

Author Jerry Barker, Ed.D.
Isbn 1483414663
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2014-08-28
Pages N.A
Language English
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The authors examine the best-selling books of the past 16 years, exploring common thematic threads that resonate with American readers.

Author John Heath,Lisa Adams
Isbn 1402224702
Genre Best sellers
Year 2007-09-01
Pages 354
Language English
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What do picking up a prostitute, searching for Batman, throwing away $3,200, and watching a man punch through bulletproof glass have to do with the worship of a Holy God? Not much . . . and yet, all of these experiences help illustrate various truths about worship. Journey of a Worshiper explores matters of faith and leadership within the church, especially related to leading worship. Kenneth explores issues of theology while remaining grounded in practical, everyday concerns. Packed with stories and Biblical truth: Explore what God-honoring, biblical worship looks like, Explore how worship can be crippled or even wasted by the choices we make, Explore how biblical worship extends beyond Sunday mornings. Worship is not about what you get, but about what you give. Its not about what you can pull out of it, but what you can put into it. Worship is not about you, but all about God. Whether youre the lead pastor, worship pastor, part of the worship team, an active participant in worship, or you just want to know more about Christian worship, Journey of a Worshiper will be a light on your own journey of worship.

Author Kenneth J. Spiller
Isbn 1512739073
Genre Religion
Year 2016-04-22
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Now, you can find the happiness you want and live “the good life” you deserve by applying the helpful information in Happiness For Dummies, the ultimate guide to achieving bliss! You’ll discover proven techniques for living a meaningful, healthy, and productive life no matter what your life circumstances happen to be. Positive concepts and techniques will help you change key behaviors, foster good habits, and be in sync with your surroundings. This helpful guide will give you the chance to assess your happiness and understand what it means to be happy at each stage of self-actualization. You’ll learn why having positive emotions can improve your health and well-being. And, you will find out what happiness isn’t and how to avoid confusing happiness with culturally valued outcomes like wealth, power, and success. Pursue what you want, seize the day, find benefits in life’s challenges, and live a coherent lifestyle. Find out how to: Assess your current capacity for happiness Live the life that you want Overcome common obstacles to happiness Identify your strengths and virtues Improve your emotional and spiritual life Create meaningful social ties and learn to be alone Find the silver lining Complete with lists of ten ways to raise a happy child, ten common roadblocks to happiness, and ten personal habits to foster happiness, Happiness For Dummies is your one-stop, easy-to-follow guide to being happy and living your best life.

Author W. Doyle Gentry
Isbn 0470507675
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-02-23
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

This book briefly characterizes the many different ways Christianity is currently understood and practiced. These include approaches that center primarily on beliefs and doctrine, those that focus on the support of personal wellbeing, versions of Christianity that nurture special kinds of community in response to particular group identities, those that give attention to Christians' role in society, and those that offer different ways of thinking about the role and function of the church. Long then considers how these traditions relate to each other in both ecumenical and interfaith encounters. He concludes by developing a theological foundation for recognizing and celebrating what is valuable in each of these many diverse approaches. Written primarily as a resources for adult education groups in parish settings, this book will also be of interest to professionals, scholars, and lay readers alike. It considers the strengths and possible limitations of each approach and the challenges that all Christians confront in facing the future.

Author Edward LeRoy Long
Isbn 1625643713
Genre Religion
Year 2014-03-17
Pages 104
Language English
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"Have you ever wondered, ""Why am I here? What's gone wrong with the world? What is the answer? How will it all end? What do I have to do to know God?"" What's God up to on Planet Earth? offers a no-strings-attached presentation of the Christian message written for those who are seeking answers to questions like these.Mark Keown gives a compelling vision of a loving God whose desire is the restoration of the whole world. The book focuses on the individual person and how he or she fits into this inspiring vision. It is a must-read for those seeking to understand the Christian faith more. "

Author Mark J. Keown
Isbn 1610971329
Genre Religion
Year 2011-05-07
Pages 160
Language English
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The Existence of God can be a challenging topic when brought up between theists and non-theists. Even so, there is much productive discussion to be had on the subject when people of differing perspectives meet. The Xing (The Crossing) paints a portrait of six different encounters between persons of different professional backgrounds. In these chance meetings, the professionals will present their varying points of view. It seeks to highlight what most will think about, but few are willing to talk about: the question of Gods existence. This exploration occurs through a variety of scenarios. A professor, through unforeseen circumstances, meets a mechanic. A lawyer speaks to his client, who is a truck driver. A neurosurgeon talks with his IT, and so on. Throughout their exchanges, a wide range of topics will be brought up. The inspiration for this novel comes from the Book of Job, in which Job debates with his friends over Gods involvement in times of suffering, or lack thereof. This novel depicts a series of civil and friendly discussions between persons who do not agree, which is really intended to inspire readers.

Author Gary James
Isbn 1973621908
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-03-30
Pages 620
Language English
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As for this second book, each topic of the books explains the following matters: The Blessed Christian Family Family is a unit created by God Himself. Since the very beginning when God created man, He planned to make man as the object of His love. This book explains what kind of people are blessed with a good family and what kind of blessed family God promised. Family Worship Inviting God to be present in our homes is the core or essence of family worship which was revealed by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 18:19-20. The writer’s family has been doing family worship for more than twenty-five years and he give an example of the liturgy of family worship they usually do. He also explained the blessing he and the rest of his family received because of this family worship. The Major Ministry Serving or ministering is not an unfamiliar word for God’s children, and if we intend to discuss matters related to service or ministry, certainly there are many related aspects we can dig into. Therefore, this book discusses only two of them. Those are: The concept or perception of ministry. The major ministry. Blessings Since 2003 the writer has been spending time to make a study of blessings. Why? Because the writer wondered why God has been so kind and generous to him and his family. This book explained that in fact God has provided incredible blessings for us and the writer will discuss only 7 greatest blessings. What are they, and how can we get them, and where do they come from. Our Attitude in the House of God Many people assume that because we are saved by grace, we may act at will in worship. If we read Isaiah 1:10-15 we will find out that God was so angry at people who entered God’s house improperly, exceeding His wrath to the idol worshippers. Why was so? Because when we enter the house of God in inappropriate manners and attitudes, we are actually insulting God as the owner of the house. And the Lord pronounces His punishment to those who insult Him. Worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth John 4:20-24 explains three types of worship, namely: Worship prior to the existence of the Law. Worship based on the Law. Worship in spirit and in truth, that is applying the Word of God in every second of our lives wherever we are. To be Children of God or Servants of God Today there are many Christian sermons and songs with the theme that “Our life is for serving God.” If we read Luke 10:38-42 which tells about Maria and Marta, Jesus said that sitting at the Lord’s feet and listening to His Words considered to be the best choice, because God has made us His children so as to become the object of His love! For to be near to God and keep listening to His Words will enable us to draw closer to Him and get a deeper relationship with Him, to understand His will so that we can do His will and become God-pleasing children.

Author Dr. Yunus Ciptawilangga
Isbn 1400330556
Genre Religion
Year 2020-05-26
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF