The purpose driven life by Rick Warren.

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This is really a lovely book. I read this book the last quarter of the year, 2015 and it’s been really impactful in my life and beyond. It’s a powerful spirirtual guide book that will help you live a purposeful life and also change your views about life. To be honest, I felt lackadaisical about reading it but I just had to try since as a group we were to give a summary of it so I just had. Nonetheless, I was thrown over when I saw I had to rread a chapter a day for 40 days—which was how the book is to be read. It’s a guide anyway and after reading, it had a great impact in my life.
Who is rick warren?
Rick warren is the founding pastor of saddleback church in lake forest, California, United states. His church—Saddleback, is one of  America’s largest and best known churches. His previous book—the purpose driven church has sold over a million copies in 20 languages. He was selected by the Evangelical
Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)
as the winner of a gold medallion. His previous book was selected as one of the 100 christian books that transformed the 20th century.
Whats the purpose driven life?
The new York bestseller, has sold over 30 million copies. It is a blueprint for Christians living in the 21st century—a lifestyle based non gods eternal purposes, not cultural values. Over 1200 scriptural quotes and refrences were used as it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chamber, rick warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about.

the greatest trajedy is not death .but life without a purpose—rick warren

He explained the five purposes of Christians to the world which are for worship, discipleship, service, mission, and fellowship. Which are also like the 5 m’s of our purpose in life namely to be  members, models, magnifiers, ministers, and messengers.
Table of contents
Introduction – A Journey with Purpose…………………1
Day 1: It All Starts with God………………………………..1
Day 2: You Are Not an Accident……………………………2
Day 3: What Drives Your Life ………………………………2
Day 4: Made to Last Forever………………………………..3
Day 5: Seeing Life from God’s View ………………………3
Day 6: Life Is a Temporary Assignment ………………..4
Day 7: The Reason for Everything ………………………..4
Day 8: Planned for God’s Pleasure………………………..6
Day 9: What Makes God Smile?……………………………7
Day 10: The Heart of Worship………………………………8
Day 11: Becoming Best Friends with God ……………..9
Day 12: Developing Your Friendship with God…….10
Day 13: Worship That Pleases God……………………..12
Day 14: When God Seems Distant ………………………13
Day 15: Formed for God’s Family………………………..14
Day 16: What Matters Most ……………………………….16
Day 17: A Place to Belong…………………………………..17
Day 18: Experiencing Life Together…………………….19
Day 19: Cultivating Community …………………………19
Day 20: Restoring Broken Fellowship………………….20
Day 21: Protecting Your Church…………………………21
Day 22: Created to Become Like Christ……………….23
Day 23: How We Grow……………………………………….25 Day 24: Transformed by Truth……………………………25
Day 25: Transformed by Trouble…………………………26
Day 26: Growing through Temptation…………………29
Day 27: Defeating Temptation ……………………………30
Day 28: It Takes Time ……………………………………….30
Day 29: Accepting Your Assignment……………………31
Day 30: Shaped for Serving God …………………………32
Day 31: Understanding Your Shape ……………………34
Day 32: Using What God Gave You …………………….34
Day 33: How Real Servants Act ………………………….35
Day 34: Thinking Like a Servant………………………..36
Day 35: God’s Power in Your Weakness ………………37
Day 36: Made for a Mission………………………………..38
Day 37: Sharing Your Life Message…………………….38
Day 38: Becoming a World-Class Christian………….40
Day 39: Balancing Your Life……………………………….41
Day 40: Living with Purpose………………………………42
Number of pages: 327
My thoughts
This is a life-changing book for people of all ages. It’s a must-read to help you know your purpose in life. It’s been said that we have been pre-designed for a given function and at such, we all have different roles to play. This book, will  help you find that purpose of which you were designed to live out. It’s a well written work of what ricjk warren learnt about the purpose of life. Actually, it’s a 40-day spiritual journey guide that will enable you to discover the answer to lifes most important question: what on earth am I here for? If you haven’t found that and your still in search of one, or working to know more about yours. Whatsoever reason or question you have about life, you could discover it in this book.
My rating: 4.5/5
Do have a purposeful week and year ahead.

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