If there is a book that has changed my life it has been this book! Honey, this book has changed my outlook on life and motivated me to strive for deeper intimacy with God. Rick Warren is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church. As a best-selling author, this book, The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies and is changing the lives of many worldwide, mine included!
The book is broken up into 5 sections: Purpose 1: You Were Planned for God's Pleasure; Purpose 2: You Were Formed for God's Family; Purpose 3: You Were Created to Become Like Christ; Purpose 4: You Were Shaped for Serving God; and Purpose 5: You Were Made for a Mission. These sections in turn, help readers identify their purpose and role in God's divine plan.
The great thing about this book is that it is a devotional, meaning that there are short sections to read daily. I began reading the 4/5 designated pages at work before I even open my emails. Not only did this set the tone for my day as well as food for thought, it also allowed me to put those scriptures and messages into my daily practice. Despite being raised in a Christian household, I have had doubts and experienced moments of dwindling faith however reading this book contextualises purpose.
I remember being so excited about this book that I bought and sent copies to my friends and family. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone - Christian and non-Christian alike.
Love: I love how accurate and undiluted the messages are, as well as the author’s writing style.
Dislike: I wish this devotional was a year-long devotional! That being said, I am very interested in reading more of Rick Warren’s books in the upcoming year, so expect some more reviews!
Purchase from: Rick Warren's website, Amazon, online bookstores such as Eden.