Discover and fulfill your God-given purpose by joining the more than thirty-five million others who have embarked on a spiritual journey that started with this #1 New York Times bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren.
Before you were born, God knew what your life had in store for you. His hope for you is to discover the life he created just for you--both here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let Rick Warren guide you as you learn to live out your true purpose.
The Purpose Driven Life is more than a book; it's a road map for your spiritual journey. Combining thoughtful verses from Scripture with timely stories and perspectives from Warren's own life, The Purpose Driven Life will help you discover the answer to one of life's most important questions: What on earth am I here for?
Throughout The Purpose Driven Life, Warren will teach you to spend time getting to know yourself and your creator in order to live your life to the fullest. Unlocking your true purpose will also reduce your stress, simplify your decisions, increase your satisfaction, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity.
Designed to be read over the course of forty-two days, The Purpose Driven Life will help you see the big picture, giving you a fresh perspective on the way that the pieces of your life fit together. Every chapter of The Purpose Driven Life provides a daily meditation and practical steps to help you uncover and live out your purpose, starting with exploring three essential questions:
Each copy of The Purpose Driven Life also includes thoughtful discussion questions, audio Bible studies that go along with every chapter, and access to a supportive online community, giving you the opportunity to dive even deeper into each life-changing lesson.
“It is also not our job to defend ourselves against criticism” (source)
“Living to create an earthly legacy is a shortsighted goal. A wiser use of time is to build an eternal legacy. You weren’t put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.” (source)
“God continually tests people’s character, faith, obedience, love, integrity, and loyalty.” (source)
“‘I brought glory to you here on earth by doing everything you told me to do” (source)
“life is about letting God use you for his purposes, not your using him for your own purpose.” (source)
In The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren takes readers on a forty-day journey to discover their God-given purpose. However, this is not simply a self-help book; it will help the reader see the bigger picture that God has made each individual for eternity.
Warren designed the book to be read over forty days. He based this timeline on the significance of the number forty throughout Scripture. He helps readers to see how forty days of focus can transform their lives. The brevity of each chapter allows the lesson of each section to be digestible and effective in helping the reader to see what God has designed them for.
To help the reader reflect deeply on each chapter, Warren has "A Point to Ponder," "A Verse to Remember," and "A Question to Consider." In addition, in the Logos version, a link is provided to a relevant message to help the reader continue to reflect on each day's chapter.
The Purpose Driven Life gives clarity in an age when so many people struggle with meaning. After establishing that life has meaning, Warren spells out five purposes. Through this exploration, readers will know themselves and the One who created them. This focus will allow each reader to live with meaning.
Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life to help readers learn the answer to the question, "What on earth am I here for?" So many today struggle with direction and meaning. However, through this forty-day journey, Warren shows readers that they do not have to live without purpose.
As readers takes their forty-day journey through The Purpose Driven Life, they will not only answer this question, but Warren will give them a greater focus on what God created them for.
After clarifying that life is not an accident, Warren wants readers to learn five purposes for their life. These objectives include being planned for God's purpose, being formed for God's family, being created to become like Christ, being shaped to serve God, and being made for a mission. Through the brief daily reading, Warren gives direction to grow while providing questions to help the reader keep the focus on the lesson of the day. As a result, the reader will grow in their understanding that God made them for a purpose.
Warren writes about this process: "By the end of this journey you will know God's purpose for your life and will understand the big picture—how all the pieces of your life fit together. Having this perspective will reduce your stress, simplify your decisions, increase your satisfaction, and, most important, prepare you for eternity."
Rick Warren (1954– ) founded one of the largest and well-known churches in the world: Saddleback Church. Started in Orange County, California, in 1980, Saddleback now has over 20,000 in attendance each week. He also founded the Purpose Driven movement, a network of tens of thousands of churches from all denominations across the world. Using the teachings of the Purpose Driven movement, Warren wrote the book, The Purpose Driven Church, and devotional, The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold over 25 million copies.
Warren earned degrees from California Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Warren has lectured at universities and seminaries all over the world including Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Judaism. He has trained over 350,000 pastors worldwide.
Warren has written several other books, including Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods, which explains 12 different methods of studying God’s Word.