A Book Summary of “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren

A Book Summary of “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren

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  1. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is, in the mind and opinion of some, a very good book. This writer found it to be very helpful and insightful and I will give you reasons to back up my statements.

    What is the Purpose of This Book?

    The purpose of this book, upon careful evaluations and thought, is to help the reader "fulfill your God-given purpose" in life. That is a bold statement and one that the author stands by according to the chapters he wrote. Rick Warren’s main thesis of the book is "that you must begin with God, who created you for a purpose." It is a wonderful feeling, from this writer, to know that each of us was made for a particular purpose on this earth.

    How Does This Book Present This Unique Idea of Life?

    This book is divided into 40 specific days of reading–written in six easy-to-read sections. The most impressive chapter in this book, according to some, is the first chapter. Warren asks the question many of us have at some point in our lives and that is, "What on earth am I here for?"  He begins answering this question by writing about our beginning with God and the fact that "our life is not an accident." Warren continues to write about even though our lives are temporary on earth, "we can have an eternal impact as we discover our true purpose."

    The Most Important Section in This Book is the Third Section

    The third section of Warren’s book is the third section because it is here that he writes that "we were formed for God’s family." He goes on to write that as Christians we should experience our lives together within the confounds of the church. In the following section Warren writes that "we were created to become like Christ." In the final section of Warren’s book another purpose for living is mentioned–that we "were made for a mission. According to Warren, we are to live a "missionary life every day."

    To conclude, Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life is a book everyone should take time to read–especially Christians who want to live a more fulfilling life– a life of purpose and meaning. It is a book that will not only inspire and uplift, but a book that will encourage and give you many reasons to live a godly, purposeful and positive life. Once you have read this book, you will not be the same–you will be renewed and uplifted!

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