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A #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you both here and now and for eternity Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty day spiritual journey that will tra. It's not about youChanged my lifeI took Warren's challenge and found that I was not where I should have been Paradoxically I was at that time employed by a Christian ministry highly regarded by many and vilified by some but I knew I knew that wasn't where I was supposed to be So I uit my job and sought a new direction Not there yet by a long shot but thanks to Rick Warren I'm on my way
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The Purpose Driven Life What on Earth am I Here ForNsform your answer to life's most important uestion What on earth am I here for Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress focus your energy simplify your decisions give meaning to your life and most important prepare you for eternity Mov. This is a disgusting book The goal of this book is to make you a slave Don't take my word for it I'll just read straight from the book Worship isn't for you It's for God p66 God smiles when we obey him wholeheartedly You have no right to argue with your Creator You are merely a clay pot shaped by a potter p75 Or the chapters titles Thinking like a Servant and How Real Servants ActFor me the most revolting thing about the book came on p80 and this theme was repeated throughout the book Surrendered people obey God's word even if it doesn't make sense A few sentences before that Warren says God would not waste the mind he gave you God doesn't want a lot of mindless robots following him Anyone who doesn't see the clear contradiction between those two sentences is a fool And Warren put them on the same page Warren says it over and over and over again the purpose of life isn't to learn or to teach or even to just enjoy life but to OBEY God It doesn't matter what your own thoughts are or what you think of yourself it only matters what the Great Self Appointed Tyrant in the Sky thinks of you and your life According to this book your only goal in life is to be forever groveling and praising this God and doing your damnedest to get others to do likewise There are some decent lessons in the book but all of them are corrupted by the awful dogma of Warren and his twisted theology The book is designed to get around your intellect it even says at some points that thinking and doubting are bad things and go straight for your weakness and insecurities with an open attempt to try and convince you that you and everything you value are worthless without the Dictator's permission Only a fool only someone who WANTS TO BE A SLAVE would get anything out of this book
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The Purpose Driven Life What on Earth am I Here For? Free download ↠ 9 ã A #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you both here and now and for eternity Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty day spiritual Ie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance Millions of people from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life. This book teaches its reader God's five purposes for his or her life on earth He makes you a member of His family a model of His character a magnifier of His glory a minister of His grace and a messenger of His Good News to others Among those five purposes at this stage in my life the only engaging read for me was the first one There was nothing new about it really as I basically studied at several Catholic universities during my younger years However there were some bible passages and pointers that Warren reminded me of and the book had the usual positive impact to me so I still liked it It's just that pages after pages of it sounded like some of the religion teachers that I had in the past Maybe when I am in the twilight years I will read this book again and its the impact will be greater than it has on me nowThere are also many uotable uotes that were able to inspire me there past few weeks The book is designed to be read one chapter a day for the reader to digest and ponder the point that the chapter wants to convey I recently had a couple of misunderstandings with someone close to me and this book became my companion in threshing out what could be done to fix things Warren actually helped me in seeing things at that someone's points of view so saying sorry forgetting and granting forgiveness were not really that difficultWe have three copies of this book at home The first was a Christmas gift from an office mate The second was a retirement gift to my wife by another office mate The third was the book my daughter bought for herself I am not sure which one I read but since this book was first published in 2002 it has sold 25 million copies worldwide I was in a bookstore last week and the latest copy proudly bears 30 million mark Why did I not read this right away say when we received the first copy of the book at home I dunno Just browsing the book gave me then an impression that it was saccharine sweet and was unrealistically all positive that means falsely deceptiveThat impression is not true The book is realistic and Warren presents the challenges that every Christian should work for From the first declaration of this is not about you to living with purpose is the only way to really live the book is peppered with heartfelt applications of bible passages as Warren presents the five purposes that I mentioned above My eyes did not get blurred not my heart pounded with sadness or inspiration but I felt that my spirit flew and soured while reading some of its pages A dear friend mentioned that the youngest child of Warren committed suicide this year April 5 2013 after struggling with mental illness that caused severe depression In my life I've seen several similar cases like this a successful parent losing a child possibly because the celebrity parent got too focused with fame and in the process neglected his o her own family But I do not know Warren's complete story so I'd rather keep my comments to myselfAt some point in your life you should read this book