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This 40-day spiritual journey will help you understand why you're alive and discover God's amazing plan for you both now and for eternity. This special gift edition of Rick Warren's inspirational bestseller features an attractive stitched cover.


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This 40-day spiritual journey will help you understand why you're alive and discover God's amazing plan for you both now and for eternity. This special gift edition of Rick Warren's inspirational bestseller features an attractive stitched cover.

Another Landmark Book by Rick Warren.You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever!Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and his reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you--both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decision
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The Purpose-Driven LifeCopyright 2002 by Rick WarrenThis title is also available as a Zondervan audio product.Visit www. zondervan.com/audiopages for more information.Requests for information should be addressed to:Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataWarren, Richard, 1954-The purpose-driven life : what on earth am I here for? / Rick Warren.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references.ISBN-10: 0-310-60194-0ISBN-13: 978-0-310-60194-41. Christian life. I. Title.BV4501.3 .W37 2002248.4-dc21 2002011471CIPThis edition printed on acid-free paper.The Scripture versions cited in this book are identified in appendix 3, which hereby becomes apart of this copyright page.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system,or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, orany other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of thepublisher.Illustrations by Michael Halbert, Copyright 2002 Michael HalbertInterior design by Jim Dobbs, Mary Deschenes, Julie HeadPrinted in the United States of America05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 /? CTP/ 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1We want to hear from you. Please send your comments about this bookto us in care of the address below. Thank you.1 It All Starts with GodFor everything, absolutely everything,above and below, visible and invisible, . . .everything got started in him andfinds its purpose in him.Colossians 1:16 (Msg)Unless you assume a God, the questionof life''s purpose is meaningless.Bertrand Russell, atheistIt''s not about you.The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personalfulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It''s fargreater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreamsand ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on thisplanet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purposeand for his purpose.The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people forthousands of years. That''s because we typically begin at thewrong starting point-ourselves. We ask self-centered questionslike What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? Whatare my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? Butfocusing on ourselves will never reveal our life''s purpose. TheBible says, "It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone''slife is in his power."Contrary to what many popular books, movies, and seminarstell you, you won''t discover your life''s meaning by lookingwithin yourself. You''ve probablytried that already. You didn''t createyourself, so there is no way youcan tell yourself what you werecreated for! If I handed you aninvention you had never seenbefore, you wouldn''t know itspurpose, and the invention itself wouldn''t be able to tell youeither. Only the creator or the owner''s manual could reveal itspurpose.I once got lost in the mountains. When I stopped to ask fordirections to the campsite, I was told, "You can''t get there fromhere. You must start from the other side of the mountain!" In thesame way, you cannot arrive at your life''s purpose by starting witha focus on yourself. You must begin with God, your Creator. Youexist only because God wills that you exist. You were made byGod and for God-and until you understand that, life will nevermake sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, ouridentity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and ourdestiny. Every other path leads to a dead end.Many people try to use God for their own self-actualization,but that is a reversal of nature and is doomed to failure. Youwere made for God, not vice versa, and life is about letting Goduse you for his purposes, not your using him for your ownpurpose. The Bible says, "Obsession with self in these matters is adead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into aspacious, free life."I have read many books that suggest ways to discover thepurpose of my life. All of th
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The Purpose-Driven Life Copyright 2002 by Rick Warren This title is also available as a Zondervan audio product. Visit www. zondervan.com/audiopages for more information. Requests for information should be addressed to: Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Warren, Richard, 1954- The purpose-driven life : what on earth am I here for? / Rick Warren. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN-10: 0-310-60194-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-310-60194-4 1. Christian life. I. Title. BV4501.3 .W37 2002 248.4-dc21 2002011471 CIP This edition printed on acid-free paper. The Scripture versions cited in this book are identified in appendix 3, which hereby becomes a part of this copyright page. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher. Illustrations by Michael Halbert, Copyright 2002 Michael Halbert Interior design by Jim Dobbs, Mary Deschenes, Julie Head Printed in the United States of America 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 /? CTP/ 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 We want to hear from you. Please send your comments about this book to us in care of the address below. Thank you. 1 It All Starts with God For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, . . . everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. Colossians 1:16 (Msg) Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless. Bertrand Russell, atheist It's not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose. The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That's because we typically begin at the wrong starting point-ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life's purpose. The Bible says, "It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone's life is in his power." Contrary to what many popular books, movies, and seminars tell you, you won't discover your life's meaning by looking within yourself. You've probably tried that already. You didn't create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for! If I handed you an invention you had never seen before, you wouldn't know its purpose, and the invention itself wouldn't be able to tell you either. Only the creator or the owner's manual could reveal its purpose. I once got lost in the mountains. When I stopped to ask for directions to the campsite, I was told, "You can't get there from here. You must start from the other side of the mountain!" In the same way, you cannot arrive at your life's purpose by starting with a focus on yourself. You must begin with God, your Creator. You exist only because God wills that you exist. You were made by God and for God-and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end. Many people try to use God for their own self-actualization, but that is a reversal of natur
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  • Catalogue Code 232308
  • Product Code 0310601940
  • EAN 9780310601944
  • UPC 025986601942
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2005
  • Dimensions 248 x 170 x 30mm
  • Weight 0.680kg

Rick Warren

Richard Duane Warren was born in San Jose, California 28 January 1954, the son of a Baptist minister, James Warren. Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.



Rick felt called to full-time ministry when he was still an undergraduate, and was actively involved in student Christian groups. He and his wife Kay; married since 1975; founded Saddleback Church in 1980 when he was just 26 years old, with a congregation of 200 attenders. In the decades since, Saddleback has grown phenomenally; it now has an average attendance of 20,000 a week, and the influence of its ministry style and resources has extended worldwide. Rick is still the senior pastor at Saddleback, where he is known as 'Papa Rick' a voice of wisdom, hope, encouragement, and vision. Since 2005, he and his wife have given away 90% of their income, due to the extraordinary success of his publications.



Pastor Rick took the lessons he learned building up Saddleback and distilled them into a fivefold ministry approach called 'Purpose Driven'. Zondervan's 1995 publication of Rick's The Purpose Driven Church was a huge bestseller, and Saddleback became a model for churches everywhere. This was followed in 2002 by The Purpose Driven Life - a 40-day devotional that would sell over 30 million copies in five years. In 2004, Pastor Rick was invited to Rwanda by its president Paul Kagame, who had read The Purpose Driven Life and wanted to make his country a 'purpose driven nation'. This trip changed the trajectory of Pastor Rick's life and mission. God gave him a vision for The PEACE Plan, a mission to fight the five giants of spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy that devastate the lives of men, women, and children around the world. Rick and Kay consider it their life's work to empower local churches and local leaders to create sustainable change that gives a voice to the voiceless and help to the helpless. To date, PEACE teams have participated in missions outreach in every nation of the world. Rick and Kay have used the PEACE platform to advocate for HIV/AIDS sufferers globally, mobilizing local churches to help prevent the spread of the disease and to care for those already affected.



In the decades since founding Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick has become one of the most respected and influential pastors in the US. He mentors young leaders, and many of today's leading pastors credit him and The Purpose Driven Church for inspiring them to pursue their own callings to ministry. As pastor to pastors, Rick has built the Purpose Driven Network, a global alliance of pastors from more than 160 countries and hundreds of denominations and has also founded Pastors.com, an online interactive community that provides sermons, forums, and other practice resources for pastors.



Rick and Kay have three adult children and four grandchildren. Their youngest son Matthew took his own life in 2013 after a long struggle with mental illness. Rick has been active in recent years seeking to build awareness in the church with regard to mental illness.

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  • A Journey With Purpose 9
  • My Covenant 13
  • What On Earth Am I Here For?
  • Day 1 It All Starts With God 17
  • Day 2 You Are Not An Accident 22
  • Day 3 What Drives Your Life? 27
  • Day 4 Made To Last Forever 36
  • Day 5 Seeing Life From God's View 41
  • Day 6 Life Is A Temporary Assignment 47
  • Day 7 The Reason For Everything 53
  • Purpose #1: You Were Planned For God's Pleasure
  • Day 8 Planned For God's Pleasure 63
  • Day 9 What Makes God Smile? 69
  • Day 10 The Heart Of Worship 77
  • Day 11 Becoming Best Friends With God 85
  • Day 12 Developing Your Friendship With God 92
  • Day 13 Worship That Pleases God 100
  • Day 14 When God Seems Distant 107
  • Purpose #2: You Were Formed For God's Family
  • Day 15 Formed For God's Family 117
  • Day 16 What Matters Most 123
  • Day 17 A Place To Belong 130
  • Day 18 Experiencing Life Together 138
  • Day 19 Cultivating Community 145
  • Day 20 Restoring Broken Fellowship 152
  • Day 21 Protecting Your Church 160
  • Purpose #3: You Were Created To Become Like Christ
  • Day 22 Created To Become Like Christ 171
  • Day 23 How We Grow 179
  • Day 24 Transformed By Truth 185
  • Day 25 Transformed By Trouble 193
  • Day 26 Growing Through Temptation 201
  • Day 27 Defeating Temptation 209
  • Day 28 It Takes Time 217
  • Purpose #4: You Were Shaped For Serving God
  • Day 29 Accepting Your Assignment 227
  • Day 30 Shaped For Serving God 234
  • Day 31 Understanding Your Shape 241
  • Day 32 Using What God Gave You 249
  • Day 33 How Real Servants Act 257
  • Day 34 Thinking Like A Servant 265
  • Day 35 God's Power In Your Weakness 272
  • Purpose #5: You Were Made For A Mission
  • Day 36 Made For A Mission 281
  • Day 37 Sharing Your Life Message 289
  • Day 38 Becoming A World-class Christian 297
  • Day 39 Balancing Your Life 305
  • Day 40 Living With Purpose 312
  • Appendix 1: Discussion Questions 320
  • Appendix 2: Resources 323
  • Appendix 3: Why Use So Many Translations? 325
  • Notes 327

1 It All Starts with God For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, . . . everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. Colossians 1:16 (Msg) Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless. Bertrand Russell, atheist It's not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose. The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That's because we typically begin at the wrong starting point---ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life's purpose. The Bible says, 'It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone's life is in his power.' Contrary to what many popular books, movies, and seminars tell you, you won't discover your life's meaning by looking within yourself. You've probably tried that already. You didn't create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for! If I handed you an invention you had never seen before, you wouldn't know its purpose, and the invention itself wouldn't be able to tell you either. Only the creator or the owner's manual could reveal its purpose. I once got lost in the mountains. When I stopped to ask for directions to the campsite, I was told, 'You can't get there from here. You must start from the other side of the mountain!' In the same way, you cannot arrive at your life's purpose by starting with a focus on yourself. You must begin with God, your Creator. You exist only because God wills that you exist. You were made by God and for God---and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end. Many people try to use God for their own self-actualization, but that is a reversal of nature and is doomed to failure. You were made for God, not vice versa, and life is about letting God use you for his purposes, not your using him for your own purpose. The Bible says, 'Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.' I have read many books that suggest ways to discover the purpose of my life. All of them could be classified as 'self-help' books because they approach the subject from a self-centered Focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life's purpose. viewpoint. Self-help books, even Christian ones, usually offer the same predictable steps to finding your life's purpose: Consider your dreams. Clarify your values. Set some goals. Figure out what you are good at. Aim high. Go for it! Be disciplined. Believe you can achieve your goals. Involve others. Never give up. Of course, these recommendations often lead to great success. You can usually succeed in reaching a goal if you put your mind to it. But being successful and fulfilling your life's purpose are not at all the same issue! You could reach all your personal goals, becoming a raving success by the world's standard, and still miss the purposes for which God created you. You need more than self-help advice. The Bible says, 'Self-help is no help at all. Selfsacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self.' This is not a self-help book. It is not about finding the right career, achieving your dreams, or planning your life. It is not about how to cram more activities into an overloaded schedule. Actually, it will teach you how to do less in life---by focusing on what matters most. It is about becoming what God created you to be. How, then, do you discover the purpose you were created for? You have only two options. Your first option is speculation. This is what most people choose. They conjecture, they guess, they theorize. When people say, 'I've always thought life is . . .,' they mean, 'This is the best guess I can come up with.' For thousands of years, brilliant philosophers have discussed and speculated about the meaning of life. Philosophy is an important subject and has its uses, but when it comes to determining the purpose of life, even the wisest philosophers are just guessing. Dr. Hugh Moorhead, a philosophy professor at Northeastern Illinois University, once wrote to 250 of the best-known philosophers, scientists, writers, and intellectuals in the world, You were made by God and for God---and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

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