- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 4
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Zonderkidz (October 6, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310750466
- ISBN-13: 978-0310750468
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4,743 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pastor Warren’s adult book The Purpose Driven Life (2002) has been translated into 50 languages. This volume, aimed at young people, uses a day-by-day devotional format to engage readers in thinking about God, prayer, and the Bible. The book is divided into six “purposes”: The Reason for Everything; Faith and Friendship with God; Your Part in God’s Family; Becoming like Christ; Serving God, Serving Others; You Were Made for a Mission. Within each section, Warren focuses on a biblical passage from the Old and New Testaments and offers both a kid-friendly discussion and a brief prayer that encapsulates the message. Most of the discussions make the passages relevant to young people, though some feel forced, as when analysis of a passage in Genesis in which Sarai’s name is changed to Sarah attests she was originally known only as Abraham’s wife, and then suggests readers ask their parents how they were named or contemplate God’s name for them. Still, kids will make their own connections, and the decorative format makes the book quite manageable for young readers. --- Ilene Cooper (Booklist)
About the Author
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the best-selling nonfiction books in publishing history. It has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in multiple formats. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
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Rick Warren's simple formula linking each person's purpose to five classic functions of the church--worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and mission--has helped countless people re-examine their lives and deepen their faith.
When the book originally released in 2002, I was editorial director at a Christian publishing house and had previously served as a pastor for several years. As a "professional Christian," I was skeptical that Warren's seemingly simplistic approach had much to offer.
But when the church I attended did a Purpose-Driven campaign, I dutifully agreed to read a chapter a day. I was immediately hooked by Warren's unassuming voice and clear, biblical message. I read the entire book in two days and was highly motivated to re-engage in the practice of spiritual disciplines and ministry.
Since then I've used the book as the basis of a small-goup study on two occasions. This material continues to connect with basic questions people have about how to live a meaningful life.
Now Zondervan has released an anniversary edition in an attempt to reach a new generation of readers.
The expanded edition includes two additional chapters, plus online supplemental resources: a one-minute video introduction of each chapter, and a roughly 60-minute audio recording of a Sunday sermon by Warren to accompany each of the 42 chapters.
The bonus materials don't add much value to the book, however. The chapters really don't need an introduction, and I can't imagine anyone listening to 42 hour-long sermons in addition to doing a six-week group study of the book.
Purpose-Driven has been criticized by some for being too simplistic about spiritual matters and for Warren's hopscotch approach to using Scripture when supporting his points. Even so, the material is useful.
Here are six reasons I still recommend The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
1. It makes basic Christian concepts accessible to just about everyone.
2. It's a surprisingly inspiring read.
3. It makes a good text for a new converts class.
4. It's an easy choice for a six-week small group study.
5. It is a versatile resource for one-on-one discipleship or mentoring groups.
6. Though the book has some shortcomings, they are outweighed by strengths.
No book is perfect, and Purpose-Driven is no exception. Yet for a decade it has been a value to pastors, small group leaders, and every-day Christians get in touch with God and themselves.
In The Purpose Driven Life, Warren walks his readers though the theological and practical spiritual steps to living on purpose. Each chapter is a daily meditation that focuses on one topic and finishes with points to consider and questions to ask. For the expanded edition, Warren has added codes that can be scanned by a smart phone and provides access to videos that accompany the chapters. The book is broken into sections on living for God’s pleasure, living as part of God’s family, living to imitate Christ, service and missions. At the conclusion of the book are numerous appendixes for additional resources, including some free ones, and Bible verses.
Lately, I have been complaining about generic Christian books and my frustration over them. In many ways I can see how The Purpose Driven Life provides nothing really new and is generic. But even when I read the first edition over 8 years ago I never got the sense that Warren was trying to provide breakthrough ideas. Instead, I think he was attempting to make 2,000 years of theological study fit within a container that was understandable to the general public. The reaction and book sales make it clear that he accomplished his goal. So in many ways I feel like generic Christian books are trying to copy the Warren success, rather than this book being part of the problem.
I really do suggest reading this book as a group. I can remember when I did this in weeks one and two our group discussed questions like what job does God want me to have. But by the time we dug into the content the question really became what kind of person does God want me to be. Ironically and results may vary, that is when jobs and other personal requests opened for the group. The Purpose Driven Life was one of the most successful group studies I have been part of.
I really would recommend this book as a small group tool or a book that would be helpful to a new believer. Even for those who have been around for awhile it can be very useful. I found myself contemplating Warren’s comments about how the church is filled with servant-leaders not servants. And the new chapters on envy and people pleasing are highly insightful. All in all, the expanded edition only helps to build on the success of this highly popular book.
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I doubt you would miss the money spent on it. To be honest, I have purchased multiple copies over the years and passed them out. I'd say they were worth every penny and then some.