From the Back Cover
The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with Godand his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling Gods purposes for putting us on earth.
The Purpose-Driven Life takes the groundbreaking message of the award-winning Purpose-Driven Church and goes deeper, applying it to the lifestyle of individual Christians. This book helps readers understand Gods incredible plan for their lives. Warren enables them to see "the big picture" of what life is all about and begin to live the life God created them to live.
The Purpose-Driven Life is a manifesto for Christian living in the 21st centurya lifestyle based on eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using biblical stories and letting the Bible speak for itself, Warren clearly explains Gods 5 purposes for each of us: We were planned for Gods pleasureexperience real worship. We were formed for Gods familyenjoy real fellowship. We were created to become like Christ learn real discipleship. We were shaped for serving Godpractice real ministry. We were made for a mission live out real evangelism.
This long-anticipated book is the life-message of Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church. Written in a captivating devotional style, the book is divided into 40 short chapters that can be read as a daily devotional, studied by small groups, and used by churches participating in the nationwide "40 Days of Purpose" campaign this Fall, 2002.