And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Purpose

I've talked to you about purpose in the past. I started praying about and studying God's purpose in my life years ago when I first read The Purpose Driven Life. It had a great impact on my life and it was one of the first Christian living books that I adamantly recommended to everyone that I saw. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, Rick Warren has released The Purpose Driven Life expanded edition. It's fantastic! Great new cover art makes it bright and appealing.


Inside, it is just as compelling as the original edition. In 42 days you can delve into God's purpose for your life. The appendix is filled with resources but my favorite is the list of verses for each day. That's so helpful! You can read a devo and the verses each day or you can read the devo one day and the verses the next. Either way you will be impacted. The new edition also includes a QR code that will take you to a short video from Rick Warren that goes with each devo. Again you can add this to your daily devo or spread each lesson into 2 or 3 days.

I love that Warren always emphasizes community, church, and relationships. In this day and age it's so easy to fold into ourselves and tuck our families away from the world but that isn't what God intends for us. We must develop relationships with purpose to draw us closer to God. How often does a friend speak words that God means just for us? It happens to me all the time. Iron sharpens iron and Warren will take you farther into those concepts.

I still recommend this book. It would be a wonderful Christmas gift for a high school grad, college student, new Christian, co-worker that's looking for fulfillment but doesn't know where to begin......It would be a wonderful gift to yourself! A fantastic way to begin the first 42 days of the New Year. 

I received this book from Booksneeze.com for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

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