Purpose Driven Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Rick Warren , Richard Warren
Narrator: Rick Warren
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Zondervan
Published In: October 2002
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 8 minutes
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Overview

The Purpose-Driven Life 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 decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity.

This recording offers a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century—a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about. Full of hope and challenge, The Purpose-Driven Life will be a classic treasured by generations to come.

Reviews (15)

Misleading Title

Written by Anonymous on September 26th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Little more than evangelical christian propaganda. I really liked one of the purposes: love your christian neighbor. Not just your neighbor mind you, but your "christian" neighbor. I guess if you are not a christian you are not worthy of christian love. The title should be: The Purpose Driven Evangelical Christian Life, and if You are not one of us, too bad.

The Purpose Driven Life

Written by doc from New Bern, NC on August 17th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A must for anyone who needs structure, motivation, and a reason to exist....excellent narration...listened to twice....

terrible

Written by Anonymous on August 5th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I stopped listing at the begining of the 2nd CD. I felt like I was in an old school church service. Not helpful. Found it irrelevant and boring.

A Must-Read

Written by AZJEM from Phoenix, AZ on March 3rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you are interested in getting closer to God, and discovering and living the life you were created for, this book is mandatory for you. It is designed by the author to be read/listened to over a 40-day period; there are scripture references and things to consider at the end of each day's installment. Pastor Rick Warren emphasizes that we were all created for a purpose - none of us is an accident - and it is our responsibility to discover that purpose and live the life designed just for us. Very motivational and inspirational!

Must read

Written by Anonymous from Castaic, CA on December 31st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Rick Warren has put together a great book and I am truly blessed for having 'read' it. I don't like the one day at a time direction, but I was faithful to not over-read and in the end it was probably the right way to go. It's a great read for every Christian.

The Purpose Driven Life

Written by Anonymous on November 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I had always wanted to read this book. So, when it was available to me as cd I was thrilled. Until I started listening to it. In chapter 5 I was told that "Since I had been born again...". I was surprised that I was never aware this was a "born again" book. I was born once, given life through my parents from god. I believe being "born again" just gives you an excuse because you have "had fun" & messed up your life so bad that you lost faith and need to find your way back again. I have been through some tough times in my life just like everyone has, but I always knew god was there for me, and it was always my choice to be there with him. I know many "born again" Christians and they attend different churches. I'm really tired of them bragging about things they did before they were "reborn" (drugs, drinking). They are still doing these or other bad things but it's okay now because they're saved. I would rather live my life as a good Christian trying to do good.

Purpose Driven Life

Written by Anonymous on April 19th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

It was very hard to follow all the information read. The book is designed to be read daily for 40 days and it not practical to keep the CD's for 40 days.

purpose driven life

Written by Lee Werley from Chapel Hill, NC on February 9th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This was not helpful to me. Too many scriptures and not enough useful knowledge. I only made it through a few discs.

Purpose Driven Life

Written by Anonymous on January 28th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I sent both parts back halfway through the first CD. I am a spiriitual person and while I expected the strong connection to faith and God, I was extremely turned off when the author tells me that God has planned everything from the day you were born until you die. I cannot believe God would deliberately choose people to experience the horrors that so many people and children do. The fatalistic belief that everything has been mapped out, is not for me.

Better Read than Heard

Written by Anonymous from Eagan, MN on January 9th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

First of all, this may be better digested by reading over 40 days as suggested rather than listening to it all at once. While it was very inspiring at first, it dawned on me that the same guy who is advising me that material things are not important is making millions off of this book. The message would be more meaningful if he didn't charge for it. Study of the lessons in this book are better sought at church.

Author Details

Author Details

Warren, Rick

"Dr. Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. With over 10 million copies sold since its release in October, 2002, the book has twice received the ECPA Book of the Year Award in 2003 and 2004. Warren also wrote the Gold Medallion Award-winner The Purpose-Driven Church, with over one million copies sold in 21 languages. Other books by Rick Warren include The Power to Change Your Life, Answers to Life?s Difficult Questions, Planned for God?s Pleasure, and Personal Bible Study Methods. Dr. Warren is also the founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community which serves and mentors those in ministry and features Rick Warren?s Ministry Toolbox, a weekly email newsletter with 85,000 pastors subscribing. Rick and his wife, Kay, began Saddleback Church as a small group in their home in January 1980. The church now averages 17,000 in attendance each weekend, lists over 60,000 names on the church roll, and, through its numerous resources and Purpose-Driven Church seminars, is having a worldwide impact. The Warrens live in Trabuco Canyon, California."