The world is moving faster more than ever. Science and technology is progressively growing with discoveries people never thought of are possible five years ago. While they try to catch up on the world’s pace in development, they tend to forget the important things and lose focus of what matters most in life. People are becoming more materialistic, appreciating huge bank accounts rather than quality time with their loved ones. But humans weren’t considered to be the smartest form of organisms just to live in a stagnant pattern of working, paying the bills, and sleeping.
Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life helps people find the reason to live and gives answer to the question “Why on Earth am I here for?”
The popular book has sold over 32 million copies which makes it a blockbuster Christian book of all time. Publishers Weekly even declared it to be the “bestselling non-fiction hardback book in history.”
The Purpose Driven Life is a self-help book journal which takes its readers to a 40-day spiritual expedition and devotion of finding their relevance. The book is divided into sections, which the reader takes on once a day for 40 days. Each chapter has a different interesting topic to look forward to. The style Warren used in writing is very appealing because readers will hang on to it in a daily basis until they finish the last page.
It’s not only tango which is made perfect with a partner. This book could also be learned with someone close to heart – a spouse, a friend, or a churchmate. At the end of each section, there is a portion for reflection. Both readers can write their sentiments side by side on the space provided in the journal. Consequently, the tandem can talk and share their feelings to one another, and possibly impart their own insights in addition to Warren’s. This book makes the reader feel that he is not alone and there is always someone he can talk to – God and his loved ones. No wonder they keep a tight grip at the edge of the book cover.
The Purpose Driven Life has been helpful to people suffering from depression. Michael Phelps, the famous Olympic swimmer, disclosed that this book turned his life around and saved him from committing suicide. He realized his own identity beyond just being a swimmer. He found hope and overcame his personal problems by discovering God’s plan for his life. His story is just one of the many lives that were rescued and inspired by this book.
Warren used various verses on the Bible to back up his claims and advice. Through his book, people were brought to light. They learned the truth on why people were made by God. It fuels the soul by empowering self-importance.
The Purpose Driven Life answers more life questions than it originally intends to address. It’s educating, inspiring, and motivating. It is food for the mind, the heart, and the spirit. It’s a book you should always keep by your bedside.
The Purpose Driven Life, 2012, http://purposedriven.com/books/pdlbook/#purpose. Accessed 30 Apr. 2017.
ChristiasPost.com. Michael Phelps Says Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life Saved Him From Suicide. Fox News Sports, 10 Aug. 2016, http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/08/10/michael-phelps-says-rick-warrens-purpose-driven-life-saved-him-from-suicide.html. Accessed 30 Apr. 2017.
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I like spend my free time with reading books. They tell me a lot of news about people, their life and their points of view. A book is a friend and also a teacher. Books rouse our interests, amuse us, enrich us mentally and give us new knowledge and a lot of wisdom.
My favourite book is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe from York was a man that always wanted to be on the sea. But his father told him that he should stay home and work like his father. But his dream has become a reality when he left his home and he went on the sea with his friends. Near Africa’s coast pirats caught him and send him to jail. Then one man took him away from jail and Robinson had to go fishing and hunt with him. Then he ran away with one boy in a little boat. One day a ship from Spain saved them and they went to Brazil. Then he had a tobacco plantation there. But he wanted to go to Africa and while he was sailing his ship sank and he was alone on the unknown island. He made there a little fortress and then he was going to the wreck and he always brought something what could help him to live on this island. Then he made some fields and he was breeding some goats. One day he saw some cannibals and he had to fight them. He fought them and he became a friend of one cannibal, because he saved his life. Then he saw a ship on the sea so he went to that ship and he was saved. Then he went home, he had children and finally he was rich. He was on that island more than 27 years.
The most important thing for Robinson in this story was that he didn´t stop carrying tools and other things from the shipwreck and he brought on the island by his raft as many things as many he could.
This book is very interesting in that how Robinson coped with his destiny on the island. Defoe describes the nature very lively and the reader can easy imagine all the island and everything that Robinson produced and managed to do. I think that the story is very instructive because it shows us to not to give up until we´re alive and try to survive in any conditions that life gives us.