Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Talk Thursday: What On Earth Am I Here For?

I read Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life in college -- about 10 years ago -- when the church I was going to at the time did a series on it. We had weekly sermons and small group studies all discussing it.

And I don't remember a single bit of it.

So when the book was re-released, I thought it would be a good chance to read it again.

I like non-fiction books that break their overall idea down into a handful of smaller points, and in the case of this book there are five purposes -- worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and mission. Each point is broken down further as the short, devotional-like chapters get you thinking about how those purposes fit in your personal life as well as in the world around you.

This is one of those books that is good to re-read every few years. Different parts will stick out to you at different times of your life, depending on your current circumstances. And we all need reminders about how God created us FOR HIM and His glory, not for anything we might think important about ourselves. It's humbling, yet encouraging at the same time.

"Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, 
because of your love and faithfulness." Psalm 115:1

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