“The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren

This edition is the ten-year re-release packed with new features. 

Have you ever wondered about your purpose in life? Ever felt lost in the hum drum of it all? Or perhaps, you had a plan and it went afoul. Christian or not, this book is designed to help you discover your purpose in life by examining the Bible and what it says about discovering purpose in life. This book originally released ten years ago to a generation who questioned life it its entirely. Warren had responded with his studies, and it was wildly accepted – to then tune of being published in over 85 languages with sales of over 32 million copies. Publishers Weekly coined the hardback edition as the “bestselling non-fiction hardback in history.” So why, then, is Warren bringing the title back with a new edition? Simply put: he desires to reach a new audience and has new material to introduce.

This new edition features video introductions by Rick Warren to introduce each chapter an audio lessons to conclude them, culminating in over thirty additional house of audio content. Video lesson are accessible via QR code, with a URL for the video and audio access. This revised edition also comes with two new chapters to deal with recent barriers preventing a purpose driven life. Lastly, there is an online support community to help readers on their journey to purpose.

Ten years ago, when this title came out, churches began a 40 day study of the book, as well as several small groups. I was 15 when this book released and saw it on the shelves. I heard great reviews, and praises from both religious and secular sources. A few years later, I gave my life to Christ. I decided to read it with a small Bible study group I was a part of at the time, in hopes of discovering my purpose amid this new life decision. It helped me, tremendously.

Years later, when the contract opportunity was available, I jumped on it. To be able to get my hands on a new copy of the book, as well as share this material with my readership, was something I could not turn down. I had originally thought this book could not be improved upon, but Warren managed it. The integration of technology on a print book is a rare thing for me to see, and I welcome it wholeheartedly. The last two traps deal with envy and people-pleasing, both of which prevent readers from living out their purpose. The videos well-designed and easily accessible, combined with the relevance of the material presented, makes this title something to covet, if it weren’t easily accessible or forbidden in the Ten.Commandments, that is. In fact, we offer this title in the SG Store…

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