Welcome to my personal blog. I started this blog when I read the book “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. I have read the book and listened to the audio book several times over the years to help keep me grounded on what really matters and guide my steps when I drift from my purpose. I learn something new every time I read or listen to the book. I update each chapter as I learn new things.
If you want to read the book and cannot afford it, please contact me because I will buy the book for you and send it to you.
I decided to share my personal notes as I read the 40+ chapters in hopes that my notes will help someone else.
It is my hope that you identify your true purpose and are able to live it on a daily basis.
Click on the “Chapters” link in the menu to the left to read my notes for each chapter after you have read the corresponding chapter in the book. I encourage you to listen to the supporting audio messages from Pastor Rick Warren because he is a gifted speaker that brings the teachings to life.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“This is not a self-help book. It is not about finding the right career, achieving your dreams, or planning your life. It is not about how to cram more activities into an overloaded schedule. Actually, it will teach you how to do less in life — by focusing on what matters most. It is about becoming what God created you to be.”
“THIS IS MORE THAN A BOOK; IT IS A GUIDE TO A 4O-DAY SPIRITUAL journey that will enable you to discover the answer to life’s most important question: What on earth am I here for? By the end of this journey, you will know God’s purpose for your life and will understand the big picture — how all the pieces of your life fit together. Having this perspective will reduce your stress, simplify your decisions, increase your satisfaction, and, most important, prepare you for eternity.” Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (p. 11).
“The next 40 days will transform your life. This book is divided into 40 brief chapters (plus two bonus chapters). I strongly urge you to read only one chapter a day, so you will have time to think about the implications for your life. The Bible says, “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do.” Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (p. 12).