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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? | [Rick Warren]

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you’ll never be the same again.
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Publisher's Summary

Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you’ll never be the same again.

On your journey you’ll find the answers to 3 of life’s most important questions:

  • The Question of Existence:

Why am I alive?

  • The Question of Significance:

Does my life matter?

  • The Question of Purpose:

What on earth am I here for?

Transform your life. Start your journey today.

Please Note: this audio references accompanying material that is not included with the purchase of the audiobook.

©1997 Rick Warren (P)2012 Zondervan

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    Alberto Sao Paulo, Brazil 03-03-13
    Alberto Sao Paulo, Brazil 03-03-13
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    "Very well reasoned and contagiuos, with big bias"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The preaches are very nicely achived, and very well founded. The narrative and the passion of Rick is contagious. But I didn't like that at certain point of the book, little by little, it hints that the purpose of everyone's life is to live in the church, by the church and for the church. The book doesn't show a way to find your purpose, it tries to convince you that everyone 's purpose is the church.


    Did The Purpose Driven Life inspire you to do anything?

    The book inspires to take action and fix several flaws you may have in your path for a more spiritual christian life.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew LOVELAND, CO, United States 09-30-14
    Andrew LOVELAND, CO, United States 09-30-14

    Trust God.

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    What did you love best about The Purpose Driven Life?

    I've enjoyed listening to this book because while it is intended to be read/listened to in 40 days, it's easy to pick back up if you break the pattern. Rick Warren does a good job of explaining his ideas with analogies and short sayings that are easy to remember.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Loriel13 Boston MA 04-27-14
    Loriel13 Boston MA 04-27-14 Listener Since 2006

    Love facts..hate drivel. Want cutting edge resesrch that is relevant to my daily life - what effects me - you - us. No "50 Shades" for me.

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    "It has commercials in between chapters - ICK"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they are Christian. I love the author and his style. I listen to his podcasts regularly. he makes Christianity, well, not so "offensive" as I remember it from childhood. He makes it OK and understandable. Now, if I could just get past my doubts I have about the translation of the Bible.
    And, if they would remove the commercials in between the chapters read by the lady with the sickening voice, it would be far better!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rick Warren? Why or why not?

    Yes. I like his style. He is down to earth and humorous.


    What does Rick Warren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His delivery is pretty darn awesome. He sounds like the kind of guy you's want to have a beer with - to be your neighbor - to be your friend.


    Could you see The Purpose Driven Life being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No - it is not a story.


    Any additional comments?

    LOSE THE DARN COMMERCIALS IN BETWEEN THE CHAPTERS! The sappy voice of the lady that reads these makes me want to vomit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Jackson, MS, United States 12-19-12
    Michelle Jackson, MS, United States 12-19-12
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    "purposeful and life giving"

    this book puts in prospective what life is all about and how we should live with a purpose. When our Savior returns for us we will surely be prepared if we live life on purpose.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Sundown, TX, United States 02-04-13
    Michael Sundown, TX, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It will change your life."
    What did you love best about The Purpose Driven Life?

    It is practical and easy to apply in my life.


    What other book might you compare The Purpose Driven Life to and why?

    The 7 habit's but more down to earth.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was very emotional. I changed the way i think.


    Any additional comments?

    Please read this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deb Granada Hills, CA, United States 03-07-13
    Deb Granada Hills, CA, United States 03-07-13
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    "Religious content vs. Spiritual"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    NOFor me the wording and references were too Religious. It was heavy on Bible and Jesus quotes. I respect all religions. I am very spiritual but not religious. It was too difficult to get past the religious tone to hear the message.


    What could Rick Warren have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I LOVED his interview with Oprah Winfrey. He kept it to a level open to people of all faiths. I was quite disappointed when I started listening to the book.


    Which character – as performed by Rick Warren – was your favorite?

    It was well presented .... music a bit "hokey" and sentimental


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE the idea of a purpose driven life and that is my goal in my life. I have great love and appreciation for Rick Warren in the work he does. It would be of great value to present it in a form that would be accepted by a wider scope of people if he just remove the religious references.....but he IS a Preacher (Minister).Thank you!Peace

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Doru Ghedeon Bere 02-24-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Everyone should read this book."

    Great read on living with purpose. The author shares the beautiful balance between playing your role in the big picture and discovering and developing your unique S.H.A.P.E.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Young 02-23-15
    Tanya Young 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Book should be required reading in middle schools"

    Yes yes yes !!! I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE. I pray this book be required reading in middle schools and should be addendum to bibles at time of purchase. I've read and re-read this book 3 times and will read again.

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    Maria S. California 02-23-15
    Maria S. California 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good book to help transform your life"
    Would you listen to The Purpose Driven Life again? Why?

    I will continue to listen to it in order to review the suggestions and implement them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Purpose Driven Life?

    Too many to name


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia L Hagens 02-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent read!"

    This book explained a lot of valuable information, that would help you move forward in your life and help others.

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    On the down-side this book sounds like a very long-winded sermon. It's very black and white and Rick often states opinion as fact...which he tries so very hard to justify by continually saying 'the bible says...' and in all honesty there were a fair few times when I felt instead like throwing the bible squarely back at Rick. In a nutshell, when Rick is on form he is undeniably correct and you wil find yourself at the very least actively nodding in agreement.On the other side, Rick can be infuriating to listen to. When he's right he's spot on...otherwide he's totally off the mark. There's no inbetween or grey. For example Rick states that we are 'slaves to God'..on number of occasions his use of language frustrated and even offended. Three stars though because there is a lot of good in this book....best taken in small doses.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Brilliant!"

    Thank you for such an eye opening book. It really helps understand what we are on earth for.
    I recommend this book to all.

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    "Religious Rhetoric"
    What would have made The Purpose Driven Life better?

    Less god and more practical advice


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Warren again?

    No way


    Did Rick Warren do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    It's not a charater driven story with a narative.

    Unless you count God as a 1 dimenstional character


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Depressing,

    The advice was nonsense delivered by sad sound voices. Intercut with sad music every 5-10 which sounds like the sad hulk music


    Any additional comments?

    Depressing, disappointing , I have subscribed to a book a month since 2007 and this is the only book I didn't want to finish. I wish I could have had that months credit refunded.

    I would recommend seth godin , malcolm gladwell, psycho-cybernetics or the power of habbit over this tripe

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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