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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.


    3 of 3 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 6 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

    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Maya Douglasville, GA, United States 08-14-14
    Maya Douglasville, GA, United States 08-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Book"
    Would you listen to The Purpose Driven Life again? Why?

    Yes and I have.


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

    Great proofs from the bible that we have a purpose.


    What about Rick Warren’s performance did you like?

    Really liked hearing the author read this.


    0 of 0 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.

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    Maggie J Detroit, MI United States 03-14-14
    Maggie J Detroit, MI United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "EXCELLENT !!"
    Where does The Purpose Driven Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a most Insightful and inspirational book. It's easy to understand and it gives easy to follow directions!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Biblical base.


    Have you listened to any of Rick Warren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time I have listened to him.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    To give thanks & praise to God ALL the time.


    Any additional comments?

    I needed this . . . .

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    Kurt Schneider Beantown, Massachusetts USA 02-19-14
    Kurt Schneider Beantown, Massachusetts USA 02-19-14

    I am actually Kurt's wife - he gave me this account as a gift, so it is in his name. Audible is awesome!

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    "Answers THAT question you always wanted to ask!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It IS very much based on the Bible, but then, if you are looking at this book, you know Rick is a Pastor. As someone that had bad experiences in several churches growing up, and not a fan of God's "fan clubs" (what I call organized religious groups) - I REALLY enjoy Rick's books, podcasts and overall style. Even if you are not a believer in God, there are so many things in this book that are worth hearing and learning. We have to live with 7 billion others on this planet - there are so many gems in this book that are helpful to any human being.


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

    Too many to list....I am listening to it again in fact....


    What about Rick Warren’s performance did you like?

    I just LOVE his story-telling style - I think that is my favorite part - he makes learning FUN! He is humorous and down-to-earth. He's the kind of guy you would wanna sit on the porch with a drink a glass of iced tea. Not at all a typical "preacher."


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Purpose Driven Life?

    Gosh, way too many to list. Way too many. So many good quotes (not just biblical either) and so many good insights based on common sense...I think that it made me see that life s worth living...which I didn't think it was before.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a listen! Well worth your time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valorus Orlando 02-17-14
    Valorus Orlando 02-17-14
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    What made the experience of listening to The Purpose Driven Life the most enjoyable?

    I went into this book based on a recommendation from a friend so I was unsure what to expect. I'm a Christian in every sense of the word and I wanted to find a way to better live my life. After listening to this book my eyes are as the title of my review suggests: Wide open. So many questions I've had were answered and by listening I realized that while I strive to be a good person, I do fall very far from hitting the perfect mark.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rick does a great job of talking to you and not preaching to you. I think if you have someone telling you what you should do, how you should do it, and then back it all up with Scripture really goes a long way at helping people understand why something should be done. For me it was tithing. My parents did, I know lots of other people who do it, but I never really saw the reason to struggle even more financially by tithing. How wrong I have been.


    What about Rick Warren’s performance did you like?

    He has a nice tone and very easy to listen to.


    What did you learn from The Purpose Driven Life that you would use in your daily life?

    I think the big take away for me is knowing that even though I may not be perfect, I'm not really expected to be. I've learned that worship is very different from what I was taught worship was.


    0 of 0 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 2011
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lynn jeffreys bay, South Africa 02-05-13
    lynn jeffreys bay, South Africa 02-05-13
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    What did you love best about The Purpose Driven Life?

    Content and the fact that the author is presenting the book himself.


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

    None as yet


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the entire book


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Up and Down"

    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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    Swords, Ireland
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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