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The Purpose Driven Life and the Path to Your Purpose

Posted by David D'Angelo | 7/02/2008 01:30:00 PM | , | 0 comments »
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The Purpose Driven Life is a devotional book written by Christian author Rick Warren and published by Zondervan. The book has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for advice books for 174 weeks (as of May 2006). The book offers readers a 40-day personal spiritual journey, and presents what Warren says are God's five purposes for human life on Earth. It is perhaps one of the best book towards knowing your God given purpose.


Rick Warren's book offers a journey towards knowing your purpose here on Earth. It offers to give you a perspective on how to live a life that is full of purpose and meaning.

His book is in fact a book of practicality with an inclination to religious view of things. I myself believe on what he has written for in fact we are here to make a difference and that is what God had made us to do though I do not see that religious sect has something to do with it.

  • STYLE: 10 - the writing style of the author.
  • COHERENCE: 10 - books coherence and ability to deliver its message.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the depth of discussion in the book and its story.
  • EFFECTIVENESS: 9 - effectiveness of the book to deliver the message and evoke action


  • POPULARITY: 10 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 8 - my recommendation


  • TOTAL RATING: 9.50

  • But not all seems to believe that. Here is Dan Dennett, a Tufts philosophy professor and cognitive scientist, most famous for his books, Consciousness Explained (1991) and Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995). In this talk, he responds to the presentation by Pastor Rick Warren, taking issue with claims in his book, The Purpose-Driven Life.

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