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What are you looking for?,
This review is from: The Purpose Driven Life : What on Earth Am I Here For? (Paperback)
The Purpose Driven Life takes us on a 40 day spiritual journey -- a basic exploration of God's purpose for our lives. Each day offers a lesson loaded with scripture and wrapped up with a brief summary point, a verse to remember and a question to consider. Great premise, but before picking up this book, ask yourself one question -- what am I looking for?
If you consider C.S. Lewis and Oswald Chambers to be a "light read", this book was not written for you. The Purpose Driven Life was written for the rest of us who are looking to glean Biblical wisdom and apply it to our lives for God's glory, without spending hours dissecting it. The author hasn't served up pablum here, but he has cut the meat into bite size chunks. Are you looking for a simple presentation or an intellectual challenge?
The author has used fifteen different biblical translations to "help you see God's truth in new, fresh ways." This will be refreshing to some, and a source of major frustration to others. Are you looking for eclectic, contemporary translations or do you value uniformity?
The Purpose Driven Life is a hamburger with all the toppings. Some will like it just the way it is, some will choose to pick off the toppings they don't like and eat what's left, and others will snub the burger because it isn't a steak.