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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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5 out of 5 stars
By CYNDI on 06-08-15

A MUST READ FOR CHRISTIANS

I started this book as a kickstart to the new year. Thte first couple of chapters are a little slow but I'm so hsappy that I stuck with it. By the middle of the book, I could hardly put itt down. I really liked the points to ponder and thet reflection questions. This book helped me realign my life with what God wants for it and heped me focus on the important work of building my life around eternity rather than the here and now. GREAT READ!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kurt Schneider on 02-19-14

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!

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3 out of 5 stars
By L on 02-03-13

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By celine tretou on 01-26-15

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nina on 02-23-17

Sound quality not great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The final section of this book was not as strong in sound quality as the rest of the book.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 05-24-15

Biblical based

I must have overlooked the section warning me this was biblically based. I tried to persevere and find some key learnings but was unable to.

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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

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