The Warrens have two older children, Amy and Josh, and five grandchildren. Warren is the author of The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church, two of the best-selling books in recent publishing history. Kay Warren is author of several books including Choose Joy (2012) and Say Yes to God (2010).

Saddleback Church, in Southern California, is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and Warren's wide range of speaking engagements have included the SBC Pastors' Conference and other Baptist settings. He is a graduate of two Baptist schools, holding an undergraduate degree from California Baptist University in Riverside and an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas

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Publication date: April 9, 2013