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The Purpose DrivenĀ® Life Releases from Zondervan

  • 2002 17 Oct
<i>The Purpose Driven® Life</i> Releases from Zondervan

Following in the footsteps of the award-winning The Purpose-Driven® Church, The Purpose Driven® Life has released this month from Zondervan Publishers

Written by Dr. Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in southern California, The Purpose Driven® Life is divided into 40 short chapters for use as a daily devotional or to be studied by small groups, as well as churches participating in the nationwide "40 Days of Purpose" campaign occurring this fall.

The Purpose Driven® Life has already been endorsed by fellow author Bruce Wilkinson who says, "I predict The Purpose-Driven® Life will become the My Utmost for His Highest of the 21st century".  Billy and Franklin Graham have also said that "this book will guide you to greatness—through living the Great Commandment and the Great Commission."
By helping readers understand God’s incredible plan for their lives, Dr. Warren enables them to see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God created them to live.  A 12-track CD, Songs for a Purpose-Driven® Life:  What On Earth Am I Here For?, has released simultaneously and is designed to be used with the 40-day spiritual journey described in the book.  Featuring passionate songs by top Christian music artists (Natalie Grant, Kevin Max, Nicole C. Mullen, Take 6, Charles Billingsley, etc.), the compilation is available through Maranatha! Music.
For more information about Dr. Rick Warren and The Purpose Driven® Life, visit, an online community for ministers founded by Warren which has 60,000 subscribing pastors who receive his free, weekly email newsletter.