Rick Warren and the Purpose That Drives Him: An Insider Looks at the Phenomenal Bestseller

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Millions of Christians and non–Christians have purchased The Purpose–Driven Life, inspired or intrigued by Rick Warren’s teachings and his way of “doing church.”

Now, bestselling author Richard Abanes—a former staff member at Warren’s church—takes a balanced, positive look at the controversy over the “purpose–driven” concepts, offering

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Overview

Millions of Christians and non–Christians have purchased The Purpose–Driven Life, inspired or intrigued by Rick Warren’s teachings and his way of “doing church.”

Now, bestselling author Richard Abanes—a former staff member at Warren’s church—takes a balanced, positive look at the controversy over the “purpose–driven” concepts, offering

  • a concise history of Warren’s work and an inside view of the man himself
  • a user–friendly point/counterpoint section addressing criticisms and concerns—and correcting misperceptions
  • an exclusive interview with Warren that asks the questions people want answers to

Christians will find help understanding the issues. The general reader will come away informed about—even inspired by—the story of a man and what his God is doing through him.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780736917384
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

That Old-Time Religion 7
A Murderer, a Mom, and a Miracle
More Than a Book
For What It's Worth
An Interview: Rick Warren in His Own Words 15
Affluence and Influence
The P.E.A.C.E. Plan
A New Reformation
Postmodernism and the "Emerging Church"
Orthodox on Purpose
Final Perspective
1 Here I Am, Lord 35
Faith of Our Fathers
Just a Kid
Like Father, Like Son
2 Driven by Purpose-Directed by God 43
California or Bust
A Church for the Unchurched
It's All in the Details
The Old Way or No Way
3 Seekers and Saints 55
Warren on Salvation
Doing Church
Got Life?
Benefits Based on the Bible
A Legacy of Love
4 A Watered-Down Christianity? 69
Giving Out the Good News
Doctrine that Counts
Not So Soft on Sin
5 A New Spirituality? 87
Guilt by Association
All Roads Do Not Lead to God
The Schuller Story
6 Exaltation of Self? 107
All About Me
Doing Church and Getting Saved
Just to Make You Happy
The Seeker-Sensitive Issue
Afterword: Rick Warren and His Message 125
Notes 129
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    3 stars

    For the past couple of years, The Purpose Driven Life has been making its mark on the bestseller lists and in the lives of those who have read it. Churches across the world are engaging in forty day long campaigns using it as a guideline, and at least one miracle can be linked to it. This has brought a plethora of critics of both the book and the author. Reading this slim volume will give you insight to put to rest any qualms that might arise in your heart from hearing all the cons to the Purpose Driven Life. Mr. Warren's life and the purpose at its center are examined and revealed to be soundly grounded in Christian doctrine. If you have any doubts about Mr. Warren or his writing, then read this book, and you will be able to read the other books with complete freedom.

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