Your life was meant to be an adventure!
For many, searching for their life’s purpose is a frustrating and fruitless pursuit. But don’t despair! You were created to live a significant life!
With wisdom and care, author, counselor, and therapist, Dr. Barry Ham leads you to the key that unlocks a life of meaning: knowing and fulfilling the will of God.
If you have ever doubted your life’s worth, floundered in search of direction, or been burdened by a feeling of insignificance, the insights within these pages will lead you to the confidence that comes with finding your purpose in God’s faithful hands.
In this book, discover...
- Validation: it is both normal and healthy to ponder the meaning of life.
- Encouragement: the purpose of your life is clear and knowable.
- Fulfillment: the blessings of following God’s will are within your reach.
- Transformation: discovering your purpose positively impacts every sphere of life discovering your purpose positively impacts every sphere of life.
- Adventure: embark on the thrilling journey that God created your life to be.
Conquer discouragement and confusion. Begin the adventure of following God’s will today!
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About the Author
Barry D. Ham, Ph.D. is a college professor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and an author and speaker. He received an MS in Psychology from Abilene Christian University, followed by a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from California State University. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern California University. He lives in the Colorado Springs area with his wife, and their two Goldendoodles. He and his wife have grown children, and their families, who live inside and outside of Colorado.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What, Where, Why?-An Introduction to God's Reasons 19
Section 1 Love God With Everything in You 37
Chapter 2 He Longs for a Relationship-Relating with My Creator 39
Chapter 3 You're Not the Boss of Me Relinquishing Control 55
Chapter 4 Hurry Up and Slow Down-Developing an Authentic Connection 71
Section 2 Love Your Neighbor 87
Chapter 5 My Neighbor Might Be Easier-Marriage 89
Chapter 6 My Neighbor Might Be Way Easier-Parenting 105
Chapter 7 Finally…My Neighbor-Relating with Others 123
Chapter 8 Don't Touch My Stuff-Wealth 145
Section 3 Love Yourself 163
Chapter 9 Do You Talk to Yourself?-Relating with Self-Part 1 165
Chapter 10 Do You Talk to Yourself?-Relating with Self-Part 2 181
Chapter 11 What Am I Going to Do When I Grow Up?-God-Given Jobs 197
Chapter 12 Finally…What Should I Do?-Decision Making Beyond the Known 213
Chapter 13 Let's Go to Wally World-Retirement (Legacy) 229
Chapter 14 Your Life Is Not an Accident-Your Purpose and Developing a Plan 245
Appendix Scriptures Related to Purpose 265
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Directional Guide for Living with Purpose and Knowing God’s Design for Your Life Using practical illustrations drawn from life, and selected biblical certainties, Barry D. Ham, Ph. D. helps the reader establish a pattern for living life to the fullest. Step by step Dr. Ham establishes foundational truths in a quest for meaning and purpose in life. He leads the reader into a life of adventure, significance, and meaning. He provides insight that replaces doubts with confidence, fulfillment, and discovery. A college professor, marriage, and family therapist, Dr. Ham is authentic. He writes with clarity and confidence. Dr. Ham asks and addresses the hard questions, foundational questions that need to be answered, questions on the meaning of life, the purpose of life, God’s will for an individual’s life, and how this impacts all of life. The book is divided into three parts: Love God with everything you have. Love your neighbor, and love yourself. I was challenged to become more intentional in my quest for direction as I enter into a new phase or season in my life journey. I am in the process of examining my focus and reestablishing my goals in areas of family, ministry, and recreational activities as I seek to know and pursue God’s purpose. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.