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Project in Logic
Posted:Mar 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Last Updated:Mar 1, 2024 10:35 am
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The book is entitled THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE. The title gives me that this will explain my existence. At the front cover, there is a tree. I think it symbolizes life. A tree started in a seed, then it grows and eventually will die. We know the pupose of the tree, but what about life? Theres a scribble below the tree and it says " What on Earth Am I Here For?" This question was often asked by many and the book will try to help us answer this question.

Rick Warren emphasized in the introduction that this is more than just a book. Its a spiritual journey we can read with a partner or with a small group of person covering 40 days which is a significant time period. At the end of every chapter is a section called "Thinking About My Purpose" which features a"A Point to Ponder", "A Verse to Remember" and "A Question to Consider". In addition, there is a discussion we will find in the appendix.

There are a lot of resources to accompany the book in order for us to grasp its real meaning and to better interact with it. We can also log on to their website or email them for free resources.

We are also encourage not to stop after 40 days of spiritual journey. Several books are recommended at the back of the book for further readings.


Evaluation:

They say that the books purpose is to enlighten whoever reads it, make them realize their purpose in life and make them closer to God. But in my case, I became more confused. I don't know why. Maybe its because of the authors choice of words or maybe I'm just a negative person. Written below are few instances why i said it so.

Warren said that God doesnt need to create you for his own enjoyment, his delight. This statement makes me feel that Im not worthy of anything at all. What am I to him, a clown? Living to amaze him? And theres a line there too that says I have toworship Him.Well yes maybe I have to show that I'm grateful to Him for creating and giving me all the things I wanted and needed, Its all for my benefit anyway but it also made me think that He created all of this not because he loved me or anything but He badly needed to be worshiped for the things He did. A bit of a boastful little fellow, don't you think so?

Warren said that those people who don't accept these are those who wanted to be like God equally. I don't want to be like God, who wants to be? I can't replace or equally be like Him. I've accepted and treated Him as my best friend since I've received my first communion. I talked to Him a lot in everywhere I go as if He's with me but after i read this book, my views towards Him change drastically for the worst and it doesnt feel good and right. I need to have a spiritual journey again to restore the broken fellowship but where should I start? My trust in him was wrecked and Im a little skeptical to take the said journey because I'm afraid that my belief in Him may worsen.

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