The Purpose Driven Life??

Philippines
May 26, 2007 9:34am CST
I've been thinking about buying this book and the journal that comes with it. I would just like to ask those who have actually read and tried it if the book really works. Could it really give you at least an idea on your life's purpose? Because, honestly, I have been thinking about my own purpose in this world and I don't even have a slightest idea on what it is. A lot of people say that their purpose in life is helping out others, but is that really true? How can you really be sure that your existence is for helping other people. Is that all there is to it? Or do we have several purpose in life that we have to figure out?I just want to ask if this book would really enlighten me on all these thoughts that have been bugging me for quite some time.
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@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
27 May 07
you should buy the book if it it helps you take the first steps towards life's purpose. even just a single step is better than nothing. i know many will tell you bno books can tell you what to do with your life but i am a firm believer that you should seek out help be it books or course or smeniar. it will definelty be better than paying lip service and sitting hoping fate (no such thing) will knock on your door.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
27 May 07
I haven't read the book. Only some contents of the book, very inspirational. I admire you for having a thought of buying books worth reading. Books worth reading are those books that inspires us. It not just nourish our mind but our souls as well. These books can be the best selling books we can ever have. Presently I buy books written by Bo Sanchez. He is an author of best selling inspirational catholic books and magazines. He is a catholic preacher, and already have 9 best selling books published. As a christian, I do believe that reading materials help us awaken in our spiritual activities. Reading materials affect us subconsciously. I suggest that every catholic read the dedache or companion for daily scriptures. It is the bible that is the all time best-selling book.
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• Philippines
27 May 07
I sure could use a lot of inspiration. Thanks!
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
27 May 07
No problem my friend. God bless!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
27 May 07
I think you'll probably find it to be inspirational at least. The main thing to remember is that the book is only a tool. It won't GIVE you any answers but if you use it as a tool YOU will find the answers. I would also recommend finding a willing friend to go through it with you. It's good to have someone to be accountable to. But be careful WHO you choose, if they aren't as willing as you are it will be worse than doing it alone. I was in a church small group that went through it. Since there were only 4 of us the time the leader thought it would be good if we paired off. That was easy for him since his wife got to be his partner. I was paired with another man that had no interest what so ever. He said it was boring, wouldn't participate, etc. My experience was only good because I just worked extra hard on my own. So if you can find a good partner or are willing to work hard on your own then I think you'll enjoy the book. "Helping others" is an easy answer. It's a nice thing to do and makes people think good thought about you. With the book you'll realize that there is a lot more to it. You have a "main" purpose but it takes on different forms on different levels. I've backtracked and have gotten stalled so I plan on going through it all over again soon. If you ever have any questions or anything feel free to ask me!
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• Philippines
27 May 07
Yeah, a lot of people say that it's better to have a partner who would really commit to it. Thanks!
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
26 May 07
seems like you've been giving some deep thought to this issue. I've read the book you mentioned and found it useful. it outlines the purpose of our being, and the reason for mankind's existence and how we can live it with purpose. even if you don't fully agree it in the end, it would be useful in giving you insight into what a fulfilling life could be lived out. personally, I would say this book is definitely worth buying. and better if you could get a friend to read it with you and you can discuss the questions that come along. I would be happy to answer any questions you have on the book as you read along! :)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I guess I'll be buying the book anytime soon because it is also quite intriguing to read and might be very helpful and enlightening. Thanks!
@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
27 May 07
yeah man has been sent in this world with a purpose. and without a purpose God has not craeted a single thing!!!
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11 Jun 07
Well I strongly believe life's about being ourself, reason we help and be kind goes into that and I hope my life can always be driven by caring thoughts and the beat of a heart what would be there for those who needed it. Kudos, ~Joey