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What is Your Purpose in Life?

A synopsis of The Purpose Driven Life

by Rick Warren





The following will be a synopsis of the book, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Although Mr. Warren purposely quoted from several Bible translations (over 1,200 in all) in his book, this synopsis will primarily use the King James Version (KJV) or the New King James Version (NKJV), along with an exegesis of the text using its original language (Greek or Hebrew) when warranted.


This synopsis will be divided into 40 chapters according to the division that exists in Mr. Warren’s book. The main points will be listed (summarized), followed by notable quotes and then followed by the various Scripture passages used in the chapter. At the end of each chapter, this writer will state a conclusion and/or comments, as he believes appropriate.


The reader should be advised that Warren’s book is primarily focused on some of the “milk” doctrines of Scripture, teachings that are most suitable for newly “born again” (born from above) individuals (i.e., new Christians). For Christians who wish to go on to the “meat” of God’s Word, which should be the purpose of every child of God, they can fulfill this objective by activating the links to articles and reproduced books listed at the top of the home page of www.bibleone.net.

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15
Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25
Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30
Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35
Chapter 36 Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40