Offers spiritual fulfillment through an understanding of God's plan for a meaningful life.
Offers spiritual fulfillment through an understanding of God's plan for a meaningful life.
A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed. Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!
We choose so many paths searching for meaning, and they fail us. You were meant for more than beauty. You are more than a bank account or a big house or a fancy car. The sum of who you are cannot be defined by your intelligence, sexual prowess, or by any of the things we use in an attempt to give our lives meaning. Have you ever wondered why you were born, why you are here? is it really possible to find your purpose and live it? the resounding answer is yes! Darrell Wise investigates the universal question of purpose of life—why are we all here? Then Darrell goes on to give guidelines for finding your individual purpose. In fact, living out your purpose in this life leads to purpose in the next life, For all of eternity. In this intelligent and inspirational work, Darrell outlines in a clear, logical way why we cannot understand our purposes without turning to God. it is only when we take into account the Trust Factor that we can ever hope to find meaning.
Book Description Did you know that God has an amazing plan for your Life? Welcome to Purpose of a Christian Life, a book that, at its core, answers some of our most fundamental questions, and reveals the mystery of God's glorious plan for our lives. Have you ever stopped to wonder what God has in store for you? Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Don't worry, you are not alone. We all have a deep void within us that can only be filled by God. Consequently, this innate need guides us to discover his undying love, mercy and purpose for our lives. Join me as we journey together to find that purpose. One thing is certain, after reading this book, not only will you have a clear vision of God's magnificent plan for your life, but you will attain a greater understating of his message. After all,God's love is transcendent, unshakable and everlasting. Hear What the Critics are Saying "Very Inspirational and Powerful; everyone should read this book. Purpose of a Christian Life is by far one of the best Christian books to have come out in the last decade." -Mary Jones -Valley Daily News "I give this book Five Stars All The Way! This book makes my list as one of the top reads in the Christian genre. Anyone of Faith will enjoy this book very much." -Theresa Davis –Alliance Media Group "Purpose of a Christian Life was a very powerful and thought provoking book. Every generation, young and old, should have to read this book. Ten Thumbs Up." -Dave Baker -Book Bloggers of America "This was an excellent book even though it was short, I ended up reading it in less than a day; however, it has a very strong and positive message. A Must Read." -Lisa Cooper -Literary Times Inc. "Purpose of a Christian Life was a very interesting and unique book. It had a very solid message about love and forgiveness. Highly Recommend." -Emma Righter -Writers United Group "Amazing Book! I fell to my knees at the end and cried. This book reminded me why I became a born-again Christian. Its messages are not only powerful, but also true." -Carl Mosner –Readers Cove Unlimited "A friend from work recommended this book to me and although I am not a Christian, I was still moved by its Powerful Message." -Lee Ratner –Daily Media Trends, Inc. "What a Magnificent Book. From the moment I started reading it I just couldn't put it down. Every man, woman and child should read Purpose of a Christian Life. Truly inspiring." -Jordy Crabel -The Kendal Group "Wonderful Book! I actually bought it for my son-in-law and ended up reading it as well. It offered me a fresh perspective on my Christian journey." -Morty Ruslan–Crest Haven Baptist "I read this book as part of a Bible study group; I am glad we found this spiritual gold nugget, it has changed my life. Eye Opening." -Laura Thomas –Blogging for Jesus, Inc. Message From the Author If you could have a private conversation with Jesus Christ and ask him anything you wanted, what would ask him? What am I doing here? What does God want from me? We stumble along, fumbling for answers to some of the most difficult questions in this ambiguity of the human condition that we refer to as life, and fail to realize that everything happens for a reason. God has a plan for you; he has a plan me. There's a plan for all of us. "I am a radical follower of Christ, with whom I have a deep and intimate connection. In him I will store all of my faith for the remainder of my days." Ivan King Author's Favorite Quote "Life is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel."
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the concentration camp prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.
In this brilliant and original book, Adamova presents the world in a different way and shares her inspirational formula of faith and optimism.
Life without purpose is meaningless, but where do we find our purpose? Purpose Restoration: Finding True Purpose in Life, by Kaluba Kapapula, provides great insight into the lives of Christians, reminding readers of our call to be holy and obedient to the Lord. Remove the things in your life that are keeping you from seeking the Lord whole-heartedly and be ready to be restored! ''Kaluba Kapupla has risen from the copper-rich Zambia to bring us golden revelations from God. A relatively new name now, but soon to be a common literary name, he is an anointed young man with fervor and fire for changing lives. Open your eyes and listen with your heart, and you will be spellbound, riveted, and drawn to introspection. I have known him for many years and his integrity, honor, and heart for the gospel is immeasurable. Each time he has opened his mouth or penned words on a page, he has imparted wisdom from God.
Misty Edwards tackles the difficult questions of finding meaning in seasons of success and failure, smallness and greatness, pain and pleasure as we live lives that are, in the end, not of this world.
Everyone has felt stuck at some point in life. Our inertia is gone, momentum is wiped out, and life trudges on devoid of passion. But God has so much more than this planned for his daughters. With passion and enthusiasm, Pat Layton invites women to imagine their world unstuck--a place where they feel at peace with the past, find purpose in the present, and revel in the possibilities that the future holds. With her rousing Unstuck Manifesto, she delves deep into the areas readers get stuck in the most--relationships, finances, ministry, career, and more--and, with the Scriptures as her guide, unveils the path to positive forward movement.
And within the ball were two spindles; and the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness. What if, when you came into this world, you received a compass to guide you in your journey through life? How much better would your life be? How much more purpose, direction, and insight would you have? In the Liahona Principle, you will find that we all have access to such a compass. You will learn, as Nephi and Lehi of old, that there is a Liahona to guide us in life's journey, help us solve problems, and give us insight and understanding. You will learn how simple it is to use that Liahona and how profound its blessings can be. You will be inspired as you read stories of how others discovered what they needed to know, feel, or do as they looked into their Liahona. If you would like more inspired direction and enlightened purpose in your life, then the Liahona Principle is a book you must read.
Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose. While the search for meaning and purpose appears to be a constant throughout human history, there are characteristics about our current time period that make this search different from any other previous time, particularly for college students. In this book, Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson explore college students’ search for meaning and purpose and the role that higher education plays. To shed empirical light on this complex issue, the authors draw on in-depth interviews with four hundred college students from different types of institutions across the United States. They also analyze three sets of national survey data: the National Study of Youth and Religion, College Students Beliefs and Values, and their own Gallup-conducted survey of 2,500 college students. Their research identifies important social, educational, and cultural influences that shape students’ quests and the answers they find. Arguing against a utilitarian view of education, Glanzer, Hill, and Johnson conclude that colleges and universities can and should cultivate and aid students in their journeys, and they offer suggestions for doing so.
Purpose. We all have one, but very few actually know what theirs is. In this powerful book by Julianna Hynes, PhD, readers everywhere will find the keys to unlocking their God-given destiny. Dr. Hynes' own journey to success wasn't easy. Her life wasn't at all like she had planneda "she was a single parent stuck in a job going nowhere with no clue as to her purpose in life. While attending a class, Dr. Hynes drew out her vision for her life. She began taking active steps to fulfill her God-given purpose, finding that God constantly provided her with the means to achieve. Within these pages she shows readers how to analyze their strengths and interests to find their purpose, teaching readers how to overcome the obstacles that may stand in their way. By using her helpful questions and worksheets to refine goals and make a plan, you will find that in no time at all, you will be Living on Purpose "
Understanding and using the six paths to discover your life purpose.
Here in one book - presented in brief easy to grasp bites - is what I've learned from the ultimate failure, bankruptcy, to the ultimate survival in life, to be living my dreams in my ideal lifestyle. Oozing with often shocking life truths drawn from the likes of Socrates, Gandhi, Walt Disney, George Lucas, Buddha, Gurdjieff, Benjamin Franklin, Lao Tzu and others, plus what I've learned personally from an eventful life, this is a compact exploration of how to safely negotiate the minefield of life. ABOUT THE AUTHOR After working at numerous Melbourne ad agencies the author established his own freelance copywriting business which ran for over 10 years. After his life and business crashed and burned he retired to the country to live The Simple Single life. Today he lives alone in a quiet seaside fishing village across the bay from Melbourne to continue to write more books about life, to write and blog on the Internet and hang out with his 2 grown daughters and 2 adorable granddaughters.
Drawing on the revelatory results of a landmark study, William Damon -- one of the country's leading writers on the lives of young people, whose book Greater Expectations won the Parents' Choice Award -- brilliantly investigates the most pressing issue in the lives of youth today: why so many young people are "failing to launch" -- living at home longer, lacking career motivation, struggling to make a timely transition into adulthood, and not yet finding a life pursuit that inspires them. His groundbreaking study shows that about one-fifth of youth today are thriving -- highly engaged in activities they love and developing a clear sense of what they want to do with their lives -- but approximately one-fourth are still rudderless, at serious risk of never fulfilling their potential. The largest portion are teetering on the brink, in need of guidance to help them move forward: some are "dabblers" who pursue strings of disconnected interests with no real commitment; others, "dreamers" who have no realistic plans or understanding of what success will require. What makes the difference? Damon shows that the key ingredient for the highly engaged is that they have developed a clear sense of purpose in their lives that motivates them and gives them direction. Based on in-depth interviews, he takes readers inside the minds of the disengaged and drifting kids and exposes their confusion and anxiety about what they should do with their lives. He then offers compelling portraits of the young people who are thriving and identifies the nine key factors that have made the difference for them, presenting simple but powerful methods that parents and all adults can and must employ in order to cultivate that energized sense of purpose in young people that will launch them on the path to a deeply satisfying and productive life.