The Purpose Driven Life is just over 300 pages in length with over 1,200 scriptural references.
That's approximately 4 scriptures referenced per page. I'm sure it took a lot of work to be able to gather, from all the scripture, those verses that pertain to having a relationship with Christ.
I read a lot. Rick Warren's book is not perfect, but it does a good job of exposing people to scriptures that can motivate them to pursue God.
I thought the book did a good job of focusing on God and His Word, and encouraging them to learn more and put into practice God's ways.
[-1] August 20, 2016 at 3:32pm
Nothing I have read or heard leads me to believe he gave his life to Christ. In fact, nowhere is Christ and saving faith even mentioned. I’m not saying it did not happen – that’s God’s call, but repentance and forgiveness of sin through Christ is just not there.
 August 20, 2016 at 3:25pm
That’s great. He needed to get his life right and Warren’s book is a good start. I’d suggest he read the Bible because that’s the only book that brings true, life-altering change. Warren can point the way but he cannot change a heart.
 August 16, 2016 at 11:44am
Oh Buck…you are a voice of intelligence, reason and logic crying out in a wilderness of kool-aid addicted nincompoops. It’s hopeless and we all know that but you keep doing what you’re doing because someone has to. I guess. Frankly, I’m beginning to think this idiotic country deserves the president they get and, oh well, if they want a lying, thieving, criminal mob-boss for a president, then let’s give it to ‘em. Maybe in the next four years there will be some states (led by Texas) that will see the light and succeed from this mess the progressive Marxists have created. I, for one, will be among the first in line. Thank you, Buck, for what you do on the ship of fools known as CNN.
July 24, 2016 at 4:39pm
I have a lot of respect for Eric Metaxas but, I’m sorry sir, my vote is my own and I will vote as I see fit. The only thing I know for sure, I will never, ever, in this life, vote for Hillary Clinton. Never, no never. I also will not vote for Gary Johnson, a drug user. We don’t need another druggie in the White House and he doesn’t have a chance anyway. As to the Constitution party guy, I don’t even know his name and he doesn’t have a chance either. I’ve never been more confused and unsure of what to do than I am now. I just know I won’t be told I’m not a good Christian if I don’t vote for Trump. Personally, I believe that either way, it’s “Good night, Irene” for America and it’s very sad, but we’ve done it to ourselves. God help us.
 July 22, 2016 at 2:44pm
Mr. Leibowitz, you are not funny and your buddy Colbert is not funny. I don’t give a rat’s rear end about your opinion on anything. No, the country does not belong exclusively to the Republican party but it doesn’t belong exclusively to your precious Democrat party either. It doesn’t belong exclusively to Trump, Hillary, Obama or Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It is a country, “of the people, by the people and for the people.” And that includes me, and every other legal citizen of the US. Even you. You and your ilk will wake up one day and wonder where your freedom went so please know that I will be here screaming at all you Hollywood and NYC losers who think you are so brilliant and clever…”I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!”
 May 26, 2016 at 11:03am
Mickey Weinstein is a complete wingnut and troublemaker. He hates Christianity and has made it his life’s work to erase God from the Air Force Academy. For some reason the AFA seems to bow down to his wishes. He is why there is now a goofy wiccan “chapel” on the grounds. His day is coming when he faces the God he denies, but until that day comes he’s a boil on the butt of Colorado Springs and the AFA.
The AF as a whole jumps when he says jump. Disgusting.
 March 6, 2016 at 3:43pm
If you knew what you were talking about, you’d know the knife comment was directed at Stu as a joke, but I do recall Trump saying something about killing someone on 5th Ave.
 February 15, 2016 at 4:33pm
Well, it’s not exactly a “blessing” for the child that ends up dead.
 February 14, 2016 at 3:26pm
Oh, give me a break…”Obama mourns…” Funniest thing I’ve heard all year. After BO finished his happy dance, he ordered drinks for everyone and started planning the celebration party. The country is doomed, folks. Believe it.
 January 18, 2016 at 3:29pm
Whether you write, 2 Corinthians or II Corinthians or say, “2nd” or “2″ – it’s not an error. The numbers, chapter and verse designations aren’t in the original anyway so who cares how you say or write it. Of all the complaints about Trump, this is the stupidest. There are far more substantial reasons to be wary of him. Dumb article, Blaze.
It's all they got. Cruz is bleeding. Exposed as a fraud. 7 Stages of Denial in effect.
"The numbers, chapter and verse designations aren’t in the original anyway so who cares how you say or write it."
Chapters and verses may not have been there, but since it was Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth, it most certainly does matter how it's said. You wouldn't say "In mom's two letter about her trip", you would say "In mom's second letter about her trip".
If you don't see the difference then you need some serious help. It's written as 2 or II, but it's said as second.
Trump is trying to pass himself off as more than what he really is. The voters are lapping it up. At this point, his supporters are no different from Obama supporters.
The original wasn't in English, either.
 December 22, 2015 at 3:55pm
I’ve never seen that stupid show, 30 Rock, so it was lost on me, but I’m sick of the Palin-mocking so if she does something to mock back…good on her. The Palin Derangement Syndrome is SO OLD, give it a rest, progressives. You can’t hurt her and you never will because she’s at peace within herself and you never will be.
Really I see more of Him in that than the cause.. the cause is secondary to his ego..
You see what you want see and make statements to serve your own ego. The later makes you a hypocrite.
Oh Solzh if that is what I do then who am I that you know can see that brings attention to myself ..I am but the messenger.. as is Ed below your claim is not scriptural and you know my screen name only which brings attention not to me..So your claim is false and found wanting...
 December 9, 2015 at 2:28pm
Comey may get fired for this but cheers to anyone who will go against the emperor and tell the truth.
 December 1, 2015 at 6:29pm
Schultz did a good thing when he ended with the true meaning of Christmas, however, he used the King James version which is a little misleading. The closest to the original is: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:4 (ESV) Not quite the same and I don’t really think our glorious leader would like that translation quite as much. That he doesn’t mention Jesus is no surprise. He only uses Jesus when he’s trying to make Americans feel guilty. The man is very, very predictable.
@hialitude: I found your comment about the KJV and the translation of Luke 2:4-18 quite interesting. I went to a Bible site…http://www.biblestudytools.com and compared the verses among several different translations. Apparently, the KJV and the NKJV are the only two versions with that major discrepancy. That IS a major difference. Thank you for bringing that excellent point up!!
 November 28, 2015 at 4:59pm
I know, right? It is mystifying that they fight for the right to kill but refuse to acknowledge that what they do ever involves loss of life.
This same "preacher" would call this psycho a domestic terrorist but hesitate to call homegrown islamic terrorists, terrorists. That ain't no church inviting that planned parenthood turd to speak.
 November 28, 2015 at 4:56pm
Unitarianism does not represent me as a Christian in any way whatsoever, so thank you for that. Officer Sawsey, as a fellow believer in Christ, does represent Christianity well because he put aside his personal beliefs and gave his life protecting and saving people in a “business” that is against everything he believes in. That, my friend, is a true Christian. And, for the record, I respect your right to believe as you do. It saddens me, but it’s your choice, so that’s it. (I’m not being snarky either…I am serious and sincere.)
Thats the way all of us think. Some random folks just don't like what we say. As if we give a rats ass.
HIALTITUDE, thank you for a polite response and I respect your choices too. While I do not agree with how Christians get to their viewpoint I respect what it is they are supposed to represent.
And believe it or not but I follow Jesus' two commandments, they are a core part of my philosophy.. Indeed, I have found that I follow them more so than many Christians I know.
I understand Christians' anger at the nutball atheists like those of FFRF - I have nothing but disgust for those atheists too - I just want Christians to understand that not all atheists are like that. Likewise, atheists need to understand that not all those who fall under the label of Christian are the same as those from this church or Westboro Baptist Church.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and yours.
All Christians are the same just like how all muslims are the same
 November 28, 2015 at 3:13pm
Why is he in Colorado? One word: Pot. Thanks a lot, idiot voters, not only do we have to deal with stinky towns and cities, stoned drivers in addition to drunks, kids in local ER’s because they got into mommy and daddy’s stash of “candy”…now we get every nut job on the planet who decides to shoot people on an off day.
tude: I'm not so sure about your evaluation on Pot. If he had been "toked-up" he would have mellowed out. So why did he choose Colorado? Probably that's as far as he could get on his Welfare check from South or North Carolina. You know, the "end of the road" sort of scenario? Now he has "three hots and a cot" for the rest of his life. Let's hope it's a short one at that.
Yes, this is all because of pot. You are an idiot.
There is a pot shortage in NC? Illegal weed good? Legal weed bad?
I suppose you blame the gun for his violent acts. You are obviously clueless as to the availability of weed. It’s not likely anyone in this country would need to travel more than a mile to find it. Why not just make people accountable for their actions instead of coming up with excuses? He did it because he's a terrible human being.
 November 27, 2015 at 5:15pm
No, it’s not a gun free zone and we have open carry in Colorado, although there are individual businesses that are gun free. Pot is legal but is not sold for recreational use in Colorado Springs. I doubt seriously that pot has anything whatsoever to do with this situation and it’s not certain that PP was targeted. Looks more like the media glommed onto it because the shooter entered the building to get away from police. Too much uncertainty now.
The Communist City of Denver banned open carry. There are calls to ban it in the Springs. If you live in Colorado join Rocky Mountain Gun Owners RMGO.org the loons will be calling for more gun control. Constitutional Carry is being introduced in 2016 as well.
The report I just heard on 9news at 9pm on channel 20 local, was that the gunman took cover in the planned parenthood clinic. The way they said it made it sound like he maybe didn't intend to kill PP personnel. Still all guessing though.