You Were Born For This

My first glance at the new book by Bruce Wilkinson (author of The Prayer of Jabez) prompted the thought, Didn't Rick Warren already write a wildly successful book on finding your life's purpose? But that's just because of the title.

But Wilkinson goes well beyond finding your overarching purpose in life. He writes compellingly and convincingly in You Were Born For This,
You were born to live a supernatural life doing God's work by God's power. You were born to walk out your door each morning believing that God will use you to deliver a necessary miracle today.
Some will quibble with his definition of miracle. Others will fault him for breaking down the process of partnering with God's Spirit into simple, methodical steps. But the purpose of this book--to help Christ-followers realize and function in their role as "a sent person who shares God's heart for people and who intentionally partners with the Spirit to do God's work through acts of proactive dependence on Him to deliver His miracle to others"--is made simple and appealing in the book's very readable pages.

The book was made more compelling to me because the author has earned such deep respect from me for the various global initiatives he has founded, including organizations that recruited and trained thousands of Americans to address hunger, AIDS, and poverty in Africa (some of which he refers to, always humbly, in the book). It was also obvious throughout the book that Wilkinson is not making stuff up; he has lived the truth he speaks, year after year, in one circumstance after another. And the book delivers on its promise to "change how readers see their world, and what they expect God can do through them." I've already recommended it to numerous people.

The book is scheduled to be released today, September 15th, and you can go here to see all the options for finding, ordering, and/or downloading the book.

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