God's Power to Change Your Life

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Harper Collins, 2006 - Religion - 236 pages
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What does it take to…Become more loving?Live more peacefully?Develop patience? Have self-control?“In the years I have been a pastor,” writes Rick Warren, “the number-one question I'm asked is, 'Rick, why can't I change?'” People want to change—but they're stuck.Do you want to get unstuck? Here's how.Drawing simple but powerful truths from the Bible, this book gives you practical guidance for specific types of change, and it links you up with the power to actually make the changes you long to make.As you apply the truth of God's Word by the power of his Spirit, your life will change. You'll move out of your rut—and get on track with God's wonderful purposes for your life.
 

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This is a spiritual book written by a pastor. In case you wonder, yes I’m a Christian and I especially recommend Christian teenagers to read this book. Here’s why.
This book gives clear reminders
about living with purpose as a Christian. The paramount thing is to trust God’s unique plan for each of us and to follow His lead no matter what. It reminds me that we should not rely in our own power but instead, pray and seek for God’s guidance.
Furthermore, it gives practical guidance in applying God’s Word in our daily lives. This includes clear steps in growing spiritual fruits. It reminds me that the fruit of spirit will be produced in us only if we fully trust Him with our lives, which most people prefer to rely on themselves. As an example, it explained why Christians have the spiritual fruit of Joy. We are joyful not because of the absence of suffering, but the presence God. In short words, it is the hope we have in Christ that makes us rejoice. No matter how problems can frustrate us, we should stand strong because no problem is too big for God. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1)
Not clear of your purpose of living? Not sure how to pray in different situations? This is the book that you are missing in your spiritual life!
Bettina (CSS)
 

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Contents

Preface
9
The Power to Change Your Life
11
Gods Part and My Part in Changing Me
27
Becoming a More Loving Person
47
The Choice to Rejoice
65
Peaceful Living in an Uptight World
81
Developing Your Patience
99
Putting on a Little Kindness
119
Living the Good Life
137
The One Who Can Be Counted On
157
A Gentle Approach
175
Developing SelfControl
195
A Productive Life
215
Bible Translations
233
Notes
235
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Evangelical pastor Richard Duane "Rick" Warren was born in San Jose, California on January 28, 1954. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He worked at the Texas Ranch for Christ before founding the megachurch Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California in 1980. He has written or co-written several books including The Purpose Driven Church, The Purpose Driven Life, and The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life. He has lectured as a theologian at many universities and seminaries and was chosen in 2008 by President-elect Obama to give the invocation at his inauguration ceremony.

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