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Overview With a wealth of biblical "40 day" examples, Dr. Ireland develops a practical and accessible plan that answers the long contemplated question, "How do I perfect the purpose for which God created me?" The Bible is filled with examples of monumental events that effected great change in just 40 days. Learn how to establish and adhere to a routine for 40 days, thereby creating habits that will last a lifetime. Perfecting Your Purpose - 40 Days to a More Meaningful Life - In this inspiring and practical book, Dr. David Ireland teaches how to honor your God given reason for living - your purpose - and help bring it to fruition every day of your life. He shows you how Moses, Ezekiel, David and other biblical heroes each had a Transforming Interval, an experience that lasted 40 days and totally changed their lives. Dr. Ireland then offers you a 40 day plan to journey, like those biblical leaders, through your own period of transformation. You will learn the accessibility of the mountain top experience; how to follow the right voice; how to win the war against discouragement; how to connect with God on a deeper level. To develop new spiritual practices, new mental disciplines and new emotional habits that will make your purpose not just a dream but a reality, look no further. Step on the path; the time is now. Step 1: Search for Purpose Step 2: Know Where You Are Going Step 3: Follow the Right Voice Step 4: Have the Right Stuff Step 5: Live By a Code Step 6: Bury the Past Step 7: Win the War Against Discouragement Step 8: Overcome Fear Step 9: Learn to Connect on a Deeper Level Step 10: Shout from the Housetop
Publishers Description - Impact with David Ireland, the author's daily radio and weekly television broadcasts, reaches a potential audience of 50 million households. - The readers who made The Purpose-Driven Life (Zondervan, 2002) a staggering bestseller with over 20 million copies sold worldwide will be drawn to the 40-day plan in this book as the logical next step in their spiritual growth. - David D. Ireland is the author of several books, including Activating the Holy Spirit (Whitaker House, 1997), which sold over 20,000 copies. His newest title, Why Drown When You Can Walk On Water?, was published by Baker Books in October 2004. - Founder and senior pastor of Christ Church in Montclair, New Jersey, which has over 5,000 members, David D. Ireland serves on the executive committee for the 2005 New York City Billy Graham Crusade and is a Bible teacher for the New York Giants.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.88" Height: 1.05" Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Release Date May 18, 2005
Publisher Warner/Faith Books
ISBN 044657824X ISBN13 9780446578240
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More About David D. Ireland
El Dr. David D. Ireland, es fundador y pastor principal de Christ Church, una iglesia multisitio en New Jersey con una congregacion multirracial de ocho mil miembros provenientes de mas de sesenta nacionalidades. Es consultor de diversidad de la National Basketball Association y celebra seminarios nacional e internacionalmente sobre diversidad, liderazgo, matrimonio y oracion. Es autor de mas de veinte libros incluyendo "Un guerrero de rodillas.""
David D. Ireland currently resides in Montclair. David D. Ireland was born in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about Perfecting Your Purpose: 40 Days to a More Meaningful Life?
Gives you the tools to get on track. Aug 26, 2005
This book is a life workbook. It's the kind of book you should use to write your annual goals. It asks you questions and gives you tools to create an action plan. The way this book is written it creates a safe place to ask ourselves questions about where we are, what we want to do with our lives and where we plan to be in 2-5 years. If you don't have the money for a personal life coach, buy the book.
This Book Touches Tomorrow Today!! Jul 18, 2005
This is NOT your father's self help book. :-) Dr. Ireland's book is awesome. Perfecting Your Purpose is chock full of biblical patterns and principles that are empowering me to deal with life's challenges-- on a daily basis. This book, with its humorous stories and plentiful bible references, glorifies God first, not the author; as a result, my relationship with God has become so much more meaningful and fulfilling... My perspective is changing. For example, I now look at my job as part of my overall purpose, so I view the time that I'm toiling away as an opportunity for being salt and light in the workplace, and my work product, attitude and relationships have been significantly enhanced. I now see my wife and two children as my primary mission field for ministry and not just a financial burden, and my home has become more of a sanctuary and less of a source of stresss. For maximum effect, this book should be read (i) with a journal for taking copious notes and addressing the life issues that are discussed in each chapter and (ii) with AT LEAST one other person. I'm a big believer in the principle that you get what you expect out of life, so I strongly encourage all readers of this book to expect to be changed dramatically, and for the better.
Purposeful Guide May 25, 2005
Pastor Ireland's book is an excellent resource in developing a relationship with God. Through a relationship with God we begin to understand our true purpose. Pastor Ireland does a credible job providing the reader with a roadmap towards their true purpose. Like a roadmap, the book provides step-by-step guidance on the journey towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. The book should continuously serve as a reference for future reflection and direction.
THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! May 21, 2005
I highly recommend "Perfecting Your Purpose" to anyone who wants to discover his or her destiny. David Ireland is definitely a man of tremendous insight and great wisdom. If we follow these simple principles that he outlines in this book we can really find clarity and direction for our lives. Some people are trying to be an eye when they are really called to be a hand and they don't realize that these misconceptions are hindering them and sending them in the wrong direction. He teaches us how we can apply these simple steps that he offers to our personal life as well as our spiritual life. Many of us have made wrong decisions in our lives but after reading this book you will realize that no matter how old you are, you can still get back on the right path. David Ireland is a man of integrity and I believe the best teacher that I have ever heard. Everyone who read "The Purpose driven life" will definitely want to read this sequel to that book. It will help you comprehend the full measure of success God has prepared for you that will dramatically change your life as you discover your purpose in life. None of us are here by accident. If you are unhappy with the way your life is going, you can make a decision today to change your direction. This book is very easy to read because it is meant to be read over a period of forty days. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE.
Perfect Your Purpose May 7, 2005
Because of the word purpose and the 40 day commitment, this book may appear to be similar to Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life." However, after reading "Perfecting Your Purpose," there is a clear difference between the two books. To compare both books would be a disservice to both authors, as each book has different goals. Rick Warren's book helps you to question and search for your purpose. Dr. Ireland's book "Perfecting Your Purpose" enables you to flush out vagueness and state your life's purpose in one sentence with clarity and conviction.
Dr. Ireland's "Perfecting Your Purpose" has three goals, which are: 1) To help confirm your life's purpose through self-discovery exercises 2) To help perfect your purpose 3) To present the benefits of practicing 40 day habits
Goals fulfilled after reading "Perfecting Your Purpose": 1) The self-discovery exercises truly help the reader solidify his/her purpose. 2) With a clear understanding of your purpose, the book guides you by providing exercises such as "Sampling the Fruit," which challenges you to seek and engage with people and/or programs to enhance your purpose. 3) In practicing 40 day habits and fasts, the reader will gain new insight of God's power in his/her life's purpose. Dr. Ireland writes a remarkable explanation describing how God influences and transforms biblical heroes during a 40-day interval.
"Perfecting Your Purpose" is a helpful resource that brings the reader closer to God. Dr. Ireland's book will help stimulate ideas and prayers that reveal specific tasks to fulfill your life's purpose and serve God's Kingdom.