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Long Journey Home: A Guide to Your Search for the Meaning of Life

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A sensitive and encouraging guide for seekers who are exploring the meaning of lifeLong Journey Home is a seeker's roadmap to the quest for meaning. Rich in stories and profoundly personal as well as practical, it explores the great philosophies of life and charts the road toward meaning taken by countless seekers over the centuries. It assumes no faith in the reader, only ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 28th 2003 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 2001)
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Jkanz
Apr 02, 2015 Jkanz rated it really liked it
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Long Journey Home: A Guide to Your Search for the Meaning of Life (2001) by Os Guinness is a commendable book on understanding worldview. In this book, Guinness patiently crafts an argument for understanding worldview and following them to their logical conclusions in the tradition of his mentor, Francis Schaeffer.

Guinness is encouraged by seekers after truth. Too many in modern society have set aside the pursuit of truth in "an unexamined age," distracted by things of little consequence. But t
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Ron
Like Warren, Eldredge and others, Guinness recognizes many people, including Christians, are seeking more from life. This book is actually a guide toward becoming a Christian.

A follow-on text is Guinness's The Call.
Paul
Sep 06, 2009 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a very fine distillation of wisdom applied to the "big questions" of life's meaning and purpose. Os Guinness takes the reader on a tour of how the world's major religions and some of its greatest thinkers have wrestled with questions of ultimate significance. How does death and human suffering affect our sense of hope and longing for purpose and meaning for our lives? What is the place of gratitude for life's goodness? What principles are worth living and dying for? There are no pre ...more
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Mar 27, 2008 Joe rated it it was amazing
I consider this a classic in the truest sense of word. Guinness is incredible, if you get a chance, go hear him in person. This book touches on many social subjects from a Christian perspective. Guinness' analyses & insights are poignant & accurate.
William Dicks
Aug 11, 2013 William Dicks rated it really liked it
An excellent book in discussing not just the meaning of life, but how that relates to the Christian faith.
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Not a 'Guide' to your search for the meaning of Life, it's a 'Biography.'
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Os Guinness (D.Phil., Oxford) is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including The American Hour, Time for Truth and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he was the founder of the Trinity Forum and has been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. He lives near Washi ...more
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