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The Seven Stories that Shape Your Life: Discover your God given purpose

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The most basic questions everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Gerard Kelly presents the stories that make up the overall story of God in the world. And here we find our purpose for each of our individual Christian lives. Our purpose is as distinctive as our fingerprint and we will connect with it when we connect with our identity and origin in God. ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published September 16th 2016 by Monarch Books
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Joan
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Being a “missional” church is a popular concept right now. But what does that mean to Christians? How does that give us purpose and meaning to our lives? To help us understand missional thinking, Kelly looks at seven stories from the Bible in a somewhat nontraditional way. Each one identifies an aspect of our place in God's intention for the world.

The seven stories are creation (the starting point for understanding who God is, who we are, how the two might be connected), vocation (called to be u
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Cathy
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I did enjoy this book very much and I do think that if you read this book you might find out what purpose God has for you . It help me to discover a lot about myself and why I react and ask things that I do . wow I wish I could say more but I think I would give it away .
Nathan Albright
Dec 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
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[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

When I first heard this book I was greatly interested in reading. I thought that maybe the book would have some sort of exciting stories to tell or literary references to stories and types of stories. I was wrong. Shortly after beginning this book it became clear that the book erred strongly on the side of heart rather than head, and was little concerned with matters of biblical truth or knowl
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Melinda
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply put, you must read this book! You will come away with an understanding of the overarching intent of God for all eternity - His intent to be in loving fellowship with us forever and ever and how He has carried out His passion for us from before Eden. How we understand the story of God's relationship with humanity shapes our view of Him, our response to Him, and our view of ourselves. Without recognizing His great love for us, we struggle to find our God-given purpose, a purpose God clearly ...more
Michelle
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Preachers and church leaders
Recommended to Michelle by: Kregel
Shelves: general, kregel
`The Seven Stories That Shape Your Life` is a general book written by author Gerard Kelly to help the reader discover their God-given purpose. This book is from an opinionated point of view.

I found this book to be more for the intellectual reader. I could not follow the thought and considered it to be rather dry. Gerard Kelly did refer to people from the Bible but for the reader who is not scholarly in reading the Bible, this book would be hard to grasp.

This book would be great for preachers,
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