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The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Written by Josephine Minas   


What On Earth Am I Here For? (PDF with the first 7 chapters)

Guide to Purpose Driven Life (PDF with a daily reading plan)

Book Review

A groundbreaking manifesto on the meaning of life.

The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose?

Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God’s purposes for putting us on earth.

The Purpose-Driven Life takes the groundbreaking message of the award-winning Purpose-Driven Church and goes deeper, applying it to the lifestyle of individual Christians. This book helps readers understand God’s incredible plan for their lives. Warren enables them to see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God created them to live.

The Purpose-Driven Life is a manifesto for Christian living in the 21st century…a lifestyle based on eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using biblical stories and letting the Bible speak for itself, Warren clearly explains God’s five purposes for each of us:-

1. We were planned for God’s pleasure, so your first purpose is to offer real worship.
2. We were formed for God’s family, so your second purpose is to enjoy real fellowship.
3. We were created to become like Christ, so your third purpose is to learn real discipleship.
4. We were shaped for serving God, so your fourth purpose is to practice real ministry.
5. We were made for a mission, so your fifth purpose is to live out real evangelism.

The book is divided into 40 short chapters that can be read as a daily devotional, studied by small groups, and used by churches participating in the nationwide 40 Days of Purpose campaigns.

It all starts with God. It’s not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.

Download both the PDFs given above. The guide to purpose driven life will be a great help to plan your reading of the book. The other PDF with the first 7 chapters (total 40 chapters) is the best place to start, to know what this great book by Rick Warren has to offer you.

Want to buy this book? Goto Buy Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren



Written by Josephine Minas   

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter.


Sunday February 19th "THE BEGINNING OF LENT"


Annual AdBook 2012

Written by Josephine Minas   

St. Mary's Parish invites you to participate in our exciting Ad Book. We're asking you to support the Assyrian Festival by purchasing a Personal or Business Ad in our Sponsor Book.

We are excited to offer you our Sponsor Book, which will be distributed during our Annual Food festival in June 2012 to more than a thousand people.

Personal Ads: Write a Personal Message to your child, parents, relatives, Business Professional...

If you have a favorite picture of your family, parents, relatives or Church (we have pictures of Assyrian Churches in Iran & Iraq),  a personal page would be perfect way to share the picture as well as the memory. The Personal Ad page is $100.

Business Ads: Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to promote your business or profession to the community. In addition your ad will also be placed on the Church website for 6 months FREE and may be viewed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Business Ads fees: 1/4 page $75

1/2 page $150

Full page $250 Black & White

Full page $500 Color

Back Page $1000

Inside covers $500

Please order your ad today! The sooner you purchase it the sooner it will be viewable on our site. The final day to place an ad is March 20, 2012.

You can also email your ad information to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Credit card payment: (818) 943-9466

Make checks payable to Assyrian Church of the East.

Thank you for your support.


Christmas Greeting

Written by Josephine Minas   

Greetings everyone,

This is a downloadable Christmas message from His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East


Jesus Christ was God’s only begotten son and gift to the world.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Assyrian Church of the East Media Center.




Happy Thanksgiving to All

Written by Josephine Minas   

Give Thanks to GOD today for He is Good. Thank You LORD for all you have done in our lives and our families life for opening our eyes to your truths.

LORD you loved us even as small as we are.

LORD we are no ruler or king this old world does not know our name, but you still loved us, fought our battles and walked beside us.

You love us as small as we are THANK YOU LORD

Psalm 136 : 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.


Ne 12:46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and THANKSGIVING unto God.

1ti 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with THANKSGIVING:

Re 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and THANKSGIVING, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


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