Your Blueprint for Life: How to Align Your Passion, Gifts, and Calling with Eternity in Mind
By Michael Kendrick / Thomas Nelson
Lead a Christ-honoring life that brings you joy spiritually, financially, relationally, physically, and professionally! Helping you discover your gifts and calling, Kendrick offers concrete strategies for achieving the life you were created for. You’ll be encouraged to spend time with the Lord each day, prune your relational portfolio, be a steward of God’s resources, and more. 232 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
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Your Blueprint For Life provides steps and processes in which the reader can discover their own calling and purpose from God upon their lives. It takes a deeper look into 5 specific areas of the reader’s life and presents ways to clean it up and organize it to be more aligned with their calling and relationship with Jesus. In other words, Your Blueprint For Life provides the reader with the tools needed to build their own blueprint for their lives, based upon the gifts, blessings, talents, and skills God has given each reader according to their specific calling, and how to stay within the positive elements of each area touching their calling and purpose.
When I first started reading Your Blueprint For Life, I could not grasp its meaning. It came across to me as more of a business book than a book which could actually help in the area of a reader’s spiritual life. The deeper I read into the content, the greater understanding I received. I even discovered a lot of areas, within its content, which could improve areas of my own life. However, there did seem to be a lot of quotes from other authors and their books, as well as biblical scripture. In the end, I was not really sure how much of the book’s content actually contained the author’s original thoughts and words, aside from all of the inserted quotes throughout the text. Through the numerous quotes included throughout the book, I did discover many other resources which I could research for all topics covered.
Michael Kendrick also supplied exercises, which the reader can perform to discover their calling and purpose in their own life. I plan on performing all the exercises myself, as well as re-reading the content throughout the book. I found Your Blueprint For Life to be well written and put together.
I recommend Your Blueprint For Life to all readers!