先簡單介紹一下，這可以算是一本以基督教為中心的自我成長，自我增值的健康讀物。（很沒趣的感覺...呵呵！但事實是健康讀物很多也是沒趣的，正如健康食品很多也是難吃的） 作者Rick Warren將書分成四十個chapters，鼓勵讀者每天看一個chapter，用四十天的時間細心思想生命的意義。很大的一個課題。一本書，四十天的默想縱使未足夠叫我領會生的意義，但四十天細味思想同一課題，總會叫我明瞭比現在所知道的多一點吧~
It's not about me.
"Contrary to what many popular books, movies, and seminars tell you, you won't discover your life's meaning by looking within yourself. You've probably tried that already. You didn't create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for! If i handed you an invention you had never seen before, you wouldn't know its purpose, and the invention itself wouldn't be able to tell you either. Only the creator or the owner's manual could reveal its purpose."
生命應該不單單是了解自己，然後做自己喜歡的事情，吃愛吃的食物，愛我愛的人；生命應該不是單純的自我滿足 -- 只因為我知道，我們永遠也無法真正的靠自己而覺得滿足。
"Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him." Colossians 1:16b (Msg)
You are not an accident.
poem by Russell Kelfer:
You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.
You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You're just what he wanted to make.
The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.
No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you'd grow.
You are who you are for a reason,
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!
"I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born." Isaiah 44:2 (CEV)