Amazing. Convicting. Thought provoking. Written with God for God’s people. Purpose Driven.
All of that is how I can describe The Purpose Room by Heather Lindsey. I set out to read this book in a week, well that week turned into two weeks, only because well…life. As I read, it made me think harder and focus on my purpose, well not so much my purpose but myself and how I needed to take action in my life in order to achieve my purpose. Often times we want to focus fully on our purpose and not the changes we need to make in order to get to our purpose. Heather tells us about her journey from knowing her purpose to living it. In her journey she had to change some things about her in order to step fully into her purpose.
I will be honest there were some parts of the book I could have easily gone without, but it was only a small portion, not even enough to mention. What stood out to me the most was the genuine stories of real life people seeking their purpose and how she spoke with them to figure out their why. Even to her own personal bits, she found herself sitting in a cubicle staring at a computer screen crying out to God “Lord you’ve called me for something so much greater.” I highlighted this line, it spoke volumes to me. I say this almost every day. Do you? Probably, if you haven’t found your purpose and you are in tune with the spirit even just a little bit.
The Purpose Room, isn’t a self-help book. It’s a book to make you think about your purpose. If you have been uncomfortable and felt God pulling and prodding at you for greater and you are ready to step into your greater, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a great read this is still a good book, but beware you will begin to think about and look at things totally different than before. It’s raw, it’s real, I wanted more and the more is walking into my purpose and living it.
Yes, it’s a Christian book. Yes, it will provide scripture. Yes you will still enjoy it even if your purpose isn’t in “ministry” (we are all ministers of the Gospel if you proclaim to be a Christian). No it’s not preachy, but it will convict you if you allow God to sit with you as you read this book. Yes, you will want to focus on finding your purpose once while you are reading and even when you are finished.