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Rick Warren Quotes on Life: 7 Memorable Statements From Evangelical Christian

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The Rev. Rick Warren began his ministry in his home in 1980 with a formula used by Baptist pastors. His small, intimate congregation has grown to more than 50,000 and is known as the Saddleback Church. The main campus is located in Lake Forest, California, but Warren's ministry does not stop with the mega church.

It continues in his books such as the bestselling "The Purpose Driven Life," and an international outreach that includes the homeless, AIDS orphans in Africa, and more.

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Speaking about life and how to find direction, Warren offers a multitude of advice. Here are seven of his quotes on the subject:

1. Warren tells us that life equals mission. "If you're alive, there's a purpose for your life."

2. Warren says in his book, "The Purpose Driven Life," that until we discover our roots, our paths will lead to a dead end. "You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense."

3. Never give up, soldier through it all and have faith, Warren offers advice on how to approach life. "Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery — there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair."

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4. In a different approach to a healthy life, Warren fights obesity with faith. He spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his faith-based, goal-oriented approach to losing weight, "The Daniel Plan." "You drift through life and let things happen to you, or go by design and say, 'This is what I'm intended to do.'"

5. "Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities."

6. Warren quoted Proverbs 13:7-17 said in his bestselling book, "The Purpose Driven Life," that keeping up with the Joneses is not really living. "A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life."

7. In his book, "The Purpose Driven Life," Warren tells us that life on earth is a warmup for what comes after we pass. "Life is a gift … Life is a test … Life is temporary assignment."

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