Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Created--Experience Your Unique Purpose

Created—Experience Your Unique Purpose (The Unshakable Truth Journey® growth guide #1) is devoted to the truth that God is—he exists, and he created human beings for a reason. It lays a foundation for who people are because they’re God’s creation, who God designed them to be, and how they can live a life of fulfillment.

Series copy

An entire generation of young Christians—along with millions of older believers—is confused about what they believe, why they believe it, and how it’s relevant.

The Unshakable Truth Journey® Growth Guides are a series of 12 courses designed especially for churches, church classes, and small groups. They get to the heart of what being a true follower of Christ means and what knowing Christ is all about. Each five-session guide is based one of 12 core truths of the Christian faith presented in Josh and Sean McDowell’s book The Unshakable Truth®.

Orthodox, hard-hitting, and relevant, these guides uniquely positioned for today’s culture because they highlight how Christianity’s beliefs affect relationships; promote a relational, group context in which Christians can experience the teaching in depth; and show believers how they can live out Christianity’s central truths before their community and world.

More than just a program, The Unshakable Truth Journey® Growth Guides are a tool for long-term change and transformation!

My review:
As with the other book in this series I reviewed, this book is also set up in five sessions for group or individual study. These sessions are: what we believe about God, evidence that God does exist, your unique identity as God's creation, how to live out your relational image of God with your family, and living out God's image before your community.

Each session has some reading within the book, Bible reading, and some readings from the Unshakable Truths book. There are also questions for thought.

There are also free video sessions for each study on line.

This book deals with understanding who God is and how to fulfill your created need to intimately know others and be known. Evidence is explored about intelligent design and how there has to be a Creator. God's attributes are also covered and studied.

These books are to be studied along with the book Unshakable Truths, which I have not yet purchased, but from looking over and reading them, I found them to be great study tools and highly recommend them.

About the authors:

Josh McDowell has been reaching the spiritually skeptical for more than five decades. Since beginning ministry in 1961, Josh has delivered more than 24,000 talks to over 10 million young people in 118 countries. He is the author or coauthor of 120 books, with over 51 million copies distributed worldwide, including Experience Your Bible, The Unshakable Truth®, Evidence for the Historical Jesus, More Than a Carpenter (over 15 million copies printed in 85 languages), and The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World magazine as one of the 20th century's top 40 books. Josh continues to travel throughout the United States and countries around the world, helping young people and adults strengthen their faith and understanding of Scripture. Josh will tell you that his family is his ministry. He and his wife, Dottie, have been married for over 40 years and have four children and five grandchildren.

Sean McDowell is an educator and a popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences nationwide. He is author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, coauthor of Experience Your Bible, The Unshakable Truth®, and Understanding Intelligent Design, and general editor of Apologetics for a New Generation and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He is currently pursuing a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies. Sean’s website,, offers his blog, many articles and videos, and much additional curriculum.

Created--Experience Your Unique Purpose is available from Harvest House Publishers.

Thanks to Harvest House for the review copy.