Saddleback Community Church pastor Rick Warren has announced he is working on a new book, titled The Hope You Need, which will focus on the ten phrases found within Lord’s Prayer and how Christians can apply those principles to their lives.
Warren, who authored The Purpose Driven Church in 1995 and The Purpose Driven Life in 2002, first revealed he was writing a third book around Easter two years ago. However, the book was abruptly postponed when, less than a week later, Warren’s son Matthew took his own life after a long battle with depression.
“I decided to put the book on hold…I was in no shape to write a book. I thought, ‘It’s not time..when God wants me to write it it’ll come along,'” Warren told the Saddleback Church congregation on Sunday.
“But just as we were about ending the Daring Faith series [earlier this year], I felt God’s leading to say, ‘This summer, you’ve got to finish The Hope You Need,‘” he continued.
The Southern California based megachurch pastor revealed that the book, which will be released in January, will focus on the Lord’s Prayer and will dissect each of the ten phrases found within the prayer.
“[The Lord’s Prayer] gives us ten pictures of God, it gives us ten reasons for hope, it gives us ten promises to build our lives on, and it gives us ten steps for renewing our lives and growing,” Warren explained.
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SOURCE: The Gospel Herald
Leah Marieann Klett