Discovering One's Purpose

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
84 Pages
Reviewed on 10/16/2023
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Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite

If you’ve ever doubted that there is meaning to your life or if you’re struggling with challenges that make you feel hopeless or disappointed, Discovering One's Purpose by Dr. James A. Gordon may be for you. Written to inspire fellow Christians, it provides a biblical basis for understanding the importance of finding purpose in our existence. Beginning with Divine creation itself, the book guides us to discover our unique place in life. Without purpose, life is meaningless. With purpose comes direction. With direction comes the setting of goals. With the effort to achieve goals comes success. With success comes spiritual fulfillment. We have the freedom to choose the paths of our lives, but discovering our purpose allows us to maximize how well we live them.

In Discovering One's Purpose, Dr. James A. Gordon urges us not to give up on finding our purpose no matter the challenges we may be facing. I was inspired by his message. His words are both heartfelt and scripture-based. He speaks as someone who struggled in life, who grew up in a family filled with love but with few means or opportunities for education. Leaving home as a young man to make his way in the world, he knew periods of homelessness and hunger. His experiences taught him the importance of discovering and pursuing his unique purpose in life. Now a minister, he calls each of us to seek our God-given purpose, to find our special gifts, and to live happier and more productive lives thereby.

Natalie Soine

Discovering One's Purpose by Dr. James A. Gordon is a profound book that delves into the realms of religion and philosophy. It targets individuals on a quest for meaning in a complex world filled with emptiness and aimlessness. Dr. Gordon offers readers guidance and insights to uncover their true purpose and embark on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and fulfillment. The book emphasizes the abundant potential within every individual, both in the physical and spiritual dimensions of life. The author highlights the role of the Holy Spirit as the key to unlocking dormant power within oneself and encourages readers to embrace their uniqueness and divine purpose. Throughout the book, the author draws from scripture, personal experiences, historical context, and valuable advice to guide readers on their quest for purpose. His own journey from homelessness to finding his calling in ministry serves as a beacon of hope for those facing similar struggles.

Discovering One's Purpose underscores the importance of recognizing God's plan and strategies for fulfilling one's purpose. Dr. Gordon reminds readers that failures are stepping stones to success and that every gift and talent has the potential to enrich both the individual and the community. The author's writing is accessible and spiritually enriching, making complex concepts understandable to a broad audience. His genuine desire to inspire and uplift readers sets him apart as an author. He offers not just philosophical musings but practical guidance for those seeking meaning and self-acceptance. In a world where many grapple with feelings of emptiness, Dr. Gordon's book is a beacon of hope, reminding us that each person possesses a divine purpose waiting to be discovered.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

Dr. James A Gordon delivers testimony and advice for establishing a meaningful life in his book, Discovering One’s Purpose. Dr. Gordon was missing his purpose until God revealed it to him. He expresses his hope to impart both practical and spiritual wisdom to people who are looking for meaning in the things that happen in their lives. The author addresses questions about belongingness and humans’ curiosity about the reason for their individual creation. Goal setting and taking small steps to find their greater objective are discussed in the text, and Dr. Gordon shows readers how to look to God as the source of their potential.

Dr. James A Gordon has delivered a book that will resonate with many readers on a personal level. They can identify with him through his struggles for food and shelter and rely on his years of ministry and personal experience to bring credibility to his statements. Dr. Gordon wrote this book for the depressed, discouraged, or shattered, and it helps them discover their purpose so they may use it to help themselves and others. Using the King James Version of the Bible, Dr. Gordon helps establish a connection as he uses examples of biblical figures who endured difficult times. The author pushes his readers to reach beyond their goals and accomplish a lot in their lives, motivating them to achieve more. He encourages readers through difficult thought patterns by confirming positive ideas revealed through God’s word. Discovering One’s Purpose is a good selection for readers who are looking for inspiration through God and the scriptures.

Gabriella Harrison

Discovering One’s Purpose by Dr. James A. Gordon focuses on helping readers live a fulfilling life filled with joy through understanding their God-given purpose. It addresses the often-asked questions about identity and the reasons for existing on earth. The author shares his evocative journey toward discovering his purpose, touching on periods of pain, suffering, and discouragement that preceded the discovery, and Bible verses to support the message. The author states that everyone was created with a purpose, and to unleash that purpose, we must be connected to our source, God. Without being connected to God and led by Him, there will always be a certain level of emptiness experienced. He then explains how we can discover our God-given purpose and keep working on it.

Discovering One’s Purpose by Dr. James A. Gordon has a wealth of knowledge. The author does an excellent job of breaking down complex principles and segmenting the book into short passages that make it easy to absorb the message. This makes it convenient to meditate on portions and locate areas to reread. I believe rereading this book often will help reinforce its eye-opening lessons and streamline our focus toward accomplishing our purpose. He also sheds light on the power of the tongue and how everything that is visible is through the spoken word. Therefore, in addition to being careful about how we think, we should also be careful what we say. I recommend this book to everyone, especially those searching for their reason for existing and asking the famous “Why am I here?”

Luwi Nyakansaila

Discovering One's Purpose by Dr. James A Gordon is a Christian self-help book that will help you find God’s purpose for your life and let you fulfill it. The author uses examples from his life and stories from the Bible to explain how you can find your purpose. He further elaborates why trials, temptations, and failures are vital to your development and how hardships will strengthen you and form the stepping stones to finding who you are meant to be and what you are meant to do. The author lists requirements for finding your purpose such as being born again, having a divine relationship with God, and having the tenacity to reach your goals. Why did God create you, and what is your purpose in His kingdom? Get a copy of this book to find out.

We live in a generation where many people are lost and do not feel fulfilled. Dr. James A Gordon explains how God’s grace can help you discover your untapped potential and give you satisfaction and the will to live. Discovering One's Purpose has lessons that will strengthen your faith and open your heart to what God has planned for you. The book is for anyone who feels unworthy, hopeless, and disappointed. I loved the themes of peace, humility, and determination because they are vital lessons that can help someone who is on the verge of giving up. The book is well-written and organized. It has a smooth flow and is easy to read because the author uses simple language that anyone can understand. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to find their path in life and position in God’s plan.