On Purpose: Living Life as It Was Intended, by Jonny Ivey
What am I for?
It’s a question we rarely ask, yet it’s the very question we spend our lives trying to answer. We know we must have a purpose, but it’s hard to define and harder to live.
Could I be missing out? Did I ruin everything? What am I doing wrong?
You don’t need to fear. This book can help free you. You can live in the joyful purpose of your current circumstances. Starting today.
Jonny Ivey shows how this primal urge to live purposeful lives is not coincidental: we were made in the image of a purposeful God. And it’s here that we find the satisfying answer to that question: we are created and called to be the image of God.
This isn’t a burdensome duty that draws us away from all the things we enjoy in life. Being made in the image of a joyful, tri-une community of God who created the world’s bounty as a way to allow us fulfill our purpose, it means enjoying the same pleasures God has enjoyed throughout eternity. It means seeing our lives satisfyingly click into place as we reflect his humble and self-giving character.
And this is all possible because of Jesus, the one who came to save us from the futile lives we have all chosen by pursuing self-fulfilment. He lived the purposeful life on our behalf, and he now empowers us by his Spirit to live a new purpose-driven, creation-enjoying, and God-reflecting life.
This book will free you from the fear that you are missing out on God’s purpose or calling for your life. It will liberate you to experience the joyful purpose that God has assigned to your current circumstances. Starting today.
“It is an inescapable aspect of the human condition to reflect on the meaning and purpose of our lives. Many strive to achieve status or attain happiness, whilst others conclude that life is ultimately meaningless. Combining faithful biblical exegesis with engaging creativity and personal honesty, Jonny Ivey helps us to understand that we were created to glorify God and enjoy him forever. This is a liberating book that will help Christians to find true joy whilst they are being restored into the image of God and wait for the glorious new creation to come.”
— John Stevens, National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (UK)
“To understand one’s purpose, one must understand the One who designed and created us in his image. Too often, we disconnect our purpose as human beings from who God is. To help bridge that gap, Jonny Ivey has written a book that helps readers navigate some of the most important questions we ask. Ivey packs a punch in this short but brief book. Don’t let it’s brevity belie the immensity of the subject at hand; take up and read, and be refreshed and reminded of the beauty of being made in the image of God.”
— Jonathan D. Holmes, Pastor of Counseling, Parkside Church; Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling