Purpose Awakening: Discover the Epic Idea That Motivated Your Birth

Toure Roberts, Author, Tourae Roberts, Author
Touré Roberts. FaithWords, $15 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-1-4555-4837-8
Reviewed on: 02/10/2014
Release date: 03/18/2014
Roberts’s first book relies on motivational, prosaic storytelling that is equal parts Joel Osteen and Rick Warren. Pastor of the Hollywood-based One Church International, the author writes easy-to-digest chapters exploring a kind of prosperity gospel. Roberts employs biblical references and scriptural analysis to back up his encouraging prose, prodding readers to heed intuition, cultivate personal talent, and move out of the way to allow God to work in their lives. He adds biographical notes throughout the book to underscore how he’s personally been transformed by following some of the steps. This is an edifying book that mostly omits exploration of self-doubt, adversity, or other deterrents to finding and fulfilling one’s life purpose; Roberts emphasizes the importance of faith and prayer. (Mar.)