Author Erik Rees, who developed and wrote the book for the S.H.A.P.E. model has a second book that looks to be even better. For those unfamiliar Mr. Rees is the Pastor of Life Mission at Saddleback Community Church, in Lake Forest, CA. In 2006 he released a book titled “S.H.A.P.E.: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life”. The book uses Bible scripture references to help you define your:
Spiritual Gifts: A set of special abilities that God has given you to share his love and serve others.
Heart: The special passions God has given you so that you can glorify him on earth.
Abilities: The set of talents God gave you when you were born, which he also wants you to use to make an impact for him.
Personality: The special way God wired you to navigate life and fulfill your unique Kingdom Purpose.
Experiences: Those parts of your past, both positive and painful, which God intends to use in great ways.
Now though I would recommend a full personality assessment for the “P” part of S.H.A.P.E., the book is still a good resource for those in search of the purpose they have been created to live.
This second book is an application of what is learned about yourself in the first book. The book “Only You Can Be You” is a 21 day journey through which you can help “make your life count”. If you have read S.H.A.P.E. and want a good application tool for the things you learned look into “Only You”. If you have no read “S.H.A.P.E.” and are looking to find your purpose in life I can’t recommend the book highly enough.
Once you have read these you might want to learn more about yourself, your personality or your passions. There are many other tools available to dive even deeper in to these topics that can be found at HTTP://PersonalityAtAltitude.com. Come for a visit…