Created for Purpose

Answering the Common Question, “What Am I Here For?”

by Robert B. Shaw Jr. Foreword by Rev. David Longobardo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/11/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781490864068
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781490864051
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781490864419

About the Book

We have lost our way. Many people struggle to fi nd not just who they are but where they’re going. Today the choices are seemingly endless and vast, making the discovery of one’s purpose more confusing and diffi cult. Or so it may seem. Men and women are able to choose from so much more of what the world can off er. As a result, people often fi nd that what they choose may be practical but not fulfi lling. We often choose what will bring us the most income and fi nancial rewards, which is indeed important, but often at the expense of our passions and dreams—if we even know what our passions and dreams are. People are seeking happiness, when what they really want is peace and contentment. Happiness is circumstantial and fleeting. Peace and contentment are sustainable and are developed through meeting our core longing for purpose. Codes of relativism and situational ethics have especially clouded our sense of purpose. Yet, there is an answer for us to return to our true sense of purpose. With standards comes a strong, stable sense of direction. Th e more we distance ourselves from God, the less we know ourselves, and the more confused we are. Th e reason for our existence, as God has designed, is directly tied to our purpose. Come and explore, and let the truth set you free!

About the Author

Christian counselor Dr. Robert B. Shaw Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, dually licensed in Virginia and North Carolina. He is also an ordained minister, serving as a youth pastor, Christian education director, adult education director, musician, and executive pastor in churches in New Jersey, Colorado, Maryland, and in North Carolina, for over twenty-five years. He has also been a middle school and high school teacher and athletic coach in both the public and private school environments. Dr. Shaw has spent several years counseling in church settings and community agencies and counseling military personnel and their families near Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He also ministers regularly in the Philippines. He specializes in trauma related issues; addictions; and victims of abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, life adjustment issues, loss and grief, counseling church leaders and pastors, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Shaw’s is a unique prophetic voice in the kingdom caring for hurting people, and he serves as an adjunct professor for a Christian university, an author, and a sought-after conference speaker. Dr. Shaw has a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies from Wagner College, New York and a Master of Divinity degree from Christian International Theological School, Florida. He also has a Master of Arts in professional counseling from Liberty University, Virginia and a Doctor of Ministry degree in formational counseling, a practical theology, from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ohio. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counseling. Dr. Shaw enjoys running, sports, the beach, and spending time with friends and family.