New Magazine on the Block

In last week’s Wall Street Journal, a story ran about the debut of a new quarterly magazine: Purpose Driven Connection, founded by Pastor Rick Warren and funded by Reader’s Digest Association.

Even though the economic downturn has created a tough climate to launch a magazine, Rick Warren is a headliner. If you aren’t familiar with the phenomenally successful book Purpose Driven Life, you might recognize his name as the giver of President Obama’s Inaugural Prayer.

One thing I loved about Pastor Warren’s prayer was his remark that Jesus Christ changed his life. A simple but profound testimony…to an entire world.

WSJ states that there are an estimated 100 million evangelical Christians in the U.S. alone. A quote from the article: “Mr. Warren, whose message emphasizes deeds over doctrine, says his book’s success shows there is a huge audience of people with some connection to Christianity, or at least a willingness to embrace it.”

Encouraging news!

As one of those 100 million, I hope the best for this new magazine.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.