Pastor Rick Warren is the founding Pastor of Saddleback Valley Community Church, California. He is also a best selling author of several books including “The Purpose Driven Life”. Most recently Pastor Warren has Co-Authored the book “The Daniel Plan”. The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking, healthy lifestyle program where people get better together. With love as the motivation, it’s a story of abundance, not deprivation. Relying on God’s power and the support and encouragement of friends, get ready to be transformed from the inside out. www.thedanielplan.com
I caught up with Pastor Rick Warren in New York City and we filmed for over an hour about the dynamic message of taking care of our bodies in his new upcoming book, “The Daniel Plan.” Two doctors participated in the conversation and Rick shared sincerely and intimately about endeavoring to maintain focus with the loss of his precious son, Matthew. That day his wife, Kay, was in Newtown ministering to families that lost children when shooter, Adam Lanza, lost control.
Rick reminded me of the sermon topic I preached for him over 30 years ago at Saddleback when it was just a young church meeting at Costa Mesa High School. I remember that day vividly … he wasn’t wearing socks and had such a zeal for the lost. He reminded me of a man who came to Christ that day who died shortly later from cancer. We had great fellowship. He is a dear brother … so get the book and after you finish Christmas, look in the mirror, and let’s get “off our blessed assurance” and get the that exact weight that matches our height, and honors God. I am going for 30 lbs.! May the Lord help me!