Alive to Shine: A Personal Guide to a Purposeful Life

Fillable e-book.

In this world of rapid change and many voices competing for our attention, we need an anchor to keep us steady, and a compass to keep us steering in the right direction with a clear destination.



Alive to Shine is an interactive, fillable, printable guidebook for those who want to know more about Jesus, more about themselves, and how they can live a purposeful, fulfilling life. The reflections, discussion, and action steps will help your mentee prepare for their next steps in their personal journey. Designed originally for graduates of addiction recovery programs, it’s useful for anyone beginning or renewing their relationship with Jesus, and seeking direction for their next steps.

Pillar One: Discipleship – Expand Your Perspective

Pillar One of Alive to Shine is about expanding your perspective. It answers questions like, who is Jesus really. and how do we know? Why am I alive? Does God care about the world? Does He care about me? Why Believe the Bible in the 21st century? Why did Jesus die if He was God? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus, and what difference will it make in my life? How can I live a meaningful, purposeful life in these days of chaos and uncertainty?

Pillar Two: Discovery – Explore Your Priorities

In Pillar Two we’ll explore your unique, personal design, your interests, and possibilities for your future.  God created you for a purpose—you are His masterpiece! You have a unique combination of life experience, personality, strengths, values and dreams.  Your story matters!  How you live your life matters!  With your Alive to Shine guidebook, you’ll be able to create your personal ‘brand’ and mission statement, and your ‘life focus arrow.’  These will continue to motivate and encourage you, as you move forward into a fruitful and fulfilling life.

Pillar Three: Development – Excel with Purpose

Pillar Three of Alive to Shine will give you tools to develop your strategic action plan to fulfill your life purpose. You’ll take all that you’ve reflected on and recorded in Pillars 1 and 2, and put it all together so you can move forward into a successful life of meaningful service, for which you are uniquely designed.

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Book Options

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Complete Book