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"The Purpose Driven Life" / Smith, Christiansen Stories #783546

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005
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(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Ed Lavandera) The book "The Purpose Driven Life" featured; excerpts read. [First Baptist Church member Michelle HARRELL†- recalls reading the book to her father & how it affected him before he died.] [Church member Sarah DAVIS†- cites the book's lessons.]

(Studio: Paula Zahn) The story of Ashley Smith, who read the book to murderer Brian Nichols while he held her hostage presented; excerpts & statement from author Rick Warren† quoted. [SMITH - recounts reading passages to Nichols & what he said about her & God.] [Liberty Assembly of God Rev. F. Wesley SHORTRIDGE†- cites the book's message.]

(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jonathan Freed) The story of Chicago roofing contractor Eric Christiansen†, whose life was changed by the book, presented. [CHRISTIANSEN - recounts his struggle with an addiction to pornography; comments on the practical nature of the book & what it tells him about God's purpose.] [Crossing Community Church Pastor Jim BOTTS†- comments on the book's message.]

(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(New York: Allan Chernoff) What the "Christian lite" book says about God to the layman examined; details given about how it simplifies Christianity. [Pastor Lynette SANTIAGO†, Purpose Driven Life President Mark MacDONALD†- talk about the book's message & how it paraphrases the words of the Bible.]

Reporter(s):
Zahn, Paula;
Lavandera, Ed;
Freed, Jonathan;
Chernoff, Allan
Duration:
00:13:00

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