Here's my thought from chapter one. I completely agree with finding purpose only in God. It is such a ridiculous idea to think we are smart enough to discover the purpose of life, when we had nothing to do with us getting here in the first place (whether you believe in a Creator or not). If you think we came from monkey's, then who cares about peace, world hunger, or even death, we are all just a bunch of random atoms stuck together and life and happiness means nothing. If you think someone or something created us, then we can start thinking everything happens for a reason. Granbone, I think you are right on about reading. Our eyes are such a powerful part of our body. It only makes since that our mind will think about those things we see with our eyes. If we are reading about Christ, then we will train our minds to think in that way. When I am in the Word constantly, I find my relationships, attitude, and everything else changes and has meaning. Those periods of drought when I am not in the Word or focusing on God, I find myself just going through the motions of life. That right there, for me, is enough evidence proving there is a purpose in life, and it can be found in Christ.