First Word: Two Rails on a Track

One of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself.

This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

Author and pastor Rick Warren tells the story of a remarkable moment that happened to him about a decade ago. In the same year, he got two pieces of life-changing information: His book, The Purpose- Driven Life, had become the top-selling book in the world—bringing him wealth, fame and unprecedented influence. And then, exactly while that was happening, his wife, Kay, was diagnosed with cancer.