Dr. Myles Munroe focused quite a number of his teachings on discovering purpose. In fact, he is famously known for the qoute, “when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.”
There is no book written by Dr. Myles Munroe that doesn’t point you to first discover your purpose, both books written on marriage and relationships, leadership, nation building or personal success.
However, I have highlighted the top 10ish books written by Dr. Myles Munroe that will give you clear pointers to what you should do with your life.
If you are confused about what you live for, just pick any of these books and you will be grateful you did.
I will like to dedicate this post to Mr. Ebeh Emmanuel who bought me my first ever book written by Dr. Myles Munroe (Spirit of Leadership) in 2016. It was a turning point in my life. I’ve gone on to become a student of Dr Myles Munroe since then and he has formed bulk of my mindset about everything in life.
Myles Munroe Books On Purpose
1. In Pursuit of Purpose
This is the foundational book on the subject of purpose. If you don’t even understand the idea of having a specific purpose for your life, stay with this book. Dr Myles Munroe in In Pursuit of Purpose made the concept of God’s purpose understandable for even a baby Christian or an average human. He then takes the reader from that point and guides them into identifying God’s purpose for their life. Every other book Dr Myles Munroe wrote on purpose is built on the understanding one will get from this book. If you will read any other book on this list, this book will help you understand it better.
You should also get it for every teenager you love.
2. Understanding Your Potential
Every single thing within you– your passion, personality, temperament, physical characteristics and even experiences were all created to help you fulfill your purpose. If you can understand their place in your life, you have discovered your God’s purpose for your life. This is what Understanding Your Potential by Myles Munroe seeks to give you. According to Apostle Joshua Selman, this was the book that guided him to discover his purpose.
3. Understanding Your Place in God’s Kingdom
Just like the name implies, this book shows you your unique contribution to God’s Kingdom. You were called to fulfill the Great Commandment just like everyone else but there’s more than that. Dr Myles Munroe in his in-depth style, has broken down in simple and actionable bits what and how every individual should contribute to God’s kingdom. Getting and reading this book is a great step you can take if you truly want to advance God’s kingdom on earth.
4. Spirit of Leadership
This was the first book I read by Dr Myles Munroe and before I read this book, I had just glimpses and a blur idea about what to do with my life. After reading this book, I was absolutely sure which path to take. If you are in that position where you need clarity of where to go and what to do with your life, get a copy of this book and read. There’s more to Spirit of Leadership than the title reveals. It doesn’t just teach you how to lead people but how to lead your life, and as a result, influence others to join in your leadership. As this book reveals, no one was created to be a follower. If you think you aren’t a leader and so don’t need this book, it means you should get a copy and read immediately because you are already being deceived.
You should get this book for every person you see great potential in.
5. Principles and Power of Vision
Vision is having a clear picture of your future. If you don’t have a clear picture of what you future looks like yet, this is the book for you. Dr Myles Munroe first teaches how to get a vision for you life, then goes ahead to provide a step by step guide to how you can fulfill that vision. If you have gotten a vision for your life, then you need this book to learn how to make that vision actualized. Reading this book felt like reading 12 books to me.
6. Uncover Your Potential
This is another beginners manual for understanding the subject of Purpose. It a a starters pack and can take you from wherever you are to a point of certainty and stability in pursuing and fulfilling your purpose. Dr Myles Munroe sought to help every individual demystify their wiring and the complexity of God’s creation in their life.
7. Releasing Your Potential
This book is a follow-up to Understanding Your Potential. Here, Dr Myles Munroe continued the journey. That is, after you have understood your potential, he provides a step by step guide to how you can use that potential to serve the purpose it was created for. This book is on this list of books on purpose because if you discover your purpose and don’t know how to go about it, it’s as well pointless. This book will show you how to go about your discovery.
8. Maximizing Your Potential
This is a follow-up to Releasing Your Potential. With this book, you won’t just learn how to release your potential, you will learn how to release all if it and die empty. If you have started working on finding your purpose at some point, this book is what you need to stretch you to go beyond what you are currently doing. If you can understand and apply the principles of just this book, your name will still command authority after your death.
9. God’s Big Idea
This is a book that will help you understand how all our individual purposes all work to fulfill a big umbrella purpose. From this book, you will learn that we are not fulfilling “our” purpose but instead God’s purpose– we only have a share of the overall idea. This book will help you appreciate the seemingly insignificant contribution any individual is making as much as you appreciate the mega ministries.
10. Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men
There are certain expectations God has for specific genders that is different from what He has for humans in general. That’s what this book seeks to explore for men. In this book, Myles Munroe answers the questions that might bother the hearts of men concerning their roles in the Kingdom of God, society, and their family. He gives detailed explanations why men behave in certain ways and guides as to how every man can be restored to God’s idea of manhood. It’s a must read for every male.
Every woman should get this book for the man she loves. Your relationship will be saved once he understands and behaves the way God designed.
11. Understanding the Purpose and Power of Women
Just like the Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men, this book is a must read for every woman. Myles Munroe explained the balanced between the woman’s submission and leadership. He indepthly answers the question as to whether women should be leaders or not based on God’s plan. He gives a clear cut definition of the woman’s role as a female, wife, mother, and her place in God’s overall plan. This book alone can give any woman direction as to what to live for and die for. Like Myles Munroe said, it is a book for every woman and the men who love them.
Every man should get this book for his wife or the woman he loves (before/right on the very first date🌹), then read it too. It will save you several years of relationship crises.