The Story Of On Purpose

On Purpose isn't just a book, it's an adventure story—a journey that you can join in and make completely your own. It's about how living with purpose can generate powerful benefits for you and the world around you.

When Vic Strecher lost his daughter, Julia, to a rare heart disease, his world ended...only it didn't.

Vic's wife, Jeri, and older daughter, Rachael, were still very much alive, as were his two demanding careers as professor and businessman. What did end was his worldview: one based on long-held assumptions and beliefs about life, death, disease, health, risk, and ultimate purpose—subjects on which he had been writing and speaking for years—but whose reality he now questioned.

Vic's experience of being "broken open" (as bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser puts it) set him on a life-transforming journey from ancient philosophy through the most modern neuroscience and genetic findings. Along the way, he was introduced to an unlikely role model: a six-legged superhero whose unique relationship with a ball of excrement forever altered Vic's - and Ancient Egypt's - outlook. A self-help guide, college lecture, confessional, and time-travel adventure all rolled into one, On Purpose uses a beautiful, fantasy-fueled, graphic novel format to tell a story of self-discovery and personal growth you'll never forget.

The book comes with a companion app you can use to discover what's most important to you and then craft a meaningful purpose for yourself and your life. It's a wonderful tool for charting and then keeping track of your progress along your path of self discovery and renewal. Access the online version here or download the On Purpose iOS app to your iPhone or iPad.