Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book Review: The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

Book Description

Your Direction, not Your Intention, Determines Your Destination. There is often a tension between where we want to end up in life and the path we choose to get there. We fail to see that having good intentions is never good enough. Like Charlie Brown, we wrongly believe there’s something to be said for trying hard. We need to understand why, in spite of our good intentions, we may have ended up at the wrong destination with our finances, our marriages, our careers, or a host of other dreams. So how do we get from where we are to where we truly want to be? The Principle of the Path is a road map to proper direction and discipline.
Includes Extensive Study Guide.

 My Review:
Who doesn't want the best life has to offer?  We all want to have the best relationships, the best finances, the best jobs, the best "stuff".  It is just human nature.  The problem is that many times we don't have the best or even what is good and it is our own fault. We find ourselves far from what we actually wanted or planned.  In The Principle of the Path, Andy Stanley explains in easy to understand terms why we don't get the results we are after.  Your Direction, not your intentions, determines your destination.  We can have all kinds of goals and dreams.  We can have the most noble aspirations for relationships.  But if we don't follow the right path, specifically God's path, then no matter what our intentions, we will find our destination is not what we thought it would be.

I really enjoyed this book.  I like Andy Stanley's writing style.  He uses humorous stories from his own experiences to illustrate the biblical truths he is teaching.  I found myself laughing out loud many times and nodding my head in agreement.  I wish I would have had this teaching when I was 18 or 20 years old.  Anyone could benefit from the teachings in this book

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

  1. Lisa,
    I just read this book too! Not through BookSneeze, I never saw it on their available books list, but I picked it up at Fred's a couple of weeks ago. It is a really good book and very insightful and funny.


Thank you for taking time to comment.

Related Posts with Thumbnails