Andy Stanley, pastor, author of e.g. The Grace of God (2010) and Seven Practices for Effective Ministry (2004) and founder of North Point Ministries, has an intriguing message for all of you seeking direction on their life. Subtitled How to get from where you are to where you want to be, The Principle of the Path from the outside looks like another self help or instant success formula. Stanley attracts but doesn’t deliver easy answers. Good intentions don’t win any war, it’s the path we choose, the steps we take, the focus we have and discipline we show. Real reasons why we fail to succeed are those connected with real intentions, choices, principles, distractions and failures. Advice, counseling, and facing consequences of mistakes, that’s all in the game, if you want to get where you want to be. Stanley uses biblical examples from King David, King Solomon, Absolom, Psalms, Proverbs and Jesus Christ. Also personal stories like Stanley’s own Italian Job (consequences of not following 2 present GPS devices in Italy), a friend that knew how to escape a heavy storm on a remote Hawaiian Island and an night drive on a closed road. The books contains an additional study guide to ignite conversations in small groups. The Principle of the Path is practical and to be applied in everyday’s life. It provides a way for you to reach your desired destination and avoid life-wasting detours along the way.
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