The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley
I’m not sure why but I had very high expectations for this book. Too high, it turned out.
The story at the beginning showcased Andy Stanley’s superb storytelling ability and drew me in. That part was great. Do not skip the introduction.
At about one-third to one-half-way through I started getting depressed. It all seemed so negative as the author repeatedly talked about how much we mess up if we don’t make right choices. But he was not offering any solutions. Right about the time I was tempted to give up on this book it turned around somewhat. The author started telling his idea of the solution to the problem of why we make bad choices in life.
I actually agreed with his proposed solution, which was submission to God. But I felt much more emphasis needed to be placed on this principle as opposed to chapter after chapter on how much we mess up, how much our hearts are deceitful, how much we lie to ourselves etc.
The author did have several good and biblically sound points in this book. I just felt like it should have been “meatier”. I agree with some of the other reviewers that this book is best suited to young people who think they don’t need to take any elder person’s advice. This book will set them straight on that.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
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