Book Review: The Principle of the Path

“Every path leads somewhere…and the road I’m on always determines where I end up. Direction-not intention-determines our destination.”

This is the substance of The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley. While some of this may seem rather pedantic, the evidence of our lives as well as the lives of people we pop_stanleyknow, proves that we do not put a great deal of action and effort behind making the principle work to our benefit…at least not by a rule. Stanley’s writing style is very conversational and I was able to read better than seventy-five percent of its one hundred eighty pages in a single sitting.

I think the book would be a great tool to help pastors and counselors with helping people who have been victims of destructive and/or difficult paths. Andy has also included a study guide at the end of the book that might be helpful in facilitating discussion in one-on-one sessions as well as group settings. Personally, I think this book would be a great gift for graduates…and my own children. Stanley says so many things I have realized in my own life, yet he shares them with fresh words.

Great truths in this book; highly recommended!

“Because sometimes it is the destinations that are out of our reach that create the circumstances God uses to remind us that we are never out of his reach.” Andy Stanley

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