Wednesday

The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

I admire Andy Stanley as much as I admire his dad. What an amazing understanding he has of godly principles.

The major problem I had with this book is the "getting to where you want to be" factor. Stanley words this in such a way that I'm arguing with him, "But what about trust? What about faith? What about wanting what God wants instead of what I wanted when I was sixteen?"

As he slowly explains what this discovery is all about and that it includes much more than a little trust in God (think David cutting Saul's prayer shawl zit zit), I finally understand the bottom line of this principle is letting go and letting God do His thing in your life and you will ultimately be exactly where God intended you to be all along. Embracing the principle helps you to avoid wrong turns and dead ends.

The trouble with this principle is that is makes perfect sense to mature Christians, but to the newbie Christians, or the immature Christians probably won't get it because trusting God is not as easy as it sounds.

I give it four out of five stars. A worthy read for teens and adults. Great life principles study.

1 comment:

Sam Arredondo said...

I appreciate that you are making time to to write. Interesting stuff. Thank you.

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