The Principle of the Path
How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
By Andy Stanley
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.
The Principle of the Path highlights the principle that we reap what we sow. Our actions have consequences. Andy Stanley writes this in clear concise language that’s easy to understand. However I can only give this book two out of five stars because he spent most of the book proving his point. He wrote as if the reader had no common sense or understanding and drilled his point in chapter after chapter. Also he gave no common sense strategies to help those who found themselves on the wrong path other than telling them where that path would lead. He also gave no help for those seeking the right path. Andy Stanley normally is very insightful and practical. In this case, however, he stated the obvious over and over again without any practical help.