I just finished reading The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley. The subtitle of the book: “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be”, sets the stage for what appears to be a great book helping someone accomplish their goals.
I was excited to start reading this book for this very reason. If you have kept up with my blog at all you know that I am currently in a time of transition, and wondering how to get from where I am to where God wants me to be. I read the introduction and Chapter 1 and told my wife, “I think this is going to be a great book”. I was wrong!
Imagine a man who is driving on a road trip and doesn’t exactly know where to go. The obvious thing that the man should do is stop and ask for directions. The Principle of the Path states that you should “stop and ask for directions”. We all know however, that what we “should” do is not always what we do. Throughout the entire book I asked myself the question…”Great, I am glad I am on the right track, but when are you going to help me actually do these things?” When will we get to the part that says, “This is how you make yourself ask for directions…”. The problem is that it never came.
So basically, my recommendation is this…If you are wondering what the right thing to do is, this is definitely a book for you. If you are having more trouble actually doing the right thing, find another book. I would make recommendation, but I have yet to find it. I will let you know. If you have read this book, and think I am crazy, please let me know.