Thursday, December 11, 2014

Book Review: "Ask It" (Andy Stanley)

When faced with major decisions, situations or challenges or forks in the road that will most likely result in tremendous life change, it behooves us to stop and ask questions.

What am I doing here?

What am I hoping to achieve?

What are my goals?

Andy Stanley, author and founder of North Point Ministries, spends an entire book to discuss the subject. Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions, is a work of Christian nonfiction, as faith-based as they come, but with a perspective applicable to everyone who has ever faced a crossroads.

Stanley writes with wry humor, sound Biblical doctrine and exegesis, and the patience and concern of someone possessed with a truly compassionate heart for people. His work is neither condescending nor a dry, lifeless lecture.

Through anecdotes, personal examples, and scriptural accounts, Stanley explains the number one question people should ask themselves at the point of a decision. His continued analysis through the book addresses questions of morality and time, along with guidance and wisdom applicable to the everyday situations readers may and do face in today's culture and world.

Each and every one of us has been there. Right or left? Up or down? Go or stay? Speak or stay silent? Travel or not? College or career? Questions plague us, and the culture offers little help or guidance.

Stanley contends that the soundest wisdom comes from the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament of the Bible, and that one single question, and its three crucial components, will enlighten and empower everyone who adheres to the truths he unearths to make the best decision he or she possibly can in every situation.

This excellent, applicable, and eminently readable book is one you won't want to miss.

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Author: Andy Stanley
Title: Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions
ISBN: 978-1-60142-718-2
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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