The Principle of the Path by A. Stanley

This is one of the most fantastic books I have ever reviewed. Without a doubt, there will be many of my friends and family who will be getting this book as a Christmas gift this year. Stanley uses very biblical principles and examples, to show us clearly how the ‘principle of the path’ works. The basic definition of the principle is this, “direction, not intention, leads to destination”. I had to read this a couple of times to grasp the understanding, yet it is a very simple concept. For example, I intend the lose weight this summer and my intentions are really genuine. However, my direction today involved eating a box of maltesers and a Chinese takeaway for dinner, with very little exercise during the day. If this behaviour continues, it will result in my destination of being the same weight, possibly even heavier! While this is a very small example, Stanley applies the principle in other more important areas of life such as our finances, marriages, raising children and so on.

In using king Solomon as a main example in the book, we clearly see that although the ‘principle of the path’ is a very obvious one, even one of the wisest men to live on earth lost his way at times, and did not see clearly where the direction he was taking was leading him. There are so many lessons to be learned from this book and I highly recommend it.

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