Better Decisions Fewer Regrets Study Guide

Better Decisions  Fewer Regrets Study Guide
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780310126577
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Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Andy Stanley gives you five key questions to ask when you have a decision to make and you're not sure what to do. We never know what or who hangs in the balance of the decisions we make. But what we do know is this: private decisions have public implications. Your private decisions probably won't stay private, and personal decisions will impact some other persons. These five simple questions will empower you to: Make better decisions with fewer regrets Pause when feeling tension over a decision Take the long view Look for the wise option Focus on the relational impact of decisions Designed for use with the Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets Video Study (sold separately).

Irresistible

Irresistible
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310536994
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book for anyone who cares deeply about the future of the church. Once upon a time there was a version of our faith that was practically . . . irresistible. But that was then. Today we preach, teach, write, and communicate as if nothing has changed. As if “The Bible says it,” still settles it. It’s time to hit pause on much of what we’re doing and consider the faith modeled by our first-century brothers and sisters who had no official Bible, no status, and humanly speaking, little chance of survival. What did they know that we don’t? What made their faith so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible? Buckle up . . . you’re about to find out. More importantly, Andy will invite you to embrace the version of faith that, against all odds, initiated a chain of events resulting in the most significant and extensive cultural transformation the world has ever seen. A version we must embrace if we are to be salt and light in an increasingly savorless and dark world. “More than any other book I’ve read in years, Irresistible has stretched my view of Scripture. I can’t hear or read a passage from the Old or New Testaments without thinking about Andy’s provocative insights. If you and I take this book seriously, our lives and our churches will never be the same.”—Kara Powell, PhD, executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and coauthor of Growing Young “Irresistible is like a once-in-a-generation shot across the bow. Andy Stanley takes a lifetime of accumulated insight and wisdom about the Christian faith, history, and why the church isn’t connecting with our current culture, and combines them together in a masterpiece work.” —Carey Nieuwhof, author and founding pastor, Connexus Church “Warning: This book will set you and your ministry back—back to the first century and the approach to advancing the gospel modeled by Jesus and the apostles. Andy reminds us that the resurrection was at the center of the first-century apologetic. Then he challenges twenty-first century believers to reclaim it as the center of ours as well. I agree with Andy—this approach changed the world once. I’m convinced it could do so again. Read and apply now!”—Frank Turek, Christian author, public speaker, and radio host “This book challenged me to rethink my thoughts about the Old Testament, discuss with fellow believers what I was learning, do more connecting and less correcting of others, and be salt and light, making things better and brighter. I love how Andy loves people . . . ALL of them.”—John Maxwell, author of The 360 Degree Leader “It’s time for the church to rethink how it presents a timeless gospel to this generation. In Irresistible, Andy Stanley challenges us to make sure we handle the Scriptures with the kind of integrity that compels everyone to seriously consider following Jesus. Any Christian who reads this book will suddenly find themselves embracing the mission of Jesus with a new passion.”—Reggie Joiner, author; founder and CEO of Orange “Andy Stanley takes you on a historic journey to rediscover the first-generation passion of what it means to faithfully follow Christ. This book will knock you off center, push you out of complacency, and reawaken an unshakable faith that cannot be ignored.”—Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and author of Hope in the Dark—Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not

Ask It

Ask It
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781601427199
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Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You’ll Never Make a Decision the Same Way Again Should I take this job? Buy this house? Marry this person? We ask questions every day about the choices we face. But are we asking the most important question of all? In Ask It, Andy Stanley identifies the one question that makes it easy to determine the answer to all other questions. You’ll learn how to make decisions with confidence simply by applying the question that brings clarity to life’s most challenging decisions.

The Best Question Ever

The Best Question Ever
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307563750
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Release: 2009-04-23
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We’ve all done dumb stuff in our lives. We all have regrets. Yet none of us plans to mess up our lives. Why, then, does it keep happening? Life doesn’t have to be that way. You can fool-proof your life…as this book shows. God’s promise and pattern is for something better. In The Best Question Ever, Andy Stanley effectively teaches the practical and lasting value of simply asking this question about our actions in all of life’s arenas: What is the wise thing for me to do, in light of my past experience, my present circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams? This book probes for honesty —it pushes us to open our eyes to reality and helps us expose the little (and big) self-deceptions we have. Prepare yourself. You are about to be introduced to a single question that will revolutionize the way you make decisions. Over the past twenty years, speaker and author Andy Stanley has shared the power of this question with thousands of students and adults all over the country. In this ground-breaking new book, Andy provides you with a filter through which to evaluate every decision in every arena of your life. As you are about to discover, the Best Question Ever will bring clarity to decisions involving your finances, your love life, your schedule, even your career. People everywhere agree that their greatest regret could have been avoided had they asked the Best Question Ever and then acted on their conclusions. A time-tested truth that has immediate application, the Best Question Ever has the power to change the trajectory of your entire life. Story Behind the Book After continually making decisions that were short-sighted and hasty, Andy Stanley sought counsel. In Ephesians 5:15 he read, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise.” It was there that Andy discovered what he considers to be The Best Question Ever. From the Hardcover edition.

Better Decisions Fewer Regrets

Better Decisions  Fewer Regrets
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780310537106
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Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Good questions lead to better decisions. Discover five game-changing questions to ask every time you make a decision--questions that will help you in your finances, relationships, career, and more. Your decisions determine the direction and quality of your life. Your decisions create the story of your life. And while nobody plans to complicate their life with bad decisions, far too many people have no plan to make good decisions. This book will help you live differently. In Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, Andy Stanley will help you learn from experience and stop making bad decisions by integrating five questions into every decision you make, big or small. You'll discover how to: Develop a decision-making filter that reveals which choices will likely lead to positive results in your life. Avoid selling yourself on bad ideas and making quick decisions when time is short. Find truth and clarity in any tricky decision. Improve relationships and heal division through better decisions. Discover the reasons behind your decisions so you can move forward with positive changes. Consider the long-term impact of your choices so you can write a life story worth celebrating. Easily identify any red flags that signal which decisions may result in future regrets. Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets will set you up for success in every season of life, for the rest of your life. "Classic Andy--accessible to any of us wanting to change, yet deep enough to challenge you if you think you know the answers." - Max Lucado, pastor and New York Times bestselling author "This is the right book for the right time. We've got some important decisions to make, and this book will help frame the right questions to ask." - Bob Goff, Sweet Maria's husband and New York Times bestselling author "This book is not just a necessary guide to better decisions--it's a handbook for life that is sure to make a difference in yours." - Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Andy Stanley strikes again! This challenging, practical, and engaging book will help you make better decisions and lead the life you really want." - Ian Morgan Cron, author, The Road Back to You "Now is the time to change your choices to regret-proof your future. Andy will show you how." - Levi Lusko, pastor of Fresh Life Church and author

Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307563989
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Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Your character, more than anything else, will impact how much you accomplish in this life. It is more important than your talent, your education, your background, or your network of friends. Andy Stanley helps you chart a course toward becoming a man or woman of character. You'll discover a definition of character that will inspire you for a lifetime, the external and internal benefits of strong character, the six false beliefs behind negative behaviors, and more. Using practical insights, biblical exposition, and engaging stories, Stanley guides you step-by-step in setting the personal goals that will build the foundation for true success. The Secret to a Life with No Regrets How important is your character? It determines everything about you! How much you will accomplish in life, and whether you are worth knowing. How you will respond to success, and how you will weather the inevitable storms of life. This is a book about uncompromised living. It is about choosing every day to be a man or woman of integrity, a person whose actions speak louder than words. Bestselling author Andy Stanley challenges you to become what you were meant to be: a person whose commitment to doing the right thing, whatever the cost, will inspire others and change your world. Story Behind the Book As a pastor, I spend a substantial amount of my time with people who are digging themselves out from personal environmental catastrophes—circumstances that were often years in the making but “took them by surprise.” Another group of people have faced, or are facing, storms of life that are not of their own making, storms created by the character deficits of others—storms that are a natural part of a fallen world. There, in the midst of unjust treatment and seemingly undeserved pain, the true character of a man or woman is revealed. What you see in such moments is what was really there all along. This book is about change. It’s about the process of taking raw materials and molding them, shaping them, and refining them into a finished product. Whether you know it or not, that process is happening in you. Your character, not your accomplishments or acquisitions, determines your legacy.

Enemies of the Heart

Enemies of the Heart
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601421814
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Release: 2011-06-21
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CBA BESTSELLER • Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Includes a six-week discussion guide. “Andy Stanley touches the right nerve at the right time.”—Shaunti Feldhahn, bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only Divorce. Job loss. Estrangement from family members. Broken friendships. The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against your will. Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forces—guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy—and how they infiltrate your life and damage your relationships. He says that, left unchallenged they have the power to destroy your home, your career, and your friendships. In Enemies of the Heart, Andy offers practical, biblical direction to help you fight back, to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you, and to restore your broken relationships. Previously released as It Came from Within

The New Rules for Love Sex and Dating

The New Rules for Love  Sex  and Dating
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780310342205
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Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?" —Andy Stanley Single? Looking for the "right person"? Thinking that if you met the "right person" everything would turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating challenges singles to step up and set a new standard for this generation. “If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!” —Andy Stanley Also includes a four-session small group discussion guide to be used with The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating video (sold separately).

Better Decisions Fewer Regrets Study Guide with DVD

Better Decisions  Fewer Regrets Study Guide with DVD
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0310126592
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Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this six-session video Bible study, Andy Stanley gives you five key questions to ask when you have a decision to make and you're not sure what to do. We never know what or who hangs in the balance of the decisions we make. But what we do know is this: private decisions have public implications. Your private decisions probably won't stay private, and personal decisions will impact some other persons. These five simple questions will empower you to: Make better decisions with fewer regrets Pause when feeling tension over a decision Take the long view Look for the wise option Focus on the relational impact of decisions This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

Visioneering

Visioneering
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781588601230
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Release: 2012-01-18
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lift Your Vision High Vision is a preferred future. A destination. Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Visioneering, according to bestselling author Andy Stanley, is “a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary life of Nehemiah and his God-given vision for accomplishing the extraordinary. He shows how the life of this great ancient visionary, determined to rebuild the ruined walls of Jerusalem, reveals principles that can prepare us to find and follow God’s multifaceted vision for our own lives. Now this bestseller is again available in an attractive, affordable paperback! Everybody ends up somewhere in life. You can end up somewhere on purpose! Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It’s the process one follows to develop and maintain vision. “Vision,” writes Andy Stanley , “is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” In the bestselling Visioneering, Stanley builds a compelling case for the necessity of a clear, God-ordained vision for each of the roles of your life. Whether you’re a parent with a vision for your children or a CEO pursuing a corporate vision, Visioneering is the perfect tool to help you develop and maintain God’s unique purpose for your life.

How Good Is Good Enough

How Good Is Good Enough
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781601422156
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Release: 2008-08-19
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surely there's more than one way to get to heaven? Bestselling author Andy Stanley addresses this popular belief held even among Christians. But believing that all good people go to heaven raises major problems, Stanley reveals. Is goodness not rewarded, then? Is Christianity not fair? Maybe not, he says. Readers will find out why Jesus taught that goodness is not even a requirement to enter heaven - and why Christianity is beyond fair. Andy Stanley leads believers and skeptics alike to a grateful awareness of God's enormous grace and mercy. Good People Go to Heaven...Don’t They? Sure they do. It only makes sense. Actually, it doesn’t really make any sense at all. Smart, educated, accomplished men and women everywhere are banking their eternities on a theory that doesn’t hold water. Chances are, you’ve never really thought it through. But you owe it to yourself to do so. Find out now what’s wrong with the most popular theory about heaven—and what it really takes to get there.

Leading with Questions

Leading with Questions
Author: Michael J. Marquardt
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118830109
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Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many leaders are unaware of the amazing power of questions. Ourconversations may be full of requests and demands, but all toooften we are not asking for honest and informative answers, and wedon’t know how to listen effectively to responses. Whenleaders start encouraging questions from their teams, however, theybegin to see amazing results. Knowing the right questions toask—and the right way to listen—will give any leaderthe skills to perform well in any situation, effectivelycommunicate a vision to the team, and achieve lasting successacross the organization. Thoroughly revised and updated, Leading with Questionswill help you encourage participation and teamwork, fosteroutside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships withcustomers, solve problems, and more. Michael Marquardt reveals howto determine which questions will lead to solutions to even themost challenging issues. He outlines specific techniques of activelistening and follow-up, and helps you understand how questions canimprove the way you work with individuals, teams, andorganizations. This new edition of Leading with Questions draws oninterviews with thirty leaders, including eight whose stories arenew to this edition. These interviews tell stories from a range ofcountries, including Singapore, Guyana, Korea, and Switzerland, andfeature case studies from prominent firms such as DuPont, Alcoa,Novartis, and Cargill. A new chapter on problem-solving will helpyou apply questions to your toughest situations as a leader, and anew “Questions for Reflection” section at the end ofeach chapter will help you bring Marquardt’s message into allof your work as a leader. Now more than ever, Leading with Questions is thedefinitive guide for becoming a stronger leader byidentifying—and asking—the right questions.

How to Decide

How to Decide
Author: Annie Duke
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780593084618
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through a blend of compelling exercises, illustrations, and stories, the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets will train you to combat your own biases, address your weaknesses, and help you become a better and more confident decision-maker. What do you do when you're faced with a big decision? If you're like most people, you probably make a pro and con list, spend a lot of time obsessing about decisions that didn't work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, endlessly seek other people's opinions to find just that little bit of extra information that might make you sure, and finally go with your gut. What if there was a better way to make quality decisions so you can think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive and be more productive? Making good decisions doesn't have to be a series of endless guesswork. Rather, it's a teachable skill that anyone can sharpen. In How to Decide, bestselling author Annie Duke and former professional poker player lays out a series of tools anyone can use to make better decisions. You'll learn: • To identify and dismantle hidden biases. • To extract the highest quality feedback from those whose advice you seek. • To more accurately identify the influence of luck in the outcome of your decisions. • When to decide fast, when to decide slow, and when to decide in advance. • To make decisions that more effectively help you to realize your goals and live your values. Through interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments, this book helps you analyze key decisions you've made in the past and troubleshoot those you're making in the future. Whether you're picking investments, evaluating a job offer, or trying to figure out your romantic life, How to Decide is the key to happier outcomes and fewer regrets.

Sticky Church

Sticky Church
Author: Larry Osborne
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780310312994
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming.Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so importantWhy most of our discipleship models don’t work very wellWhy small groups always make a church more honest and transparentWhat makes groups grow deeper and sticker over timeSticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry—and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

Go Fish Study Guide

Go Fish Study Guide
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780307563026
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Release: 2010-04-14
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tell Faith-Filled Fish Tales Fishing stories. We’ve all heard them. “It was this big.” “You should have seen the one that got away.” People love to tell stories of their fishing adventures. When it comes to faith, however, most people clam up. Why is it we can’t talk about what God has done in our lives as naturally as we can spin fishing tales? In this six-session companion study guide to the Go Fish DVD, Andy Stanley explores the motivation behind sharing our faith. Discover God’s heart for those who don’t know Him and the role that we can play in introducing others to Him. Along the way you will be equipped with tools that will help you make sharing your faith a natural part of your life. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons, including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions, and application steps. Story Behind the Book Andy Stanley, senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses, with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand, has had countless conversations with everyday Christians who struggle to share their faith with confidence and ease. Though not everyone has “the gift,” evangelism is something we’re each called to. This curriculum was designed to take the fear out of sharing the good news of Christ, and to help you talk about it as naturally as you would that exciting fishing trip last weekend!

How to Make Choices You Won t Regret

How to Make Choices You Won t Regret
Author: Kay Arthur,David Lawson,B. J. Lawson
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780307457646
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Release: 2009-07
Editor: Waterbrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to make choices now that you won’t regret later. You may be wondering how you ended up where you are, whether your life would have been better if you had made different decisions along the way. Or maybe your current situation is great, but you’re facing some difficult choices. God wants to help you. Every day you and I are faced with innumerable decisions, some of which have the potential to change the course of our lives forever. Certain avenues open to us are marked with hidden pitfalls or lead in harmful directions. And in some instances the wrong choice can even bring death. Where do you go for direction? What do you do when faced with temptation? How do you decide what choices to make? This study answers those questions by exploring the role of Scripture and the Holy Spirit in the process, as well as examining the decision-making of people such as David, Josiah, Eve, and Jesus. As a result, my friend, I pray you will be equipped to make choices that bring honor to God and peace to your heart. --Kay Arthur The 40-Minute Bible Studies tackle vital issues in short, easy-to-grasp lessons for personal or group use–with no homework required.

The Art and Science of Making Up Your Mind

The Art and Science of Making Up Your Mind
Author: Rex V. Brown
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9781000024654
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Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Art and Science of Making Up Your Mind presents basic decision-making principles and tools to help the reader respond efficiently and wisely to everyday dilemmas. Although most decisions are made informally (whether intuitively without deliberate thought, or based on careful reflection), over the centuries people have tried to develop systematic, scientific and structured ways in which to make decisions. Using qualitative counterparts to quantitative models, Rex Brown takes the reader through the basics, like ‘what is a decision’ and then considers a wide variety of real-life decisions, explaining how the best judgments can be made using logical principles. Combining multiple evaluations of the same judgment ("hybrid judgment") and exploring innovative analytical concepts (such as "ideal judgment"), this book explores and analyzes the skills needed to master the basics of non-mathematical decision making, and what should be done, using real world illustrations of decision methods. The book is an ideal companion for students of Thinking, Reasoning and Decision-Making, and also for anyone wanting to understand how to make better judgments in their everyday lives.

Developing Female Leaders

Developing Female Leaders
Author: Kadi Cole
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781400210930
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to More Effectively Leverage the Leadership Gifts and Abilities of Women in Your Church What would your church look like in the future if it were to maximize the dormant gifts of the women God has brought there? In Developing Female Leaders, Kadi Cole, twenty-year veteran in leadership and people development, offers a practical strategy to help church and organizational leaders craft cultures that facilitate the development of women as volunteer and staff leaders. Using interviews and surveys of more than one thousand women in key church and organizational roles, combined with current research, the author has created eight easy-to-implement “best practices” that help accelerate a woman’s organizational contribution. Thorough appendices and references add even more guidance for setting vision, milestones, and goals. Developing Female Leaders is a one-of-a-kind resource for identifying what is missing today in your church to help it flourish in the future.

The Grace of God

The Grace of God
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780849949128
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Release: 2011-09-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Grace. It’s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It’s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others—especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable. Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It’s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It’s the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context for both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning.” —Andy Stanley We find in the pages of Scripture that the stories found there often mirror our own stories, and that we too need the very thing we do not deserve: the grace of God. From the beginning, the church has had an uneasy relationship with grace. The gravitational pull is always toward graceless religion. The odd thing is that when you read the New Testament, the only thing Jesus stood against consistently was graceless religion. The only group he attacked relentlessly was graceless religious leaders. Even now as you think about grace, there might be a little voice in your head whispering, “It can’t be that easy!” “What about obedience?” “What about disobedience?” “What about repeated misbehavior?” “What about bad habits?” “What about justice?” “What about repentance?” It’s this tension that makes grace so slippery. But that’s the beauty and the truth of grace. We don’t deserve it. We can’t earn it. It can’t be qualified. But God gives it to us anyway because he loves us unconditionally. The story of grace is your story. And as you are about to discover grace plays a larger role than you imagine.

Deep and Wide

Deep and Wide
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780310527497
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Andy Stanley’s bestselling and award-winning vision for the local church now includes bonus content: a study guide, church staff helps, and an interview with Andy on the most frequently asked questions about Deep and Wide. With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America’s largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split. But that’s just the beginning… For the first time, Andy explains his strategy for preaching and programming to “dual audiences”: mature believers and cynical unbelievers. He argues that preaching to dual audiences doesn’t require communicators to “dumb down” the content. According to Stanley, it’s all in the approach. You’ll be introduced to North Point's spiritual formation model: The Five Faith Catalysts. Leaders responsible for ministry programing and production will no doubt love Andy’s discussion of the three essential ingredients for creating irresistible environments. For pastors willing to tackle the challenge of transitioning a local congregation, Andy includes a section entitled: Becoming Deep and Wide. If your team is more concerned with who you are reaching than who you are keeping, the expanded edition of Deep & Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over! “Couldn't be prouder of my son, Andy. And I couldn't be more excited about the content of this book. I wish a resource like this existed when I was starting out in ministry.” - Dr. Charles Stanley, Founder, In Touch Ministries “Deep and Wide pulls back the curtain for all of us to see what is required behind the scenes to build a prevailing church. I was both challenged and inspired by this book.” - Bill Hybels, author of Just Walk Across the Room “The most common question I get from pastors is, ‘How do I get the people in my church to be open to change?’ From now on my answer will be, ‘Read Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley’. Thanks Andy. Great book!” - Craig Groeschel, Pastor, LifeChurch.TV, author, It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It “It is completely false that churches must sacrifice quality to get quantity, must artificially choose between evangelism and discipleship, or cannot have depth and growth at the same time. Few prove this fact better than the ministry of Andy Stanley, who has grown North Point Community Church on purpose and with passion. No Christian leader can afford to miss this book.” - Rick Warren, pastor, Saddleback Church; author, The Purpose Driven Church