Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision, by Andy Stanley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
BOOK DESCRIPTION: God has crafted a unique vision for each of our lives, a voyage of great discovery filled with fantastic riches that are imbedded in the very journey itself. Yet few know where to begin this journey and fewer still know the questions to ask to get them on their way. With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary life of Nehemiah and his vision for accomplishing the extraordinary. The astonishing concepts learned from Nehemiah are laid out in this practical guide that provides the direction, motivation, and encouragement for rising above the ordinary and realizing the unique vision that God has for you and you alone. Visioneering is a rare, life-changing book that speaks to the desire of every heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andy Stanley is the founder of North Point Ministries (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 33,000 people attend NPM’s five Atlanta-area churches. In addition, NPM has planted over 30 churches outside the Metro Atlanta area with a combined weekly attendance of more than 15,000. Over two million of Andy’s messages are accessed from North Point websites monthly, including both leadership and sermon content.
MY THOUGHTS: If you're looking for some direction in life, this book is a great place to start. Stanley is a virtual guru on all things related to finding and fulfilling your destiny, and this in-depth study on Nehemiah illustrates the important principles behind how to do this.
To be honest, there were so many parts of the introduction that I'd highlighted or underlined, I was sure that the remainder of the book would just ramble on about those same things. Nope. There are nuggets of wisdom on every page.
Each chapter elaborates on the Biblical account of Nehemiah, with modern stories sprinkled throughout that everyone can relate to. From those illustrations, practical applications are outlined and explained in a practical, easy-to-understand manner. Then begins the fun, when we are challenged to personalize what we've just learned with a Visioneering Project at the end of each chapter.
The principles in this book are applicable to goals and callings in many areas of life, including personal, career, ministry, and family situations. I would recommend this book for anyone who realizes he's not living up to what he was born for and wants to know how to take practical steps to live out that destiny.
**I was provided an ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
GENRE(S): NF - Christian Living