Up to You
It's Your Life, Choose Wisely
Jun 15, 2005 | 192 Pages
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About Up to You
You Can Have the Life You Want
You’re on the brink of life! Sure, you’ve had one for a while now, but the teen years are the prime time to define the rest of your life. But how, realistically, can you secure a regretless future in the face of so many major, life-changing decisions? Now, by asking just one simple question, you’ll make the best decision every time. And a bright future—one with no lumps in your throat, sinking sensations in your chest, or weight on your shoulders—will be yours! From dating dilemmas to career aspirations, you can confidently chart a successful course in every area of your life. But no one else will do it for you. It’s entirely up to you.
You made a choice.
It’s no big deal.
You’re wondering, What was I thinking?!
Now, by asking just one simple question, you can avoid regret before it defines your life. This powerful question will enable you to navigate your way to the life you’ve always wanted. Many consider this the best question ever. You are about to find out why!
It’s your life.
And life is full of choices.
What kind of choices will you make?
It’s up to you!
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, and it is presented here in this book for teen readers. The goal is for the younger generation to grasp the power of this question, and as they face major (and minor) life decisions, they will make them with confidence. As they move forward making sound decisions every time, they’ll guarantee themselves a future with no regrets!
About Andy StanleyAndy Stanley
Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM consists of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of more than 50 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 90,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy Stanley as one of the top ten most influential living pastors in America.
Andy holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 20 books, including The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; Ask It; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader.
In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond the local Atlanta area. Over 1.8 million of Andy’s messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point’s website monthly.
In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving him an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insights for life and leadership. Currently, over six million episodes are consumed each month through television and podcasts, underscoring Stanley’s impact not only as a communicator but also as an influencer of culture.
Nothing is as personal as his passion for engaging with live audiences, which he has pursued for over two decades at leadership events around the world. In high demand, he speaks at various annual events before audiences of both church and organizational leaders, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, and the WCA Global Leadership Summit.
“I cannot fill their cups,” he often says of the opportunity to impact leaders in business and in ministry, “but I have a responsibility to empty mine.”
Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.
About Heath BennettHeath Bennett
Heath Bennett is the middle school director for North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, where he has been for more than six years. During this time, the ministry grew from fifty students to nearly one thousand middle school students in attendance every week. Heath has been in student ministry for more than thirteen years as a youth pastor, worship leader, and a public speaker at various middle and high school events. He lives in Cumming, Georgia, with his wife, Kerri, and two amazing children, Luke and Kailey.
192 pages | Published by Multnomah
On Sale Date: Jun 15, 2005
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8-1/4
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