• Ask It

  • The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions
  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (305 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 eChristian (P)2014 eChristian

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A Powerful Reading

Highly recommend it for anyone who wants to do by the will of God but may find themselves lost, confused, or even unsure of the decisions you make in your life.

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A must read for everyone!

An amazing reminder! Andy masks brilliance with simplicity and I love it! This is one of the best book investments I've ever made!

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Great for most, not for me, make wise choices

Andy does a good job here explaining how to make wise choices for most people. It just doesn't apply to me though because I've been taught this stuff since a child by my amazing parents.

That said, I think most people need to read something like this because of how many poor choices people make throughout their lives.

He also spends too much time leading you on with multiple cliff-hangers to the 'big-question'. I get it in todays world of instant gratification this makes sense as it keeps you coming back to the book and is helpful for the type of person who would read this book. But for some people its not necessary (go to the end and I'll have it there).

I think he spends a bit too much time on behaving wisely when it comes to sex or marriage, but I get it there's a huge swath of society that is being hurt by poor decisions in those areas and why he would want to spend time there.

He doesn't do a great job explaining how to make good business choices (seek wise counsel is the answer).
He also doesn't do any explaining on how to make complicated decisions when it comes to God requesting or bringing you to a path that is unwise from a worldly standpoint and from every conceivable answer but God has a plan anyways; that's where I'm at and this book wasn't all that helpful in that regard.

That said, I don't have any (many?) regrets and Andy speaks a lot about regrets due to poor decisions that could have been avoided by wise choice making. I imagine a lot of people make poor choices and would benefit greatly from this book.

He has 5 questions in his extended universe of books/teachings.
1) “Why am I doing this?”
2) “What story do I want to tell?”
3) “Is there a tension that deserves my attention?”
4) “What is the wise thing to do?” (not what is the right thing to do)
5) “What does love require of me?”

And finally, the question(s) he poses in his book: "Ask It"
“In light of my past experience, what is the wise thing for me to do? In light of my current circumstances and state of mind, what is the wise thing for me to do? In light of my future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?”

Or more succinctly:
“In light of my past experience, in light of my current circumstances and state of mind, and my future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?”

I hope this helps, I hate to give a book less than 5 stars, but it's the way I feel about the book and I also think it is the most wise rating I can give it based upon my experiences and mindset. Thanks!

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Great and thought provoking!

So easy to follow and very challenging. Great read! I highly in this book to everyone looking to change the way they make decisions.

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wisdom

before making any decisions I recommend this book. great biblical principles on wisdom and living

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Wisdom

This book has given me a lot of wise insight for my relationship, the way I view my decisions, and life in general!

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A must read!

I read it 2 times back to back. You know it’s good when a youth pastor recommends it to your college daughter who then recommends to her mom, and then she recommends to her husband and high school senior.

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fantastic, inspiring and practical

subject well delivered and very practical. should have a study guide alongside this masterpiece. The reading was brilliantly done as well. Very educational and entertaining.

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Gripping; engaging, challenges us to be grown-ups

Gripping; engaging; challenges us to humbly seek counsel, so we can make decisions like grown-ups. I HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE

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Life Changing

This book helps prevent the "if only". The question is simple but profound. It would have saved me from many unwise decisions.

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Excellent

Timeless biblical wisdom brought bang up to date and thoughtfully presented. If you can take these lessons to heart and apply them, they *will* change your life. The difficult bit of course is in keeping on applying them in the long term...... wish me luck!!

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