Up to You
It's Your Life, Choose Wisely
Publication Date: June 15, 2005
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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!
Andy Stanley is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the founder of North Point Ministries. He serves as pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with a congregation of more than 12,000, as well as Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 3,000 attendees. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and a daughter.
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.