Achieving True Contentment and Purpose…Success God’s Way by Dr. Charles Stanley is a recipe book for achieving success based on Christian faith following Biblical strategies. The book opens with the question: What is your definition of success? What does success mean to you?How do you see success and achieving that success? When do you know you have achieved the success you desire based on how you have defined it?
Dr. Stanley then gives his explanation of success based on how the modern world defines success, which is typically founded on material gain: the more material gain we obtain, the more successful we believe we are.Unfortunately, obtaining material gain does not necessarily relate to true personal contentment, purpose, or fulfillment.Hence, success must be something else, which leads us to the question: Is success a process? A life, long process that is built on by our day to day choices, actions, and goals.
After playing with this question, Dr. Stanley moves to key steps (or stepping stones) to achieving meaningful success in a purposeful way (or pathway). He explains the benefits of setting goals, which are road maps for our lives. The steps begin with identifying and defining goals to methods for taking the appropriate and necessary action to achieve each goal, from minimal but equally important, daily goals to long term goals.
Dr. Stanley makes reference to the Holy Bible throughout the book by his use of verses to providing examples of successful characters from both the Old and New Testaments.