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Product Details

  • DVD
  • Publisher: Zondervan; DVD edition (March 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031069325X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310693253
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,772,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andy Stanley is the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 33,000 people attend one of NPM's seven Atlanta-area churches. In addition, NPM has planted over 25 churches outside the metro Atlanta area with a combined weekly attendance of more than 15,000. Over one million of Andy's messages are accessed from our North Point websites monthly, including both leadership and sermon content. To learn more and to access our free online resources, visit us at www.northpointministries.org. SPANISH BIO: Andy Stanley sirve como pastor principal en los planteles de North Point Ministries, incluyendo la iglesia North Point Community Church de Alphretta, Georgia, Iglesia Buckhead Church de Atlanta, y la Iglesia Browns Bridge Community Church de Cumming, Georgia. Todos los domingos mas de 20,000 ninos y adultos asisten a uno de los planteles de NPM. Andy Stanley es autor de los exitos de libreria Visioneering How Good is Good Enough? Y Lider de la proxima generacion. el y su esposa, Sandra, tienen dos hijos y una hija.

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Super catchy cover..." and then I was like "Yeah, okay.
Drew
Thanks to years of experience in the pastoral ministry, Andy Stanley brings a culturally relevant message in his new book.
TZ
Great book for anyone dating or for anyone in a marriage for that matter.
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A special thank you to Zondervan and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Andy Stanley's North Point Ministries was named the Largest Church in America, this past year, and now he delivers as extraordinary fresh new look at sex, dating, and marriage— “Old Fashioned is the New Fashion”, with his insightful book, THE NEW RULES FOR LOVE, SEX, AND DATING.

The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is a discussion guide developed for use with the four-session video, which complements and expands the material in the book. While the material in the discussion guide is intended for use with the video, some of the discussion questions will also reflect content used in the book.

Overview
1 The Right Person Myth
2 Gentleman's Club
3 Designer Sex
4 If I Were You

This book is also meant for married couples as well as singles and even for those, like myself not dating but may have grown single children or grandchildren, or for use in the leadership of young adults. As we all are aware, sex is leveraged to sell just about everything. Actually the promise of no strings-attached sex with a way above-average-looking person is used to sell just about everything. Sexual scandals among politicians, athletes, and celebrities. Infidelity is woven into the plot of just about every form of entertainment that involves a plot.

As you process the issues and questions surrounding your sexuality and expressions of your sexuality, don’t forget the broader context – sex isn’t just physical. It’s one component of a multifaceted biological, physiological, and psychological miracle that is you. So cherish it, protect it, preserve it, reserve it!

I loved this part: The present will be your past, which will be present in your future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Drew on February 18, 2015
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!

Whew. Okay. Just had to say that quick a second.

But for real. I've never read anything by Andy Stanley (until this, and I most certainly will check out his other stuff soon!). The real reason I picked up this book was because I thought "Nice! I like that cover design! A lot! Super catchy cover..." and then I was like "Yeah, okay. I'll read that." Figured it might help me out with this whole Drew-likes-this-girl crazy random happenstance that popped up in my life about 2 months ago... and is becoming official soon. Woop woop!

This book was extremely readable. Stanley has a neat way with word that I found super engaging, fresh, and graspable.

The content was STELLAR. I'm a pretty traditional guy when it comes to dating and all that jazz, and Stanley did an EXCELLENT job crafting all the thoughts and feelings I have about what I ought to be doing/being in a relationship. No spoilers here - PICK UP THIS BOOK! Especially if you're a dude (Seriously, check out chapters 6 and 7). But if you're not a dude, this is also a great book for you too! Stanley describes a really practical, really wise way of going about making your relationship as successful as possible.

Another thing, he doesn't hold back any punches. He disclaimers this a lot - necessary or not - I do feel that his candid demeanor was spot on. He spells it out clearly, all the while giving an incredibly convicting call to action for both guys and girls. Get ready to be called out on the carpet. It's good. Really really good.

This book was heavy on the topic of sex. And for that I was glad. It was a really refreshing, well-needed perspective to hear.

All that to say. This book was such a great resource, for me.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By reader on January 24, 2015
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Perfect timing for where I am in my life. Recommending it to my friends, both single and married. All things we know just presented differently.
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Buy this book. Read it. Single or not, you will be glad you did.

Life has become increasingly complicated in the new millennium, in part, because American culture has thrown out “the rule book”. Some blame the pill; some blame the feminists; some blame the media. Whatever the reason, the irony is that the emotional and financial costs of broken relationships have never been higher.

In his new book, The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating, Andy Stanley writes:

“I’m not all that interested in why things are the way they are. I’m more interested in helping you navigate the way things are. My purpose in writing is to increase your relational satisfaction” (14).

Fair enough. But then Stanley then goes on to offer a rather rare insight:

“I’ve met with many struggling married couples who would describe themselves as having ‘marriage problems.’ But in all my years I’ve never talked to a married couple that actually had a marriage problem. What I have discovered is that people with problems get married and their problems collide. What was manageable as a single person eventually becomes unmanageable within the context of marriage” (20).

Wow. This is getting down to brass tacks! Instead of looking for that perfect person to solve all your problems, Stanley says—hey, look in the mirror![1]

Andy Stanley is a pastor who does not sound or write like a pastor. He describes himself as a communicator, author, and pastor and founder of North Point Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. His book is written in 10 chapters, including:

1. The Right Person Myth;
2. Commitment is Overrated;
3. Becoming the Right Person;
4. So Becoming;
5. Love Is;
6. Gentleman’s Club;
7. The Way Forward;
8.
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Communicator, author, and pastor, ANDY STANLEY founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving over 60,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy Stanley as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors in America.

The author of 20-plus books, including The New Rules of Love, Sex, and Dating, Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Enemies of the Heart, When Work & Family Collide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley holds two degrees, an undergraduate in journalism from Georgia State University and a Masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, the impact of which is all too evident in his written work.

In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond local Atlanta-area walls. Two million of Stanley'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 insight for life and leadership. In less than two years, over 36 million episodes have been viewed, underscoring Stanley's impact not only as a communicator but also as a cultural change agent.

But nothing is so personal as his passion for engaging with live audiences, which Stanley has pursued for over a decade, speaking at leadership events around the world. In high demand, he speaks at various events before a yearly audience of both church and organizational leaders of nearly 200,000, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, Exchange, 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 Stanley and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.

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