10 Book Quotes From Andy Stanley

By November 16, 2013Authors

deep and wide andy stanleyHere are 10 book quotes from Andy Stanley, author of Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. This is a fascinating book to read and is currently a #1 Bestseller on the Amazon Church Leadership list. Below are my ten favorite Andy Stanley quotes from this book…you’ll see me share them on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you are a ministry leader I highly recommend reading this book.


  1. As leaders, we are never responsible for filling anyone else’s cup. Our responsibility is to empty ours. Andy Stanley
  2. All my critics are religious people. Andy Stanley
  3. There have always been and will always be church leaders who refuse to define church in terms of location alone. Andy Stanley
  4. When individuals describe their faith journeys, they always reference the first time they were exposed to practical Bible teaching. For some, this happened at a college Bible study. For others, it was in a home. For many women in our country, it was Beth Moore who served as an introduction to this type of teaching. Andy Stanley
  5. There is a direct correlation between a person’s private devotional life and his or her personal faith. Andy Stanley
  6. The Bible is full of illustrations of God calling and prodding people into service in spite of their overwhelming sense of inadequacy. And in every instance their faith in God got bigger. Andy Stanley
  7. If you capture someone’s heart, you will eventually get his hands and feet as well. Putting people in ministry environments is the quickest way to capture their hearts. Andy Stanley
  8. Helping people view the world through the lens of Scripture is critical to providing them with the proper context from which to interpret life. Andy Stanley
  9. Knowledge alone makes Christians haughty. Application makes us holy. Andy Stanley
  10. At the end of the day, it’s what we do, not what we purposed to do, that defines our lives and reputations. Andy Stanley

Source:  Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend  by Andy Stanley, (Zondervan, 2012)- to order book via Amazon, click here

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