Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will

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By (author) Kevin L DeYoung, Foreword by Joshua Harris

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  • Publisher: Moody Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 175mm x 13mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 0802458386
  • ISBN 13: 9780802458384
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Sales rank: 17,012

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Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God's will don't work. It's time to try something new: "Give up."Pastor and bestselling author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through. Too often, he writes, God's people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven't found God's perfect will for their lives. Or-even worse-they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting... waiting... waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction.But God doesn't need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He's already revealed His plan for our lives: to love Him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like.No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something."Now Included: An 8-session study guide! Perfect for use in leading a small group, bible study, or book club."

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KEVIN DEYOUNG is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, located near Michigan State University. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC's "DeYoung, Restless and Reformed." He is the co-author of "Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be, Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion," and "What is the Mission of the Church? Making sense of social justice, Shalom and the Great Commission" and the author of "Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will, The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism, The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness," and "Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem." Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have five children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, and Mary.

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By Alison Whittle 30 May 2010 5

This is a well written book to get the "frozen" Christian into making decisions both to get their personal lives up and running and also moving forward in their spiritual lives. All too often folks are so parranoid about making a mistake they end up not doing anything.
God just wants us to do something, move in any direction and then God can use that person. Something STOPPED cannot be moved, take a step and you might find that everything will fall into place. Step out in faith.

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Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God's will don't work. It's time to try something new: give up.Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through.Too often, he writes, God's people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven't found God's perfect will for their lives. Or-even worse-they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting...waiting...waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction.But God doesn't need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He's already revealed His plan for our lives: to love Him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like.No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.