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Posted February 5, 2010
Audiobook Review - Just Do Something
Flying can be an extremely convenient means of travel, but one of the downsides has got to be all the waiting around in the airport. This week I flew back home from a conference I had been attending. I had brought books to read and I had packed my iPod full of music. Fortunately I also had a few good audiobooks stored that I wanted to listen to as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
At just right around 3 hours of listening time, Kevin DeYoung's book Just Do Something seemed to be a workable choice for my downtime. Narrated by Adam Verner, Just Do Something had me engaged from the book's introduction. DeYoung tackles a question that every Christian finds himself or herself asking at some point along their spiritual journey: "How can I determine what God's will is for my life?"
Listening to the book, I couldn't help but think how Just Do Something would make a great gift for the two high school seniors at our church that will be graduating this year. DeYoung makes the argument that while the easy answers to life's questions can't always be found in the pages of Scripture, the principles are certainly there. The book seems geared for college and post-college aged Christians, but the decision making wisdom offered will be helpful for other generations as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Christianaudio as part of their Reviewers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Posted January 15, 2010
Interesting book about God's will
I have finished listening to my first book for the Christian Audio review program. It is called Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung. This book covers the idea of "God's will."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
From the product description: 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.
My thoughts: Many people say they are searching for God's will for their lives. It is a phrase I've heard and used throughout my life, so it was interesting to hear someone else's thoughts about this concept. The idea of this book is that God wants us to do something instead of just living life, waiting for Him to reveal His perfect will to us. Too many people make excuses for not doing anything.pursuing a job, dating a woman, or moving for example.because they are waiting to know God's will. I understood and could relate to many of the author's points. We need to seek God's will with our plans and futures, but that doesn't mean God wants us sitting around doing nothing as we wait to figure out His will. I am not sure I agreed with all that he said regarding marriage and children. Our purpose is to love and obey God. We need to do more of that and less waiting around doing nothing for God. My husband is going to listen to this audio book next and I look forward to discussing it with him.
As for the narrator, I have not listened to many audio books at this point so I don't have much to use as a comparison. His voice was easy to listen to though.
This audio book was provided to me for review through Christian Audio Reviewers Program.