Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will, or, How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will, or, How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky

by Kevin DeYoung
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ISBN-10:
0802458386
ISBN-13:
9780802458384
Pub. Date:
04/01/2009
Publisher:
Moody Publishers

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Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will, or, How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DeYoung writes hard but sweet truth to those seeking the lord's will in the current generation. My only regret is that i did not read this book until i had finished my undergrad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best explanation of God's will.
Pastor_Casey More than 1 year ago
I was impressed by Andrew DeYoung's "Just Do Something." The title captures the thrust of his book: Christians should stop sitting around, worrying about divining God's will, and get on with their lives. Sounds shocking at first glance, especially in a book all about God's will. DeYoung candidly admits there's no shortage of books on the market telling us how to figure out exactly what God wants us to do. The majority of these, he acknowledges, claim that God has a perfect plan for your life, down to the details of who to marry and what to eat for breakfast. Nonsense, he argues, and I agree. The idea that God has every detail of my life mapped out is nowhere spelled out in the Bible and is full of logical holes. But God does give us his "general will," the stuff God wants us all to do regardless of time and place. It's always wrong to murder and always good to be generous. DeYoung is basically rehashing St. Augustine: "Love God and do as you please." How do the general guidelines work themselves out into the details of daily life? Wisdom. Having a heart and mind - character - shaped by God in Christ. As DeYoung says in ch. 5, "It's about who you are, not where you are." Let God shape your character and the rest will fall into place. DeYoung has met many Christians who claim they can't take that crucial next step in life - marriage, job, vocation - because they must discover exactly what God's will for that decision. If only all churches were paralyzed because they're so deeply concerned about God's will! No, my gut tells me we have far more sinister reasons for avoiding the mission of God and life with God in general: apathy, laziness, unbelief. In other words, sin. I'm sure there's a healthy hand full of saintly Christians running around (or sitting around, I suppose) afraid to make a move because they don't know what God wants. Good for them if they are indeed so concerned. But this excuse - "I'm waiting on God's will" - may be a deviously self-deceptive maneuver. After all, DeYoung is a pastor, and who hasn't told their pastor what they think their pastor wants to hear. "Just Do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc." is good reading in the "finding God's will for my life" genre. I read this book on audiobook and the narrator, Adam Verner, did a good job in his delivery. A little wooden at times but alright nonetheless. Worth a read or a listen. *This book was provided by christianaudio at no charge for the sole purpose of review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phenominal..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just wanted to let everyone know that there's a lifegroup at lug eighth result!! Its christian, but anyone can come!!;) see you there!!!:) - ari
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found out that we frustrate the will of God because our eyes aren't truly on Him. Through all the seeking of God's Will in making the right decisions in my life, I have never found a book more clear, and understandable as this one by Mr. DeYoung. Although it is relatively short, it is packed with much biblical insight, applicable illustrations, tasteful humor that makes the author enjoyable, and drives me to hardly wait for the next chapter. I will continue to reread this one as it now finds its way in my "inner circle" of favorite spiritual growth books. Praise the Lord that His Will is NOT complicated, and thank Mr. DeYoung for his ministry in writing this book. Every believer wanting God's blessing or guidance ought to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very freeing view of Gods will. Can be a little harsh at times because kevin is so honest. READ IT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great christain book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! It will be a great help to you.
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QuellaBrown More than 1 year ago
Being a bit more mature in age, I found the material more directed at the younger (late teen and early 20) crowd. It does not make the book less important to read, only that the examples and such are for this crowd. I think the actual topic is one that is very relevant for our generation as most are seeking "the will of God". Coming from a solid Bible teaching church, the things taught in this book are discussed and taught from our leadership.
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