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, etc.

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Moody Publishers, Apr 1, 2009 - Religion - 128 pages
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.
 

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What is God's will for you?

User Review  - Justin Joseph - Christianbook.com

Source: http://bit.ly/MJYqQM Most Christians ask, “What is God’s will for me?” at some point in their lives. It certainly isn’t wrong to ask that question; Christians should care about God’s will ... Read full review

Helpful little book on finding God's will

User Review  - Pastor Dan - Christianbook.com

I really appreciated DeYoung's handling of the subject matter. He starts the book off by pointing out that many young people in today's society are having a hard time growing up and moving into ... Read full review

Contents

A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will Foreword
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 1 The Long Road to Nowhere
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 2 The Will of God in Christianese
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 3 Directionally Challenged
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 4 Our Magic 8Ball God
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 5 A Better Way
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 6 Ordinary Guidance and Supernatural Surprises
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 7 Tools of the Trade
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 8 The Way of Wisdom
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 9 Work Wedlock and Gods Will
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will 10 The End of the Matter
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will Acknowledgments
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A Liberating Approach to Finding Gods Will Notes
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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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