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Just Do Something

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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.

©2009 Kevin DeYoung (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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What every Christian needs to read

If your in your late teens twenties thirties this book is perfect for you.

This book was suggested to me by a friend after I was discussing some issues I was having with him.

For today's Christian walking in God's will is a familiar worry or concern.

Kevin writes clearly and puts his points across that God's will isn't actually that hard to do.
It's our humaneness and culture that makes us think unnecessarily.

The last couple of chapters are really useful to those searching for the right job and the right wife or husband.


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Just what this generation needs!

This is just what this generation needs. Dispels so many myths about how most Christians think about the will of God.

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Liberating and profound

Like a lot of Christians I believed that I God had a specific purpose and plan for my life. That I had to go and find this amazing purpose. Now at 35 I was confused and at a loss as to what that purpose is and what I was doing wrong that I had not yet found it.

This book is absolutely brilliant and a must read for thousands of people who are confused about what to do with their lives. Like the book says just do something.

It completely removed away woo woo and religious spiritualism. I truly now understand what God purpose is for us as believers in the body of Christ and we don’t have to go on a sacred journey or wait for signs of wonders to take steps with our lives.

I just thank you God that this book came into my life, thank you so much Kevin this is brilliant. I am now doing something :)

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  • Topher
  • 23-02-17

great book

Kevin Deyoung has written an excellent concise and honest way to view God's will for your life - that is making decisions based on Biblical wisdom as opposed to seeking special revelation through unbiblical mystical means

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  • Jessica
  • 11-04-18

Discouraging - Better Books Out There

What did you like best about Just Do Something? What did you like least?

I like the point this is trying to make about doing something and not getting stuck. I feel like it could be helpful for someone having a hard time with procrastination. I did not like that the author assumes God doesn't talk to us more often. This contradicts what you learn in church and bible study where God we learn to decipher God's voice in the small things. The point of Christianity is to develop a relationship with Jesus. Why would you then not accept to have regular communication like you would with any other close friend?I also didn't like the author stating that when looking for a partner in life, you shouldn't find someone new to faith or that has been divorced. That is a very close minded statement in my opinion and feels discouraging for someone who is either new to the faith or divorced.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was a little lack luster. I felt more discouraged than anything.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, this part was fine.

Do you think Just Do Something needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

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  • Leighton Autrey
  • 13-02-20

Super Helpfull.

This was a blessing of a book. Great clear cut info with scriptures to back it up.

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  • Rafael Perez
  • 16-10-19

thoroughly enjoyed it!

a fantastic book in a short amount of time. thoroughly went through with the will of God is for Our Lives.

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  • Kelly
  • 08-09-19

Top 5 best books I’ve ever read

The Bible.
In a pit with a lion on a snowy day.
Crazy love.
Desiring God
Just do something

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  • Laura Wilson
  • 17-05-19

Excellent

My Pastor has quoted from this book often and I can now see why. Excellent, concise, Biblically sound book. Would recommend to anyone

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  • April Kyle
  • 17-05-19

Helpful.

Absolutely practical. Helpful especially for high school students and college students... Greatly benefitted myself as a grown adult and mom.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-19

If you're in highschool or collage read this

I think this is a really good way to view God's will for us. weather it is right or not I do not know but I do know this is one view that we should consider. definitely worth the read

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  • Cynthia
  • 11-03-19

Great Read, or to Listen to,

Brings one down to earth to think logically about “The will of God”. Will no doubt listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-19

Amazing!

I first read this book a few years ago when I graduate high school, and it changed my life. I just listened to it again, it’s amazing! Kevin DeYoung is a fantastic author who has obviously spent years studying the Word of God. I recommend this book to everyone, especially those who are on their way to adulthood.