Friday, April 29, 2011

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will, by Kevin DeYoung


Really more of a three-and-a-half star book. DeYoung presents a convicting indictment of this generation's obsession with "finding God's will," particularly where it leads to decision-making paralysis. He acknowledges the importance of wisdom and is careful not to completely discount all "leadings" of the Holy Spirit, which is good, because sometimes you do feel like you're "supposed" to do certain things, not because they are or aren't sinful or wise or whatever, but just because you are supposed to. It doesn't happen all the time, and God doesn't promise it will happen when we want it to (or at all), but it still happens occasionally. Just not consistently enough for you to build your whole life around the idea of waiting to hear from God on every little thing. As a perfectionist, a legalist, and a worrier, I found this reminder quite helpful.

A short book, and an easy read, this makes a great devotional.

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