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Just Do Something

A Liberating Approach to finding God's Will

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No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.

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Why won't God reveal his special will for my life already? Because he doesn't intend to... So says Kevin DeYoung in this punchy book about making decisions the godly way.

Many of us are listening for the still small voice to tell us what's next instead of listening to the clear voice in Scripture telling us what's now. God does have a will for your life, but it is the same as everyone else's: Seek first the kingdom of God. And quit floundering. 

With pastoral wisdom and tasteful wit, DeYoung debunks unbiblical ways of understanding God's will and constructs a simple but biblical alternative: live like Christ. He exposes the frustrations of our waiting games and unfolds the freedom of finding God's will in Scripture and then simply doing it. 

This book is a call to put down our Magic 8-Balls and pick up God's Word. It's a call to get wisdom, follow Christ, be holy, and live freely. To just do something.

This second edition now includes an 8 session study guide.

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  • Foreword
    1. The Long Road to Nowhere
    2. The Will of God in Christianese
    3. Directionally Challenged
    4. Our Magic 8-Ball God
    5. A Better Way
    6. Ordinary Guidance and Supernatural Surprises
    7. Tools of the Trade
    8. The Way of Wisdom
    9. Work, Wedlock, and God's Will
    10. The End of the Matter
    Study Guide

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Age range: 16+
Contributors Kevin DeYoung
ISBN 9780802411594
Format Paperback
First published July 2014
Dimensions 127mm x 179mm x 9mm
Weight 0.16 kg
Print size 10.0pt
Language English
Pages 144
Publisher Moody Books

Collin Hansen

editorial director of The Gospel Coalition and author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists

God told me that He wants you to read this book. Actually, that is one of the many mistaken notions about God's will that Kevin DeYoung wants to correct.

Tullian Tchividjian

Senior Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

The truth is that God is more committed to showing you His will than you are to discovering it. This book shows that discovering God's will happens not as we 'let go and let God,' but as we trust God and get going.

Independent reviews

Just Do Something

Tim Challies,, 7 Apr 2009

In a brief Foreword, Joshua Harris says that this is his new go-to book on the subject of God’s will and decision making. I am inclined to agree with him, at least for those who are looking for a kind of entry level book. Friesen is still the most thorough and the one who lays the foundation, but this title is certainly much easier to read and much more likely to be read. I am quite convinced that any Christian who reads Just Do Something will benefit from it. I unreservedly recommend that you do just that.... continue reading

Customer reviews

7 Jun 2015

“Excellent, easy to read, everyone should read it!”

I have read and heard other teaching on guidance and decision-making so didn't think I needed to read another book on the topic but I am so pleased I did.

Kevin de Young has a style of writing which I find very accessible and relevant - it is perhaps most suited to those in their 20s to 40s.

The book would be suitable for new Christians as well as more mature believers who need a good reminder of truths and principles.

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