Just Do Something

Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673295
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Religion

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.

Just Do Something

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Pub
ISBN: 0802411592
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Religion

Endeavors to dispel directionally challenged Christians of the notion that God has a blueprint for their lives, asserting that the only concrete plans he has are for his followers to love him and obey his word.

Just Do Something

Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802490346
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Genre: Religion

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.

Crazy Busy

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433533419
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Genre: Religion

Winner of the 2014 Christian Book of the Year Award “I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us. Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all. That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots. Highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”

Decision Making and the Will of God

Author: Garry Friesen
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9780307569240
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Religion

Does God Have a Perfect Will for Your Life? Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Can you be absolutely certain of God’s specific will for your life? In this expanded twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his highly acclaimed work, Garry Friesen examines the prevalent view on God’s will today and provides a sound biblical alternative to the traditional teaching of how God guides us. This new edition includes these helpful resources: • Study guide for small groups • Responses to Frequently Asked Questions • Guide to painless Scripture memorization Friesen tackles the very practical issues of choosing a mate, picking a career, and giving in this fresh and liberating approach to decision making and the will of God. Story Behind the Book Most Christians have been taught how to find God’s will, yet many are still unsure whether they’ve found it. God does guide His people, but the question is, “How does He guide?” After “putting out a fleece” to decide which college to attend, Garry Friesen began pondering why it was so hard to find God’s will when he had so sincerely sought it. Was he the only one who did not have 100 percent clarity for every decision? Then a new possibility struck—perhaps his understanding of the nature of God’s will was biblically deficient. Maybe there was a better way to understand HOW God guides. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Good News We Almost Forgot

Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Pub
ISBN: 0802458408
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Examines the sixteenth century Heidelberg Catechism, which focuses on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, and reinvents its teachings for a modern audience.

Why We Love the Church

Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673530
Release Date: 2009-06-24
Genre: Religion

This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory in an effort to edify local congregations and entice the disaffected back to the fold. It also provides a solid biblical mandate to love and be part of the body of Christ and counteract the "leave church" books that trumpet rebellion and individual felt needs. Why We Love the Church is written for four kinds of people - the Committed, the Disgruntled, the Waffling & the Disconnected.

God s Will

Author: J I. Packer
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441235923
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Religion

Seeking God's guidance is a focus for many believers. We want to know what God has planned for our lives. Are we making the right decision? Are we in his will? For some people, knowing God is guiding their lives makes them relax and enjoy the ride. But others fear making the wrong choice and find themselves paralyzed as they wait for signs from above. J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom answer these fears with God's Will. With solid biblical footing, they shed light on the notion of God's guidance in response to the many misunderstandings well-meaning Christians can have. Readers seeking God's will in major life decisions, as well as anyone interested in understanding how God guides us, will welcome this practical and inspiring book.

Step by Step

Author: James Petty
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 0875526039
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Religion

?Step by Step is a fresh, up-to-date, biblical, edifying, and well-written approach to the old but important Christian question: How can I know the will of God for my life James M. Boice With passion and clarity, wedding to sound theology, Dr. Petty argues that spiritual discernment, wisdom, and insight enable Christian to know God's will for their lives and for specific situations.? Bruce K. Waltke

Decision Making by the Book

Author: Haddon Robinson
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 9781572934900
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Religion

It’s said that decisions are made in the details. And yet, we make hundreds, even thousands of decisions daily. So how do Christians process all those details and come up with answers that please God? In Decision-Making by the Book, author, lecturer, and radio personality, Haddon W. Robinson, takes his usual clear-eyed, not-a-word-wasted approach, to help you make decisions according to biblical principles—every time.

The Hole in Our Holiness

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433533372
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Religion

The hole in our holiness is that we don't care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don’t seem all that concerned about it. This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of transformation.

Taking God At His Word

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433542435
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Religion

Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches? With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and the key characteristics that contribute to its lasting significance. Avoiding technical jargon, this winsome volume will encourage you to read and believe the Bible—confident that it truly is God’s word.

God at Work

Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433516085
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Religion

Work can be a daily grind—a hard, monotonous set of thankless tasks. In the midst of the ongoing toil, many are plagued by a lack of purpose, confused as to what to do and who to become. And while some of our vocations may seem more overtly meaningful than others’, the truth is that most of us work because we have to. It is a means to an end—survival. Given the enormous amount of time each of us spends working, we would do well to understand our callings and how God works through them. Here culture expert Gene Veith gives us more than a simple understanding of work—more than a catchy slogan to “do all things for the glory of God.” He outlines a spiritual framework for answering questions such as: What does it mean to be a Christian businessperson or a Christian artist or a Christian lawyer, scientist, construction worker or whatever? How can I know what I am supposed to do with my life? What does it mean to raise a Christian family? And what if I don’t have kids? Unpacking the Bible’s teaching on work, Veith helps us to see the meaning in our vocations, the force behind our ethics, and the transformative presence of God in our everyday, ordinary lives.

Freedom and Boundaries

Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher:
ISBN: 1414106114
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Religion

Looking for a book on gender roles that church members can read and understand? Freedom and Boundaries offers a compassionate and compelling case for adopting complementarian convictions. Great for pastors, seminarians, and church leaders.

Decisions Decisions

Author: David Swavely
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 087552592X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Religion

Emphasizes our responsibility to make wise decisions, ones that honor the Lord and benefit us. Also reflects and explains the concept of divine guidance.