I saw this book title and what it is about by Kevin Deyoung and instantly decided to put it on my wishlist. This is so needed in our church culture today, with everyone chasing after God’s will all the time and searching for signs.
Here is what a little of the book is about.
Or: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.
Page Count: 144
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Description: Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God’s will just 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 jump from church to church, workplace to workplace, relational circle to relational circle, worrying that they haven’t found God’s perfect will for their lives.
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.
“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.”
–Collin Hansen, Editor at Large, Christianity Today
“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.”
–Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor, New City Church
About the Author
Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, across the street from Michigan Stage University. A graduate of Hope College and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, he serves on the executive team of RCA Integrity, a renewal group within the Reformed Church of America. DeYoung is coauthor of Why We’re Not Emergent. He and his wife, Trisha, have three children.