Friday, January 15, 2010

2010 Book #2: Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

I have finished listening to my first book for the Christian Audio review program. It is called Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung. This book covers the idea of “God’s will.”

From the product description: 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.

My thoughts: Many people say they are searching for God’s will for their lives. It is a phrase I’ve heard and used throughout my life, so it was interesting to hear someone else’s thoughts about this concept. The idea of this book is that God wants us to do something instead of just living life, waiting for Him to reveal His perfect will to us. Too many people make excuses for not doing anything…pursuing a job, dating a woman, or moving for example…because they are waiting to know God’s will. I understood and could relate to many of the author’s points. We need to seek God’s will with our plans and futures, but that doesn’t mean God wants us sitting around doing nothing as we wait to figure out His will. I am not sure I agreed with all that he said regarding marriage and children. Our purpose is to love and obey God. We need to do more of that and less waiting around doing nothing for God. My husband is going to listen to this audio book next and I look forward to discussing it with him.

As for the narrator, I have not listened to many audio books at this point so I don’t have much to use as a comparison. His voice was easy to listen to though.

Thank you to Reviewers Program for providing a review copy of this audiobook.

Have a day of blessings!


Shelby said...

Most awesome, Bethany, as this is a topic that's very much on my heart lately: If I'm not sure what God's will is, then what am I supposed to be DOING?

Denise said...

Nice review.

sister sheri said...

Sounds like a great book.

I agree with you. We're always in God's will if we are seeking Him. He's not trying to make this difficult. If we stay in the Word of God daily and pray to God, then knowing His good and perfect will flow out of that.

Teach me your way, O Lord,
and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:11