Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gotta Have It: Book Review

About The Book:

Gotta Have It! is every grown-up's guide for taming the inner two-year-old.

Too many people spend so much time trying to get what they want that they have no energy left to get what they need. Dr. Gregg Jantz calls this phenomenon excessity-when excess becomes a "necessity." Excessities-whether they are activities, behaviors, or objects-promise protection in a difficult world. Yet they never satisfy.

In Gotta Have It!, readers are invited to discover the truth about themselves that is hiding behind their secret desires. With real-life stories and guided sections for self-reflection, Gotta Have It will help readers see life as never before-and delight in the way God longs to fulfill true needs

About The Author:

Dr. Gregg Jantz is the author of numerous books, including Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders. He is the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, a leading healthcare facility near Seattle specializing in whole-person care. Ann McMurray has worked with Dr. Jantz on many of his best-selling books.


My Review:

In a society where everyone wants more, more and still more, and the "norm" seems to be living in excessive, Gregory L. Jantz, has come out with a refreshing book that helps us remember that want more is not what God wants for us.

 In a very well written, easy to read manner, Jantz has divided Gotta Have It! into three sections: The Power of Wants, Our True Needs, and What God Provides. It was an eye-opening, revealing book that really made me assess exactly why I "want and need" things.

I love that at the conclusion of each chapter, Jantz has included a section entitled, Planting Seeds, that has the reader examine their own behaviors regarding wants and needs. Although I have not worked through all these Planting Seeds sections, I think they would be perfect for both individual and group studies.

Gotta Have It by Gregory L. Jantz is a wonderful reminder to all who read it that God will provide all our needs!

I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Gotta Have It!: Freedom From Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now online here, directly from David C. Cook - it is also available through your favorite local Christian bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book from The B and B Media Group, Inc and David C. Cook, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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