Gotta Have It! by Gregory Jantz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You gotta have this book!
This book won't make you feel comfortable. It won't give you warm and fuzzy feelings. In fact, it actually might make you down right mad at times.
And that, my friend, is exactly why you GOTTA HAVE IT!
Gregory L. Jantz has written this book that will make you stop and think about all that you have, or don't have, in life. Not only will he challenge your thinking and what you believe, but if you commit to working through each chapter, you will also sift through applying it to your daily life.
At the very least this book will make you stop and think about the excess in your life that you may not even realize is there. The only negative I see in this book is that I don't think it points us to the cross as much as it could. If you choose to read this book I would highly suggest following it up with either The Cross Centered Life or Comforts From The Cross.
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.
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This review copy was provided courtesy of The B&B Media Group in connection with David C. Cook. The opinions expressed are my own. You can purchase this book from the David C. Cook website.