Gotta Have It! Freedom from Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now
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According to Dr. Jantz, many people today are consumed with excessity---craving more activities, skills, or objects to fulfill their lives. Loaded with Scripture, real-life stories, and self-reflection sections, this grownup's guide invites you to discover the reason behind your hidden desires---and delight in the way God longs to satisfy your true needs. 256 pages, softcover from Cook.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Gregg Jantz
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1434766241
ISBN-13: 9781434766243

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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

The founder of a leading healthcare facility near Seattle, Dr. Gregg Jantz is the author (with Ann McMurray) of numerous books including Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders.

Publisher's Weekly

Jantz (Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders), founder of the Center for Counseling and Health Resources in Seattle, tackles a topic that deals with an inner impulse that every man, woman, and child will understand and relate to. Jantz skillfully handles addictions nd, abuses of every type as he challenges readers to admit they spend far too much time trying to get what they want so that they have no energy left for what they need. The author dissects the power of wants by closely examining deepest human needs for comfort, reassurance, security, validation, and control; he contrasts the human "gotta have it" impulse with the gifts God provides: patience, endurance, contentment, wisdom, hope, help, and even sometimes answers, noting how these things truly satisfy the soul. Strong on biblical principles for handling life's challenges, Jantz offers an insightful and encouraging resource for any person of faith with any sort of tendency toward excess, which could mean just about anyone. This is a timely and nerve-exposing primer of American life today. (July)Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 4, 2010
    Cafe Lily Book Reviews
    What a timely book for the day we live in! With so many confused about the differences between wants and needs, author, Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, has written a book that helps the reader identify the areas of their life that may be excessive. Not pertaining just to finances, the author addresses a variety of areas where we may find ourselves over-indulging: food, alcohol, drugs, sex, spending, gambling, hobbies, etc. According to Jantz, when a want becomes supercharged it begins to feel like a need. If you can identify the triggers that lead you to excessive behavior, youve won half the battle. This book is divided into three sections to help you overcome excessity and surrender your needs to God. Its also a great tool to help readers learn how to choose wisely and grow as a person. The author is very up front and states that this wont be an easy journey. In fact, some will not be able to accomplish complete restoration with the book alone and may need to seek out additional counseling.
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 21, 2010
    Robin Bayne
    When his publisher offered me a copy of "Gotta Have It!" I felt it sounded like an interesting read. Dr. Jantz's new book has the subtitle, "Freedom from Wanting Everything, Right Here, Right Now." Readers will discover why they crave excessities, learn how to judge their importance and how God can help let go of them. With exercises and Biblical advice, it's a guide I recommend for living in the 21st century.From the book--"His timing can be perplexing and even arbitrary. If I understand, feel and experience my need to be so immediate, I can be left to wonder, why doesn't God?""When you wait on an excessity, there is no benefit. When you wait on God, however, you realize a host of benefits."
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    July 21, 2010
    Do you really know the difference between "want" and "need"? The author has arranged the book into 3 sections: Identifying the things that we personally think are wants or needs; Selecting the "true" needs according to God; and how God can provide for those needs in our life today. And these needs don't mean just physical but emotional and spiritual as well for often trying to fulfill a spiritual/emotional need becomes a physical compulsion that never satisfies because it doesn't meet the original "need". There are questions throughout the chapters allowing the reader to define their own ideas at that particular place in the book. He talks about "excessities" the need to turn excesses into necessities in today's world. There was a great deal of psychological work involved and I wouldn't recommend it as a book to work through alone but rather one to work through with a counsellor who can give guidance and help with the reader's insights and stumbling blocks.
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