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Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2010
Gotta Have It! is every grown-ups 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 excessitywhen excess becomes a "necessity." Excessitieswhether they are activities, behaviors, or objectspromise protection in a difficult world. Yet they never satisfy.
Cafe Lily Book Reviews4 Stars Out Of 5August 4, 2010Cafe Lily Book ReviewsWhat 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.
Robin BayneMaryland5 Stars Out Of 5July 21, 2010Robin BayneMarylandWhen 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."
wyn4 Stars Out Of 5July 21, 2010wynDo 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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