Remember the book We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be? Well, DeYoung was one of the authors. This time he is writing solo. It’s not a big book, but it is a useful one.
He is tackling topic of seeking God’s will for your life. Too many Christian’s have wasted months and years trying to figure out something which is clearly in the bible for them. I have taught on this topic many times and DeYoung follows the same line of thought I have. The scriptures clearly tell us what God’s will for our life is – to grow in Godliness – to serve Christ – to tell others about him etc, etc. In fact, too many Christians have spent years trying to figure out which job they should take to the neglect of the commands of the Bible. DeYoung rightly turns this on its head. God wants us to to focus on those things which are important – the growing in faith, godliness, fruits of the spirit etc – not on which job or college you should go to. In fact God does not really care which job you take as long as you DO that job to best of your ability and to glorify Christ. If in doubt, seek to obey God’s commands in everything you do – and then just DO something.
I liked this book. And I think its a great book to give teens.