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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 wo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by David C. Cook
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Fylvia
The title (the subtitle and the cover art too, for that matter) led me to believe the book was an expose´on the evils of materialism. Well aware of these evils and having never been tempted to keep up with the Jones, I set out to read the book for no other reason but an obligation to review it (I won it on a David C Cook Facebook competitions–which I highly recommend for its fun factor and simplicity).

But by page 5 I realized that my first impressions were wrong (Step up your packaging game, Dav
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Cafelilybookreviews

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 ne
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Mandy J. J.
MY REVIEW:

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 ap
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Wyndy
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 origin ...more
Gail Welborn
Gotta Have It! Freedom from Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now, By Gregory L. Jantz, PhD w/Ann McMurray, David C. Cook, 2010, 272 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1434766243, $14.99

“Excessity”– a word Seattle author, Dr. Gregory L. Jantz coined to describe “…an overindulgence of any behavior…a coping mechanism that …insulates from a difficult world.” In his new release the author encourages readers to learn the differences between real needs versus wants that become pseudo needs that turn excesses into
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Debi
"Change can be an unsettling process, often involving emotional, physical, and spiritual heavy lifting. It is hard and slow, so patience is required. God expects us to change. He wants us to change. He wants us to move from where we are now to where He wants us to be."

Book goes through a lot of the reasons why we reach out excessively in different areas. For some people, the excess could be food, for others it's work. Whatever it is that we turn to in excess, the reason behind it needs to be exa
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Rosemary
I was hoping for more psychology -- but this is faith based which is OK, but not what I was looking for.
Margaret
Jun 24, 2010 Margaret marked it as to-read
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*Thanks to TBBMedia Group for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card.*
Tricia
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