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Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPHD) Speaks to Those Who Have Been Wounded by Hope

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We’ve all experienced a hope that was unfulfilled. Waiting is never easy. Hope begins to wane as we realize our hopes will not be realized. But for some people, unrealized hopes have become a wound and a prison that keeps them from hoping in God. The worst kind of pain comes from being afraid to hope in God because He seems to have disappointed us in the past. Dr. Gregory L. Jantz wants to speak to those who have been wounded by hope and feel they can no longer trust God. His book, Gotta Have It!: Freedom from Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now, deals with our excessities—the things, even necessities like food, that we turn to in excess (excess + necessities = excessities) to help us cope with the various voids in our lives. One of these voids people can try to fill is the loss of hope. If that’s you, check out the message Dr. Jantz has for you. Book Excerpt Prisoners of Hope I...

Gotta Have It! by Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPhD)

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Gotta Have It! Freedom from Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPhD) 2010 275 pages Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Available from for ePub. I read the Kindle edition.   When I first picked up Gotta Have It!: Freedom from Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now, I thought it was going to be one of those stop-buying-1,000-pairs-of-shoes kind of books. And it was, but it was different than I expected. Instead of being philosophical about getting rid of stuff, it turned out to be a Christian psychology book focused on overcoming our personal addictions, or excessities, as the author calls them because they are often necessities taken to the excess. As it turned out, it was a good mistake for me to make because I got a number of things out of it just by reading it. At the end of each chapter there are several...