Wednesday, December 7, 2011

You Might Be Too Busy If... - A Book Review

About The Book:

Busy? Too little time? Hurried? Hassled?

Does this sound like your life? Where can you find time to enjoy life?

To be with those you love? To do what you find fulfilling?

Imagine a better way. A deeper life. A life without hurry. Where each day is rich with meaning and the little joys of life. A life focused on what is truly important.

There is one who lived such a life. He accomplished all he was meant to, but he did it without being hurried and harried. He offers to share that life with you.

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?" Jesus asked. "Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." -- Matthew 11:28-29, The Message.

This book gently invites you into four (not forty) spiritual practices. They are basic practices of Jesus who habitually lived in ways that opened his heart to God's work. In a busy life, he made time for solitude and silence. He practiced simplicity. He enjoyed Sabbath. He served with the wisdom and strength God gave him.

God will use these same basic practices to build you into a peaceful, unhurried person.

This hardback book is perfect for personal study, as a gift book or for use in Bible studies.

About The Author:

Dr. Gary Holloway is Ijams Professor of Bible and the Associate Director of the Center for Spiritual Renewal at Lipscomb University, and preaches at the Natchez Trace Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds degrees from Harding University, the University of Texas, and Emory University, and has recently co-authored Living God's Love: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality(Leafwood Publishers) and Matthew: Jesus is King (Leafwood Publishers). He is married to Deb Rogers Holloway, who teaches theatre at Lipscomb University

My Review:

This book may be little in page numbers (only126 pages) and size (small enough to fit in a purse of backpack) but it is big on fantastic ideas to slow down your life and get back to the life God truly wants you to have. 

Written in a very easy-to-read manner, and well organized, you will asked a lot of questions to examine your life, tools to guide you and with each chapter there is an activity to try to make your life less busy. An excellent reminder that we need to slow down, live simply, and get back to God everyday.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase You Might Be Too Busy your favorite bookseller from Leafwood Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Leafwood Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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