Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung
No doubt we all like to think of ourselves, at least from time-to-time, as being in control of our lives.
But the reality is we’re probably wasting a lot, if not most, of our time ignoring the most important person in all of existence: God.
We’re too easily distracted by the “cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches” (Mark 4:19, ESV).
We find ourselves incredibly busy with countless unimportant and irrelevant activities.
Even if we do feel like we’re on-top-of-things, we’re neither productive nor effective.
However, for some it’s a never ending spiral into despair and frustration as the many responsibilities and mind-numbing amusements of this age weigh them down.
Full of personal insights yet supported by gospel truths, Kevin has an easy-to-read style that makes it a comfortable and enjoyable study on what can be an awkward and challenging topic: time management.
This book helped me to recognize my own shortcomings and reorganize all my priorities.
In fact, it reminded me of those two great commandments:
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39 (ESV)
It has lots of sound advice and biblical content but is neither “preachy” nor patronizing.
I recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves crazy busy.
Do you feel snowed under? Are you battling a never ending list of things-to-do? Do you seem to have an ever-growing Inbox? Are you distant from God?
Then do yourself a favour and take some time-out from your hectic schedule to put it all in perspective and get back-to-basics.