Crazy busy : a (mercifully) short book about a (really) big problem

by DeYoung, Kevin.

Format: Print Book 2013
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Constant busyness is dangerous for our souls. In this short, honest, and often humorous book, DeYoung rejects the "busyness as usual" mindset, helping us to make time for the things that really matter.

Hello, my name is busy
Here, there, and gone: three dangers to avoid
The killer p's
diagnosis #1: you are beset with many manifestations of pride
The terror of total obligation
diagnosis #2: you are trying to do what God does not expect you to do
Mission creep
diagnosis #3: you can't serve others without setting priorities
A cruel kindergarchy
diagnosis #4: you need to stop freaking out about your kids
Deep calls to deep
diagnosis #5: you are letting the screen strangle your soul
Rhythm and blues
diagnosis #6: you'd better rest yourself before your wreck yourself
Embracing the burdens of busyness
diagnosis #7: you suffer more because you don't expect to suffer at all
The one thing you must do.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "DeYoung (The Hole in our Holiness)is a smart guy, and he offers a refreshing (and refreshingly short) take on the plague of modern American life: the too-long to-do list and the overscheduled calendar that produce the frazzled response "busy" to the innocent question "How are you?" DeYoung doesn't offer time management but rather theology. God wants you to use your talents, but God is not nearly as big on the idolatry of self-importance that often motivates overcommitment. Some of this could well have been said in a sermon, which would have been even shorter. But DeYoung is clever ("If Jesus were alive today, he'd get more emails than any of us."), his analysis is well-organized, and he brings theological thinking without moralizing. If you are someone who checks your email before going to bed and as soon as you wake up, DeYoung has your number, and this is your book. (Sept. 30) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Time management -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Publisher Wheaton, Illinois :Crossway,2013
Language English
Description 124 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes
ISBN 9781433533389 (Trade paperback)
1433533383 (Trade paperback)
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