Saturday, October 5, 2013

Book Review: Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung Busy, Busy Busy!! Boy, I needed a book like this!

I tend to say "yes" to way too many things. At one time, I may be learning songs for worship, working on a book review, reading another book, studying for Men's group, playing a video game with my son, watching a show with my wife, not to mention everything at work, on and on ad infinitum.

Most people in this modern age not only are busy, but we are also distracted by new technologies (Phone, facebook, email, etc.).

Here, DeYoung takes a look at why we are so busy and gives us some suggestions on how to get a handle on our lives. He admits that he still struggles with the problem himself. It's like one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.

The suggestions are practical and informative. Some examples are to get enough sleep, stop spending so much time in random web surfing, don't say yes - just to please people. He also balances his message by showing us that some busyness is just part of life.

The book is short and to the point. He realizes that a 600 page book about busyness would be a bad idea! It is easy and quick to read. I will try to use the suggestions and slow down a little.

I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who feels overwhelmed with busyness.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from Crossway and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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