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The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness

The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness

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Do you say 'yes' to requests when really you mean to say 'no'? Do you feel permanently trapped by your 24/7 lifestyle?

^While offering practical help to busy Christians, Tim Chester also opts for root-and-branch treatment: you need to deal radically with the things that are driving you.

^^If you're busy because of the following:

^^^'I need to prove myself'

  • ^ 'Otherwise things get out of control'
  • ^ 'I like the pressure/money'
^think again!

^At the root of our 'slavery' are serious misunderstandings, often reinforced by our culture. If we want to be free, then we need to counteract them with God's word. It's important to manage our time, but it's more important to manage our hearts.

^^God has promised his rest to all who are weary and burdened (Matthew 11:28). It's up to us to accept it.

^^'Tim Chester unmasks the deceptions that drive our behaviours. This helpful book offers many practical time-saving tips and a biblical treatment of the busyness disease afflicting so many of us.'
^Paul Valler

^^'Heeding this book will free you up to do the things you really should be doing. Stand back and take stock now - or get stuck on the treadmill of life and regret it later.'
^Ram Gidoomal
-Publisher.

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About "The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness"

Do you say 'yes' to requests when really you mean to say 'no'? Do you feel permanently trapped by your 24/7 lifestyle?

^While offering practical help to busy Christians, Tim Chester also opts for root-and-branch treatment: you need to deal radically with the things that are driving you.

^^If you're busy because of the following:

^^^'I need to prove myself'

  • ^ 'Otherwise things get out of control'
  • ^ 'I like the pressure/money'
^think again!

^At the root of our 'slavery' are serious misunderstandings, often reinforced by our culture. If we want to be free, then we need to counteract them with God's word. It's important to manage our time, but it's more important to manage our hearts.

^^God has promised his rest to all who are weary and burdened (Matthew 11:28). It's up to us to accept it.

^^'Tim Chester unmasks the deceptions that drive our behaviours. This helpful book offers many practical time-saving tips and a biblical treatment of the busyness disease afflicting so many of us.'
^Paul Valler

^^'Heeding this book will free you up to do the things you really should be doing. Stand back and take stock now - or get stuck on the treadmill of life and regret it later.'
^Ram Gidoomal
-Publisher.


- Koorong

Meet the Author

Tim Chester

Dr Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, UK, and is a faculty member at The Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy. He is part of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and is founder and co-director of the Porterbrook Seminary, a college-level theological training and ministry institute. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College.

Tim is the author of over thirty books of theology and history, ranging from the popular to the specialised, including Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jurgen Moltmann (Paternoster); The Message of Prayer (Inter-Varsity Press); From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster); Good News to the Poor (Inter-Varsity Press); Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch); The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (Inter-Varsity Press); and You can change: God's transforming power for our sinful behaviour and negative emotions (Inter-Varsity Press).

Tim is co-author of The Gospel-Centered Church (The Good Book Co), The World We All Want (Authentic) and Total Church (Inter-Varsity Press) and series editor of The Good Book Guides.

Tim is married to Helen, and they have two daughters.

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One of the better titles addressing this matter
4 stars By Raj, Jan 31 2015
I haven't finished this book yet (you know, being busy and all..... joke). I'm accustomed to pragmatic helps for time management, but this book revealed that such things are just drivers of efficiency. In the end, we still end up being as busy as before, just better able to juggle more things in the same time. If the quality of the works doesn't suffer, our being, relationships and spiritual growth will. Getting to the root of busyness itself and spending entire chapters addressing excuses, I have found that this book (along with Crazy Busy by Deyoung) have been instrumental in liberating me from the trap of works. Informative, historically honouring, culturally perceptive, and theologically ground, I feel at a loss to have not even heard of this author until now.
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  • Catalogue Code 277280
  • Product Code 9781844743025
  • ISBN 1844743020
  • EAN 9781844743025
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 2008
  • Sales Rank #88124
  • Dimensions 216 x 137 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.245kg

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