Over the years, I have ready several books on stress, and the dangers of having a life of busyness. Books such as The Worn Out Woman; When Life is Full and your Spirit is Empty, by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. All of the books were somewhat helpful, but after reading them, I had difficulty in disciplining myself for too long.
There have been some changes here at Rooster's Crow Farm, and it's all from reading the book featured in the photo above. I've even suggested that the family take one day (or more) to unplug. All of us, not just myself. Can you hear my kids whine from your house? It's not just about electronics either, and not just about unplugging. It's about spending too much time on things I (we) do not need to be doing. I'm starting with myself first, because my stress effects the entire family.
As a family, I want us to all place cell phones, tablets, ipods, etc into a basket, and purposely do something (anything) the old fashioned way. Remember the last few years of sickness I had? It was all a result from stress related health issues (from a "crazy busy" lifestyle), and this year it's not going to happen. I'm even more determined, to follow God's lead in my life, and stop wasting time driving myself foolishly into a frenzy, by undisciplined overload. I received this book to read and review, and I'm here to share it.
Kevin Deyoung, senior pastor from East Lansing, Michigan, explains in detail, the solution to putting an end to the stressed-out syndrome, due to an out of control lifestyle. With his biblical insight, and personal experiences, he warns readers the book is about him. Although Deyoung uses his life as an example, in how one becomes balanced with busyness, he clarifies answers.
Encouragement from Deyoung, helps readers reevaluate what they "should" be doing versus what they think they should be doing. In other words, learn to do what God wants us to do. Deyoung teaches people, through scripture, to remove unnecessary activities out of one's schedule, that can be removed, and keep the activities one really should be doing.
In a world of digital era, bombarded with a surplus of electronic features, it's easy to find oneself stress-out with an undisciplined routine. Deyoung's book is much less overwhelming simply by sight, as the book is thinner, and smaller than most Christian teaching books.
124 pp. $11.99