Kevin DeYoung has created a modern day marvel in his latest work Crazy Busy. There are tons of books in the market that will try and teach you how to save time and be more productive. DeYoung does a great job not mysticing busyness and he shows us the gospel throughout the entire work. He has written a work that takes up no more than 120 pages. There is one chapter in particular that hit home for me. It had to do with spending much time in front of the computer screen, smart phone, or even your tablet. In chapter seven he says, "The question is not whether the digital revolution adds to the craziness of our lives or whether it poses threats to our souls and our sanity. The question is, what are the threats and what can we do about them?" (pg79) This chapter is truly eye opening about how much we allow technology to rule over us, I myself have fallen victim to this.
He also makes sure to point out that the need of a sabbath is extremely important. We must not allow our kids to run our lives, what he refers to as the kindergarchy. What he means by this is to stop focusing so much on our children, and trust them to the Lord and knowing he is in control. I am not one to ruin the experience of the reader by giving away too much of the book. I will tell you that no matter how busy you may be, you should create some room in your schedule to read this book. It will be well worth the investment and should be a book you come back to every time you feel life becoming overwhelmed. This is not a 12 step plan to a less hectic life but a call to examine our lives to see where we can clean things up and re-evaluate our priorities. I received a complementary copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for a fair review. I was not required to write a positive review.
While your life may be crazy or busy or crazy busy invest a few hours into this work an become refreshed.