We are all spread too thin, taking on more than we can handle, trying to do so much—almost as if we are afraid that if we were to take a moment of rest, we might discover that all our busyness is covering up an essential lack in our lives.
But God never meant for us to be so busy. God desires for us to have rest and peace. Brady Boyd shows you how to live a life that embraces stillness and solitude, so you can find the peace that God wants for you.
|Publisher:||David C Cook|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Brady Boyd is senior pastor of 10,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and author of Fear No Evil and Sons and Daughters. He is a contributor for ChurchLeaders.com and The Huffington Post. He is married to his college sweetheart, Pam, and has two teenage children, Abram and Callie.
Table of Contents
Introduction: This Book Won't Change Your Life 15
Part 1 Disease
Chapter 1 Dead Husband Walking 21
Chapter 2 Restless Bodies, Restless Minds 39
Chapter 3 Distration Versus Devotion 49
Part 2 Discovery
Chapter 4 Being Who We Are 65
Chapter 5 Shabbat Shalom 81
Chapter 6 The Jesus Pace 101
Chapter 7 Choosing My Vine 117
Part 3 Determination
Chapter 8 What to Do on a Do-Nothing Day 139
Chapter 9 Three Things I Wish I'd Known 159
Chapter 10 Come Alive 179
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been working on catching up on NetGalley, at least the books I still have that weren't lost forever due to not downloading them on time. It took me a while to get to this book. I was, ironically, too busy. But the author's voice was easy to follow, and interesting enough to want to keep following. I enjoyed the "breaking busy" challenges at the end of each chapter, but I think thats more of a testament to my character than anything else. I like being able to interact with my books and I LOVE challenges. While sometimes I felt like if I ever met Brady I may not get along with him, I greatly admired his ability to be 100% honest with himself. And honestly, that's the only way anyone will get to start recovering from anything. As my office goes into overtime season for the holidays, I might think of this book. But I might also push the thought aside. Either way I'll keep this book in mind for when I get older and ready to slow down. I'd recommend this book to everyone except most people in my generation will take the advice and ignore it like I probably will. But everyone maybe 30 years or older, or working parents who may be too busy for their kids sometimes should definitely give this book a go.