Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung is a fascinating book about reigning in the business of life and focusing on what is most important. This book is a breath of fresh air for those who are looking for a biblical perspective on a busy life. DeYoung does not share a single time management trick in this book, rather he shares a biblical approach to a busy life. He brings a solid pastoral perspective and thus shepherds the reader to focus on the things that really matter rather than an aimless pursuit of being busy.
If the book were to have a weakness I would say that it is the author’s tedious qualifications. The tone and the tenor of the book comes across as almost apologetic at times. Indeed the whole first chapter, which serves more as an introduction than a chapter, is one giant qualification on why and how he wrote the book. Though it’s a bit belaboring to read through his qualifications, I do appreciate the clarity and brevity with which DeYoung writes (the book is 128 pages).
Overall I thought it was a fantastic and much needed book. The content was great and the authors style is engaging and helpful. It’s a short read which means that even the busiest of people can find time to read it along the way.
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