I’m too busy.
We’ve all heard it, we’ve all said it. Sometimes being busy seems like the theme of our lives. Yet this frenetic pace poses a serious threat to our physical, social, and even spiritual well-being. In this mercifully short book about a really big problem, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung rejects the “busyness as usual” mindset, arguing that a life of constant chaos is far from what God intends. DeYoung helps us figure out a better way forward as he strikes a mature and well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing everything. With his usual warmth, humor, and honesty, DeYoung deftly attacks the widespread “crazy busy” epidemic and offers up the restful cure we’ve all been too busy to find.
- Great Book
Great book, some good insights on time management
- Great lessons, tips and points
I really enjoyed this book. An Easy read full of useful biblically based lessons.
- Great Book from a Great Author
This is a great work from one of my favourite authors. This book is encouraging, it's helpful, it's thoughtful, it's interesting. Highly recommended.
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- Sane spiritual advice for crazy busy people
DeYoung tackles the problem of busyness head on, not as an outside critic, but as one enmeshed in all of the mess that our modern world’s busyness brings. The book covers all angles of its topic from a Christian perspective. DeYoung opens up and shares a look at his own hectic life throughout the book. He shows the dangers of being “crazy busy” and tries to get to the heart of the issue. Why do we allow ourselves to get so busy? It could be pride or panic, a desire to protect our kids or an over-distraction by our electronic devices. Whatever it is, it detracts us from the one thing we must do — make time for Jesus. And while busyness can be bad, it is also something we should expect as followers of Christ. There are things we should be doing — but in proper perspective, priority and order.
“For too many of us, the hustle and bustle of electronic activity is a sad expression of a deeper acedia [or sloth]. We feel busy, but not with a hobby or recreation or play. We are busy with busyness. Rather than figure out what to do with our spare minutes and hours, we are content to swim in the shallows and pass our time with passing the time. How many of us, growing too accustomed to the acedia of our age, feel this strange mix of busyness and lifelessness? We are always engaged with our thumbs, but rarely engaged with our thoughts. We keep downloading information, but rarely get down into the depths of our hearts. That’s acedia—purposelessness disguised as constant commotion.” (p. 82)
DeYoung’s analysis is helpful and hopeful. He doesn’t promise ten simple steps to cure busyness, but he has done his homework. There are loads of practical pointers and a lot of sane advice. But as a pastor, he takes us beneath the surface problem of busyness to where the real problems lie. As a soul-physician, he cuts with a sharp point — more often than not hitting too close for my comfort. His writing style is engaging and open, humorous and insightful, yet simple and direct. The audiobook I listened to was clear and non-distracting. The format servers for a great use of my commute time, and the nature of the book lent itself well to listening in bite-size chunks to and from work each day.
This book is a necessary balm for the ills of modern culture. If you find yourself “crazy busy” you really owe it to yourself to carve some time out for this book. If you’re as busy as me, you’ll appreciate the audio version. The book will not wow you with inaccessible and profound wisdom, but it may slap you in the face with common sense realism and a dose of healthy spiritual advice. I highly recommend this book and think it will make a great addition to any New Year’s “to read” list.
This book was provided by christianaudio.com. The reviewer was under no obligation to offer a positive review.
- Short Book On Busyness
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung is a short but powerful book on the modern day problem of being too busy all the time. He examines the attitudes and thoughts behind the main reasons for busyness with helpful ideas based on his own experiences and problems in the area.
The last part of the book is particularly important as it encourages the reader to make sure that their busyness is Christ centered and not just doing what they want to do. There is a difference between being busy doing God's work and being busy doing your own thing.
Personally I often feel busy and worse still don't feel like I accomplish much despite my busyness, so this book was very helpful to read and understand the issues about the busyness. Living and working in a major city, it is not something I am going to avoid but if I can managed it better it would be great.
The narration is very good – it is not too fast and easy to listen to, which makes the experience a lot better.
The book would be great for anyone who finds themselves too busy to do the things they love or spend time with the ones they love. Especially in Western cultures this is a massive problem, so this book could help a lot of people.
This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
- The Best Book On Business Ever
I received this audiobook courtesy of Christian Audio for the purpose of writing a review.
Narrator Thoughts ~ This narrator did an excellent job of bringing this book to life. I so enjoyed his calm and rich voice as he read this book. It was a perfect match.
Book Thoughts ~ Hands down, this was the best book I have ever read about business. I like staying busy, but I also complain about that more than I should. As I read this book I was challenged and encouraged in my journey.
It helped me to remember that even Jesus couldn't meet every need. He had to say no to some people.
I also loved how Kevin dealt with our attitudes behind business, not how to tame your schedule. I felt so much guilt and strain falling off my shoulders. I realized how much unnecessary pressure I put on myself.
I had become very bad about bringing volunteer work home, not focusing on family when I was home, and not paying attention to friends. This book helped remind me to live in the present.
This was an excellent book and I would recommend it to anyone struggling under the weight of a crazy busy schedule.
- Good Little Book
Busyness is a common thread in our modern lives. It seems to strangle our priorities and rob us of joy. Kevin DeYoung understands, and has written a very solid little book to help us think through the causes of our busyness and respond rightly.
DeYoung’s little work is, as the title indicates, mercifully short. This is a great feature for a book aimed at people who already don’t think they have enough time.
DeYoung’s book is also biblically practical. This book is not another modern peek at time-management. It is not a new way to apply the GTD strategy. Neither is it a theological treatise on work with no practical advice. DeYoung balances solid theology, Scriptural insight ,and sensible counsel.
I was particularly fond of DeYoung’S strategy. He showed us several sinful causes for our feelings of busyness. Then, he also reminded us that it is not necessarily a sin to be very busy. Finally, he concluded with the wisest possible counsel here, that keeping Christ at the center of our lives and priorities will help us respond rightly to the demands of our lives.
I would recommend Crazy Busy to just about anybody. The book is sweetly readable and solidly helpful. Pastors, moms, dads, and even busy retirees could benefit from a few hours spent in DeYoung’s work.
I received a copy of this work to review from ChristianAudio.com as part of their reviewers program. The audio version of this book is well-read, maintaining the high standards that I have come to expect from Christian Audio.
- crazy busy (almost too busy to write this review)
This book is subtitled as “a mercifully short book about a really big problem.” Kevin DeYoung approaches the issue that we are always so busy with everyday life and presents it as a problem to be resolved post haste. DeYoung asserts that this problem isn’t a small issue, but rather a large challenge to be approached: this constant pace of busyness is wrecking havoc to our physical, social, and spiritual well-being. DeYoung believes that a life full of busyness is in stark opposition to what G-d intended for us. There needs to be a balance between being lazy and being overworked, but what is it? That’s what DeYoung hopes to reveal in this book.
Verner narrates at a medium pace, one at which is faster than most readers, but an appropriate speed for book narration. It’s not the speed of presentations, but definitely one of informational videos. Verner clarifies each individual word to bring the full importance of what DeYoung intends. Matching what one could easily believe as the author’s intended voice for the text, Verner is convincing in his appeal to be intrigued with the audio. Authentic and sincere with his intonation and reflective presentation, Verner excels in the narration and is the perfect pair for this timely and necessary read, or in this case, listen.
Disclosure: I was contracted to write an honest review in exchange for a reviewer copy of the product. The opinions stated in this review are solely my own.
- Great, quick, edifying
What do you get when you put together a gifted, kind of techie young communicator from the culturally conservative end of the neo-Reformed spectrum with a contemporary topic like our culture's crazy busyness? This book had the feel of one that wrote itself—to take nothing away from that young communicator, Kevin DeYoung. He said all the things he was expected to say and yet managed to hold my interest the entire time. He also managed to write a Young, Restless, Reformed self-help book. And it actually worked.
In Crazy Busy, Kevin DeYoung admits to needing the book himself as much as he expects any of his readers to need it. He keeps his advice "mercifully short," which seemed to mean that every paragraph was written right to me. No extraneous chapters. Got the book done in time for the next item on my to-do list.
DeYoung also kept his advice gospel-centered without letting the jargon that has developed around that theological meme do the work for him. Without advertising his gospel-centeredness, he applied the same balanced approach to sanctification found in The Hole in Our Holiness to a particular problem, busyness, and he genuinely edified this reader.
I'll offer only a small sampling of the thoughts that helped me:
• It was helpful, coming at just the right time, to hear that some people will grab for your time until you have to cut them off—and that the most helpful thing you can do for them is to do what no one else has probably done for them: sit down and tell them that there must be limits to your friendship.
• It was helpful for DeYoung to expose his own desire to please people that sometimes makes him too busy. He would rather let down the people he loves the most than let down a random person who asked him to do something.
• Likewise, I also liked his thought that the compulsion to post regularly, to show up online without big gaps in between, may really boil down to serving a bunch of people who don't really care about you at the expense of those who need you the most.
• DeYoung stands a bit to the left of me on the always-obsessed-over theological spectrum, and yet I feel that it is I rather than he who feels more pressure to eschew legalism. He's also more spiritually mature and more life-experienced, so he helped me spot (just as he did in that aforementioned excellent book, The Hole in Our Holiness) an overreaction to legalism in my own life. He really hammered on the importance of daily devotions, and he carefully denied that doing so was legalism. One helpful additional thought there (that I listened to as I crazy-busily mowed the lawn): he urged that devotions be the immovable rock which dictate other priorities. That is, if you know you are going to get up in the morning and read your Bible, there are some desserts or drinks or TV shows or Internet-rambling sessions that just won't happen.
• It was nice listening to a fellow tech-maven complaining about what the Internet has done to our brains while trying to be careful to hold on to baby and rid himself only of bathwater.
• I found it helpful that he ended the book by defending the idea that busyness isn't always sinful. Don't let that point erase the truths in the previous portion of the book, he said, but recognize that working till Jesus comes—and even suffering along the way—are to be expected in the Christian life.
Readers of DeYoung's blog will pick up on several sections of the book that were either lifted from his blog or posted there, apparently, during his work on the book. But they won't feel cheated. I was glad to be reminded of his words about parenting, for example.
If you are Crazy Busy, give this book a read/listen.
Note: I received review copies from Crossway, NetGalley, and Christian Audio. I wasn't required to say anything nice; I genuinely liked the book. (Oh yeah, and Adam Verner did a fine job on the audio narration.)
- A clear affirmation to the overworked and stressed out Christian
This review, by Dr. Nicholson, has been provided courtesy of Desert Bible Institute (www.desertbibleinstitute.com).
Praise the Lord! After a lifetime of “You ought to” finally someone says, “Maybe you shouldn’t.” To date, I had never read a book by just Kevin DeYoung. I always read, and was blessed by, books that he co-authored like Just Do Something and Why We Love the Church. These books were always good; however, they were missing a little something. I now know what that was, DeYoung’s wit and charm. I recently went back and re-listened to What is the Mission of the Church, and I am certain I can tell the areas where Deyoung was either the writer or the primary influence. He has a funny, endearing honesty that puts readers at their ease. He doesn’t present himself as a self-help guru. He doesn’t even present himself as someone who has conquered the problem of busyness. Instead, he shares how he himself struggles with the issues of time management and what he has to do to make time for what is important.
What impressed me the most was that this book was neither some minor quick-fixes to time management (like setting a more selective email filter) nor was it a cheerleading session. If it was either of those I’d have been annoyed. What he looks at is how people in general (and in the church specifically) mismanage their time. The crux of what he shares is examining our reasons for what we do. Most prominent among these reason is pride. Why do we really do what we do and is it for our sake or God’s. He doesn’t purport to know our hearts, but he does clearly assert that we need to know our hearts. He also gets into many of the reasons that we lose those minutes and hours throughout the week. While the reasons he address are understandable; maybe even laudable, DeYoung encourages us that we have to set priorities and to make the hard choices so that we can offer our best to those things that we do best.
This book isn’t meant for everyone. In most churches I walk into, I see 10-20% of the people doing 80-90% of the work. For that minority though, this book is essential. This book should be an encouragement to the leaders of the church to raise up new men and women to lead. Doing this will allow both the current leaders to do what they do best, and the new leaders to be blessed by serving the Lord. Perhaps the unsaid theme of this book is “be less of a worker and more of a mentor” so that all the church can know the blessings of service.
Well before the end of this book, DeYoung’s sound arguments and clear examples had me evaluating my life. Immediately, I saw not only where I was overextending myself but also where I was just wasting my time doing things I thought as a pastor, father, and husband that I “ought to do.” I realize now, after reading this book, is that I was doing a worse job at all three, because I was doing what others thought was right for me rather than following my giftings in these areas of my life. I am already becoming a better-rested, happier, more attentive man than I was before reading this book. I, like Pastor DeYoung, still have a long ways to go; however, now I know what the actual problem is and can address it.
While I’m not sure that Adam Verner got all the subtleties of DeYoung’s personality down in his reading of Crazy Busy, I do think that he did a good job of narration. He spoke smoothly and clearly throughout the book and read at a good pace. A writer that uses as many understated turns of phrase and ironic humor as DeYoung does has to be hard to read for. Across the board this was an excellent book not only to listen to, but to have on your bookshelf to refer to again-and-again.
Trent Nicholson, Ph.D., D.Min.
Desert Bible Institute, President
- If you think you're too busy to read this book, READ THIS BOOK!
These days, it seems that 'Busy' has replaced 'Fine' as the stock answer to casual 'How are you?' inquiries. Everyone we know is busy busy busy, and we ourselves are no exception. But how should we as Christians think about our hectic and sometimes over-scheduled lives? Is our frantic pace a good thing--an indicator of our dedication to Kingdom Matters? Or is it a bad thing--a failure to 'Be still and know that I am God'? What of the spiritual reality behind our perpetual busyness? What's really going on when we're so all-fired busy all the time?
Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung takes on these questions, and many more, in his new book Crazy Busy. As the longish subtitle indicates, the book is no tome: it clocks in at around 120 pages in paperback format, or right around 3 hours if you opt for the audiobook version, as I did. In other words, you should have time to read (or listen to) this book, even if it's only in short increments while running errands, exercising, or while on the throne. DeYoung writes concisely and clearly, and the audiobook narration makes it easy to listen to and absorb. (DeYoung's voice is not quite as universally familiar as, say, John Piper or Mark Driscoll or even David Platt or Matt Chandler, so the shock of hearing his words read by someone else is much less jarring here.) However, as with any audiobook, retention can be a problem--you can't just underline particularly convicting or helpful passages (of which there are many) for future reference.
But what of the substance? Well, it boils down to this: DeYoung starts off by trying to convince us that he knows from being busy. This is easily the weakest part of the book, as there is no way to establish 'I'm super busy, you guys' without it sounding ... kind of braggy. DeYoung admits this, and I believe him when he says that's not his motivation in sharing about his 'busyness' credentials, but it's still kind of awkward to read.
If you push on through the 'I'm so busy!' bit, you find yourself presented, straight away, with three dangers inherent in busyness--that is, three reasons why we should care about the whole 'am I too busy?' situation. Per DeYoung, these dangers are: All that busyness (and the stress and anxiety that travel with it) can ruin our joy; it robs our hearts (this is a little unclear, but it seems to indicate that it sort of sucks up all our emotional energy); and it hides the rot in our souls (that is, we're too busy to notice and assess our spiritual well-being).
Having established the risks of busyness, DeYoung embarks on a quest to diagnose the underlying reasons behind our busyness. He offers 7 diagnoses:
1) You are proud. (This chapter includes an (unnecessarily) alliterative list of the various and most common iterations of pride in the busyness context, including: People-pleasing; a hunger for recognition; an over-inflated sense of our own importance; ambition; a desire for possessions, prestige, or power; a fondness for self-aggrandizement over social media; perfectionism; an unwillingness to plan well or to ask for help when we need it; perfectionism; pride in our position and the expectations that come with it; and an enjoyment of the pity we receive from others because of our 'busyness.')
2) You are trying to do things God isn't asking you to do.
3) You haven't established good priorities.
4) You're stressing out way too much about your kids.
5) You're addicted to your smartphone (or other technology or social media).
6) You're ignoring your innate human need for rest.
7) You expect a busyness-free life.
All of these are excellent observations about the most common sinful roots of busyness. And although DeYoung, in his discussion of the 7th diagnosis, arguably gives his readers permission to be busy, his reflections are still very helpful. After all, sometimes there really is nothing you can do to clear your schedule. I understand this is particularly true of young moms: As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is reputed to have said that everyone has time for daily devotions, except moms of young kids. So this 7th diagnosis is a helpful encouragement for those who simple cannot remove the busyness from their lives. Busyness does not necessarily mean you are sinning. It is also sometimes just a reality of living in a fallen world. In such situations, the best you can do is endure it faithfully.
But! For the majority of us, there are sinful heart attitudes behind our busyness. For us, a careful (and prayerful) consideration of the first 6 diagnoses is paramount. Particularly the first diagnosis--pride--which is likely the root sin behind all the other diagnoses. After all, why do I think I need to do not just what God asks me to do, but everything else as well? Most likely, pride. Why haven't I bothered to make good priorities? Pride. Why do I think my kids' physical, emotion, and spiritual well-being all depends on me? Pride. Why am I addicted to social media or other technology at the expense of other things? Selfish pride. Why do I think I am somehow exempt from the physical limitations shared by all other human beings? Pride.
To hear someone flat out label much of our busy culture as prideful is quite refreshing. Because once we see the sins involved, we are no longer 'powerless' over our busyness. Sin is something we know. We know how to fight it. This is where the final chapter is so helpful: DeYoung points us to Christ. He reminds us to be Marys in a Martha world--not because activity is bad, but because Christ is better. We are fight our sin by dwelling with Him, marinating ourselves in His word, and prioritizing time spent in His presence--not by sheer willpower, but by a steady, regular preaching to ourselves of the truths we claim to know: that one day in His courts is better than a thousand elsewhere, that He is sovereign over our schedules, that He can order our lives without our help, and, most of all, that the one thing we never have to be busy about is earning His approval. That work is complete; it was finished by Christ on the cross. He paid for our sins--even the sins connected to our nonstop busyness. Now, even in our busiest times, we can rest in Christ.
If you (like, well, everyone else in the Western world) struggle with being busy, or feeling busy, or feeling overwhelmed by being busy, I heartily commend this book to you.
I received this audiobook for free from ChristianAudio.com in connection with their Reviewer program. I was not required to write a positive review.
- Too busy to read?!? Listen to it!
I was too busy to read Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. The full title of the book is Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem.
I didn't actually read the book, I listened to the book thanks to Christian Audio. This book was read by Adam Verner. He does a great job of capturing the feel of the book he is reading. I always feel like I am actually listening to the author of the book when he is reading.
This book deals with the problem of business. ...and it is a problem. We are too busy, or at least it feels that way. This book seeks to first address the reasons why we are busy or feel busy. As he attempts to diagnose the problem of busyness, Kevin DeYoung freely acknowledges the reality that he does not stand above the problem, but is right in the middle of the problem. In so many ways, he hits the nail on the head as he describes the different realities of "why" we are busy.
Near the end of the book he quite appropriately addresses the fact that in some way are supposed to be busy. As much as we might diagnose and treat our unnecessary busyness, there is still a sufficient amount of busyness that we should be all about. The goal is not to eliminate the busyness, but to prioritize the activities in the middle of the busyness, i.e. are we spending time on what really counts?
My only difficulty in reading this book was the lack of addressing my own personal situation. I am a full-time high school teacher at a local public school. I teach geometry, calculus, and trigonometry. I am also the senior pastor at a small local church. I don't need to add more, but I am also a husband and the father of two children. I am (without surprise) busy. I would even say that I am "crazy busy" much of the time. But I don't believe that I have taken on more that God has led me to accept in my life. And I don't believe that there is anything that I can lay down right now. So, taking a day off, doesn't happen all that often. Much of what Kevin DeYoung says is still very helpful, but it comes up short in the specifics of my own situation. Bivocational Pastor will always be Crazy Busy... Is there a better way to handle my busyness? Most likely, but I am not sure exactly what I can do differently, at least for now.
If you are busy in life, I suggest this book. Especially the audio version, you can listen to it on your commute to work or while you are at the YMCA on the treadmill.
- Probing and convicting
Kevin DeYoung tackles an issue nearly all of us seem to struggle with in his book Crazy Busy. This is a very short book, designed to be read by even the busiest of people to help them gain some perspective on their problem, hopefully then finding their way to freedom.
But don’t t let the short length of the book fool you; it packs a punch. This is not a book of time management principles, but rather a series of “diagnoses” that cause you to look inward and examine your motives and practices against what really matters to God. It’s a little painful at times, because I realized how much of what I do is motivated by pride and/or is not aligned with what God has called me to.
Other chapters take on wince-inducing subjects like the time-sink of “over-parenting” kids, the “soul-strangling” trap of technology, the perils of ignoring our built-in Sabbath rhythms, among other things. DeYoung has been around the block, and he is self-admittedly too-busy man himself. He knows all the excuses, and he works all the neurotic angles before finally landing the reader in the presence of God, reminding us that there is really only one thing on our to-do lists that really matters.
I highly recommend this book for pastors, parents, and really anyone else who struggles with being too busy and over-committed. This could be wake-up call that so many of us need to hear. Adam Verner goes a good job of narrating the audiobook version.
Please Note: This audiobook was gifted as a part of the Christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work.
- God wants us to be focused on what God wants us to do, not everything else.
Crazy Busy is a book that I enjoyed and got a lot more out of than I thought I would going in. I am a fairly low key guy. I don’t enjoy high stress situations. I usually start feeling stress when my to-do list has more than a handful of things on it. I do not view myself as ‘crazy busy’ and I am not by the standards of most people.
But this ‘mercifully short’ book on busyness was still helpful. I think it fits well with my unintentional book focus this year, that it is the normal, mundane every-day things that are really important in the long run.
DeYoung is the pastor of a large church, author or co-author of more than a dozen books, father of 5 under 10, husband, and well understands busyness. As he says, this is one of those books by someone that sees a problem through personal experience, not because he has solved the problem of busyness.
So he uses 3 things to avoid, 7 diagnosis of the problem and one thing you must do, to try and overcome busyness. This is not so much a ‘how to’ book as a ‘here are the important things’ book.
If I could summarize the argument it would be 1) God has created you with limited time, 2) In order to make best use of the time you have to prioritize around what you must do and what you are gifted with and who is around you, 3) do not get distracted by the less important things (or your own pride that thinks you can do more than you can) and 4) God has to be first and central.
There are a few places where I would quibble about emphasis or an illustration. But for the most part this is a very helpful book. He talks about not doing everything, saying no to less important things, prioritizing family (and not being controlled by your children), getting appropriate amounts of rest and a lot of overlapping advice that was in The Spiritual Dangers of Doing Good. (I honestly hadn’t connected the two books in my head until I started writing this paragraph, so maybe I do have more issues that I thought.)
One particularly helpful part of the book is where DeYoung talks about Jesus. Jesus was busy. Especially reading Mark it seems that Jesus hardly did anything except preach and heal for three years. He was busy enough that it says he did not always eat, his family was concerned enough that they thought he might be going mad, he was tired enough that he slept through a huge storm. Jesus was busy. But Jesus did not do everything. He left towns when there were people left unhealed. In fact he could have just healed everyone without them even coming to him, but he didn’t.
So Jesus did prioritize his time and those priorities were not what others thought he should be doing. Jesus did spend time in public ministry, in small group mentoring, in private devotion and rest and at parties. I think it can be taken too far, but I do think that DeYoung is right, that we can’t expect to be more than Jesus.
In the end this is a book not against busyness so much as a book asking the reader to prioritize within the busyness.
- A much needed, realistic look at a problem plaguing us all
Kevin actually places the issue of busyness squarely where the problem is within ourselves -- i.e., it is a spiritual problem robbing us of our joy. He writes not as one who has figured out the problem of busyness. Instead, Kevin writes as one who recognizes there is a problem and wants to do something about it. Chances are, you do too.
Personally, I read this book after having read Richard Swenson's Margin and Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit (Read review here). In a sense, DeYoung does a great job of summarizing both works and placing the impetus on our relationship with Christ - something not done by Duhigg and was a bit limited in Swenson. Regardless, I found DeYoung to be a breath of fresh air that offered a realistic solution to a serious problem in our, but not limited to, western culture.
The diagnoses from chapters 3-9 are legit and understood by all because we all struggle with this area of life. (Yes, I am making an assumption.) His tips to handle the problem are both practical and, believe it or not, doable. It is more a matter of making the change and saying no to others than one might think.
This resource can be read in about 2 hours though you will want to download and use the free study guide.
I can see this book being used as study materials in small group settings, deacons, elders, youth groups, families, etc. I recommend this resource to everyone, Christian and nonChristian, as the advice offered is practical and needed. We are indebted to Kevin for taking time out of his crazy schedule to pen this book.