Crazy Busy: a (Mercifully) Short Book About A (Really) Big
Summary: So what's keeping us busy? Is it pride, or people pleasing, or an inordinate amount of service to others? Is it our jobs, our families and our commitments? Business can be driven by good intentions as well as less honourable ones. Are we trying to do good or make ourselves look good? How does parenting or technology usage, or sleep, or service to others factor into this problem of business? While it is good to be busy, we need to realize that we simply cannot do something about everything. Each has their individual gifts and callings and this is especially true in the church of God.
Personal Thoughts: 'Crazy Busy' is crazy good! I love the spiritual dimension. I love the transparency of the author. I love the readability of the book. I love how he brings out the beauty and balance of how the individual gifts of other Christians benefit all. I particularly loved the pieces he wrote regarding hospitality, parenting, technology and sleep. Our motivations that keep us busy is such a key theme to the whole book. Wonderful read. Just excellent!
Quote: Every Christian should be involved in the Great Commission, but not everyone will move overseas. Every Christian should oppose abortion, but not everyone will adopt or volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center. We need
Christians who spend their lives improving inner-city schools and Christians whose dream is to get great theological books translated into Polish. And we need Christians who don't make others feel guilty (and don't feel guilty
themselves) when one of us follows a different passion than another. I read and write a lot. That's what I do well.
But that doesn't mean anyone should feel guilty for not reading and writing as much as I do. You have your gifts and calling. We have to be okay with other Christians doing certain good things better and more often than we do. --pg 49,50