Every Day Matters: A Biblical Approach to Productivity
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True productivity is more than just getting things done.
True productivity is less about getting things done; it is more concerned with stewarding priorities, time, and resources wisely and faithfully in a way that honors God. In Every Day Matters Brandon Crowe provides an accessible and biblical understanding of productivity filled with practical guidance and examples.
Crowe draws insights from wisdom literature and the life and teaching of the Apostle Paul to reclaim a biblical perspective on productivity. He shows the implications for matters such as setting priorities and goals, achieving rhythms of work and rest, caring for family, maintaining spiritual disciplines, sustaining energy, and engaging wisely with social media and entertainment.
- Foreword by R. Kent Hughes
- Part 1: Perspectives
- Why You Need this Book
- Guiding Texts, Part 1. Wisdom Literature: The Benefits and Limitations of Diligent Work
- Guiding Texts, Part 2. Focus and Diligence in the Life and Teaching of the Apostle Paul
- Part 2: Principles
- Goals and Planning
- Rest, Refresh, Repent, Resolve
- Sustaining Energy
- Part 3: Practices
- Engaging Spiritual Disciplines
- Getting Organized
- Avoiding Pitfalls
Brandon Crowe distills the best secular books on productivity but with a distinctively Christian approach. What drives his common-sense advice is for us to glorify God.
–Andy Naselli, associate professor of systematic theology and New Testament for Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis; one of the pastors of Bethlehem Baptist Church
Brandon Crowe draws from his knowledge and experience as a scholar, professor, churchman, husband, and father to produce a biblically grounded and practically focused book on productivity. This book isn't solely about how to be productive in a busy world. It’s much more. Crowe shows his readers the need to be productive "in Christ" -- depending on his strength (not our own) and doing all things for his glory (not our reputations). Reading this book is sure to be good use of your time!
–David E. Briones, Associate Professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary
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