Book: Crazy Busy

I'm too busy. We've all heard it; we've all said it.

Dave Gobbett | June 2019 - Highfields Book Review

By Kevin DeYoung - (2013) IVP

Crazy BusyFor being "Busy" in today's world is often seen as a badge of honour or as a sign of importance. Sometimes it feels like the theme of our lives; when will things ever stop? 

In this book Kevin DeYoung helpfully and biblically points to some of the issues that cause this: pride technology, kids, work and a lack of rest to name a few. 

DeYoung points us to a helpful balance between doing nothing and trying to do everything and comforting us with the Gospel throughout. 

This is a must read (short!) book on a big problem!


  1. Hello, my name Is Busy
  2. Here, there, and gone: Three dangers to avoid
  3. The Killer P's - Diagnosis 1: You are beset with many manifestations of pride
  4. The Terror of total obligation - Diagnosis 2: You are trying to do what God does not expect you to do
  5. Mission Creep - Diagnosis 3: You can't serve others without setting priorities
  6. A Cruel Kindergarchy - Diagnosis 4: You need to stop freaking out about your kids
  7. Deep calls to deep - Diagnosis 5: You are letting the screen strangle your soul
  8. Rhythm and Blues - Diagnosis 6: You'd better rest yourself before you wreck yourself
  9. Embracing the burdens of busyness - Diagnosis 7: You suffer more because you don't expect to suffer at all
  10. The one thing you must do.

[ISBN13: 9781783590230]

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