Tuesday, November 29, 2016


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Rating: 4 of 5 stars

My women's group selected Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington as the focus for our Fall 2016 study. So, this will serve as my first non-fiction book review on A Page Before Bedtime.

The relatively short book features 10 chapters that provide insight on how to declutter one's life schedule resulting in a time investment allowing focus on more important things like family, friends, and faith. Worthington's southern charm and knack for humor made this book a delight to read. She offered practical advice and backed it with industry research as well as Biblical scripture.

This will be no surprise to those who know me. My favorite chapter was focused on the topic of communication; however, I think everyone person - not just women - should read the final chapter on worth and dealing with shame. Worthington posits that we often add things to our lives out of a sense of obligation and to cover shame. As a result of reading this book, I now choose to do the following:

  1. Savor my yes and use it wisely. No is a complete sentence, and it is better to disappoint now rather than resent later. 
  2. Focus on the greater purpose of doing something. All good ideas are not God ideas. 
  3. Honor the Sabbath and remember that resting is a necessary requirement of self-care. 

Recommendation: I would definitely recommend this book for a book club, Christian group, or independent study. The information shared can be applied to anyone's life; however, most of the examples and illustrations in the book are targeted toward Christian women.

Until next time ... Read on!


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