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Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom in an Hour

Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom in an Hour [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Cherry
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A book specially written to help YOU give up busyness in just one hour and get your life back!

Following the success of his previous book, “Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom for Ministry”, Dr Stephen Cherry has distilled the essence of Time Wisdom into this bite-sized book, essential for anyone seeking to restore some balance in their busy life.

You might just find you get more done...

The developed world is suffering from an epidemic of major proportions, and the disease at the heart of it is busyness. We are addicted to doing one thing after another with as little down-time as possible. This is a sickness, a spiritual sickness.

• It distorts your perception
• It makes you feel self-important
• It makes you rude
• It’s an excuse for impatience
• It’s an excuse for not getting things done
• It’s addictive
• It burns you out
• It’s lazy – chronic busyness occurs when you have not asked the important questions or decided on your priorities

Learn Time Wisdom in an hour and get your life back!

Stephen Cherry is a Canon of Durham Cathedral and is responsible for the ongoing development of ministers in the Diocese of Durham, and author of “Healing Agony” and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2011 Lent Book, “Barefoot Disciple”.

Stephen has degrees in Psychology and Theology, and a PhD on the theology and practice of forgiveness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 144 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Sacristy Press (9 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Stephen Cherry's book, `Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom in an hour' is an essential read for anyone who wants to give up busyness. It was written as part of the `Give Up Busyness for Lent' campaign, but can be read at any time for those who are finding themselves feeling as though they are constantly rushing from one thing to the next without chance to pause and reflect. Cherry's book focuses on attaining time wisdom; it is not to say that we will no longer have busy lives, rather that we can learn how to manage time wisely: that we can start to appreciate time in terms of the experiences that we have, otherwise known as `kairos', as well as acknowledging the existence of `chronos', the day-to-day, minute-to-minute passing of time.

The book offers very helpful material in terms of explaining the effect that chronic busyness has on our lives, how the perception of what being busy means has changed over the years and, perhaps most importantly of all, how we can make changes in our day-to-day lives to enable us to make the most of the time that we have.

I read the book at a time when I have a busy few months approaching, and I am very much looking forward to implementing some of the ideas Cherry suggests; the `Don't Do' list and earmarking time each week for preparation and catch-up are two of my favourites. I also very much like the suggestion that, if we make a little more time by managing it wisely, we may begin to see the scope for what Cherry calls `micro-parties'; that every day we might start to see opportunities to interact with others which may have been missed before, opportunities which can add colour and depth and richness to our lives, lives that can be lived in `kairos' and `chronos' time and that we can enjoy with a new abundance.

In addition to the book, Stephen Cherry has also written a series of related blog posts on `Living the unbusy life', available at [...]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 2 May 2014
By Tracy
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Inspiring and giving peace of mind, let alone great ideas. Enjoyed a good bout of sense of humour too. Can't go wrong with that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars time for change 23 Mar 2014
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An accessible book which was full of sound advice about how to make sense of using time well. Useful in making one stop and think about making the most of daily life and stepping back from the roller coaster of time management which is not always helpful. A fresh approach to what you can do to be both a spiritual and practical person day to day and ditching the white rabbit in you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great little book 11 Mar 2014
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A real jolt to get me thinking about an overly hectic and busyness-addicted life. I will be doing all I can to be able to say 'I'm not busy.'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant wisdom! 11 Jan 2014
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Essential reading for clergy carrying too many expectations (of themselves as well as those of others!). Has helped me to say "no" without feeling too guilty!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good Lent read 24 April 2013
By JaneT
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This was recommended by a Christian friend and having read it during Lent it gave me more opportunities for assessing how I spent my time
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