Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An Essential read

5 Stars
REVIEW: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

This book is about how less is better. It is about making the wisest possible investments of your time and energy doing only what is essential.

While this book isn’t necessarily written for or marketed to pastors, as a pastor myself, I believe this book is a must read for everyone in ministry. Because, Christian ministry really is about one central thing, one essential thing: making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This book is a helpful reminder that in life and ministry only a few things really matter, and because of that, we have permission to be selective and to say no to everything except the essential. That is a discipline most of us do not have.  

Thus, this book is an essential read, especially for anyone too busy to read it—because that means you really need it! This book will teach you how to understand what is essential in your life and eliminate all else, bringing forth life-giving clarity and focus!

You can actually see how much of an “essentialist” you currently are by taking the quiz at http://gregmckeown.com/quiz/

Also check out a video from the author at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9x6D09AKBU.

*I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this unbiased review.

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