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Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but he had no place to rest his head.

Crazy Busy

If ever there was a driven and busy man. The prince of the power of the air luring.

He snuck away to pray. He was utterly focused. Jesus understood his mission. He was not driven by the needs of others, though he often stopped to help hurting people. He was not driven by the approval of others, though crazy busy kevin de young cared deeply for the lost and the broken.

Ultimately, Jesus was driven by the Spirit. He was driven by his God-given mission. He knew his priorities and did not let the many temptations of a busy life deter him from his task.

Crazy Busy Quotes by Kevin DeYoung

For Jesus that meant itinerant preaching, with devoted times of prayer, on his way to the cross. How beautiful you are! To see more of you is the answer to my business and distraction. To seek first your kingdom and righteousness.

Crazy Busy - Tim Challies

DeYoung, wise shepherd that he is, therefore concludes the book—chapter 10—by inviting me to be like Mary and spend more time sitting at Jesus' feet. Yes, one thing, indeed.

Stick a copy of Crazy Busy into your Christian Discipleship file. A Mercifully Short Book About A Really Big Problem attempts to diagnose our busyness and to help us find a better, more satisfying, and more sustainable way to get through life.

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He begins by warning of three serious dangers that busyness can cause: Busyness can ruin our joy, it can rob our hearts, and it can cover up the rot in our souls. The heart of the book is seven short chapters which offer seven diagnoses crazy busy kevin de young our busyness.

He shows how pride can make and keep us busy, and how pride can manifest itself in people-pleasing and in an inordinate desire for possessions. He suggests that many people do not properly order their priorities and, therefore, spend their lives busily doing things they should not be doing at all.


He goes to Scripture to show the importance of both rest and rhythm, pointing out that we were created weak, we are meant to accept our weakness and, having done that, we are to make a priority of building times of rest into our lives. I crazy busy kevin de young appreciated the second-to-last chapter where DeYoung points out that life is not meant to be easy.

We have many things to do and a crazy busy kevin de young amount of time to do it in. Don't let that point erase the truths in the previous portion of the book, he said, but recognize that working till Jesus comes—and even suffering along the way—are to be expected in the Christian life.

Readers of DeYoung's blog will pick up on several sections of the book that were either lifted from his blog or posted there, apparently, during his work on the book. But they won't feel cheated.

Crazy Busy - Justin Taylor Interviews Kevin DeYoung on Vimeo

I was glad to be reminded of his words about parenting, for example. I wasn't required to say anything nice; I genuinely liked the book. Oh yeah, and Adam Verner did a fine job on the audio narration.

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