December 08, 2015

Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer

What is the book about?

The title really threw me off just a little when I first saw it but the first chapter lays it all out for us beautifully!  I clearly chose it based on the To-Do List aspect but was pleasantly surprised when I realized it is for those of us in this world that PROCRASTINATE!

Glynnis Whitwer, very clearly, shares her story and what brought her to write this book.  She shares from a biblical perspective, throughout each chapter, reasons we may be procrastinating.  She shares personal examples of how procrastination has harmed her along the way and kept her from doing things God has called her to do.  She lays out ways to overcome this monster in our lives and how to live in victory and in God's will for our daily lives.  It is one of the most practical books I have read in a very long time.  

My reaction to the book...

The timing on this book, for me, was perfect and yet, here I am getting my review up late for this very reason... procrastinating.  Clearly, this book was written for ME!  LOL

I have some work to do with this book.  As I begin the year 2016 I have some very logical and practical things I have gleaned from this book to push me forward.  This book really fits beautifully with the Rubin book I read earlier this year on developing good habits but the aspect of God's word makes it even more convincing to me that I need to drop the procrastination once and for all.

If you are a procrastinator.... this is YOUR book, too.

My favorite takeaway comes on page 85...  

Our identity is NOT defined by our actions, and so we will never be a "failure" when our performance doesn't match our expectations.  When we reassign the source of our value and worth to its rightful place, we will be free from the fear of failure or of the opinions of others.

The only thing that matters is what our heavenly Father thinks about us.  We can rest knowing we are safe and secure in God's unconditional love.

Do you want to know more about Glynnis?

You can check out her website and blog posts to read more about her journey as she wrote this book and see what she is working on next.  I am glad to meet her and I will be reading more by her in the future.

I give this book 5 stars out of 5 for being a very practical and applicable for daily living.

This book was given to me at no cost from Baker Books Revell Division in exchange for an honest read and review of it's contents. 

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