Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington

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Breaking BusyHow to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy 
Have you ever felt like a fraud or failure as you struggle to find balance in life? Do you find yourself juggling everything in mediocrity and feeling like you’re succeeding at very little? In her no-nonsense way, Alli Worthington tackles the big questions about finding happiness and one’s God-given purpose.
Breaking Busy marries popular secular research with solid biblical principles, instilling confidence that you, too, can move from crazy busy to confident calm. With refreshing candor, uproarious true stories, and a Christian worldview, Alli delivers truths that dismantle common happiness myths. Then she empowers you to get unstuck, to let go of the good to make way for the great, to know yourself and your Creator, and ultimately to find peace and purpose in this world of crazy.
You will:
  • Learn how to stop chasing what leaves you empty and start doing what you were created to do.
  • Identify the common lies you believe and how to strip their power from your life.
  • Recognize how what you say no to determines what you can say yes to.
With relatable anecdotes, Alli models real-life guidance on boundaries, relationships, and self-care, humbly examining her own mistakes and walking through how she learned from her missteps and found peace in a world of busyness.
If you long to find real connection with both your loved ones and your Creator, Alli Worthington deftly balances intelligent humility and heartwarming humor to help you rediscover your path.

My Thoughts:

Are you the queen of busy? Are you wearing the badge of honor named busyness? Get rid of that title now! It isn't adding anything to your life and infact, it's taking away from your life. This book is a real wake up call to get us to slow down! Stop chasing the things that you weren't meant for and start living on purpose. So what do I love about this book? I love the honesty and the authenticity. Ali comes at this book straight from the heart, which is so important! She isn't afraid to just be honest and tell us we need to choose relationships, our marriages, kids and our Jesus before our To Do lists. While this book is practical, I think this book also asks a lot of women to take a step back and look at their lives to see if they can really live and practice these values out. I think she raises some solid points and questions, but I'm not sure if women can live this out and if it is realistic for many women today. I loved how she laid the book out and the content, but I think this information is very similar to other books I've read, so because of that, I am giving it 4/5 stars. 

Thank you to Zondervan for allowing me a complimentary copy to review this book. This is my honest opinion and I was not compensated for a positive or negative review. 

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