This is not your typical time management book. This book is about priorities, about putting God at the center of your life, about living each day in His strength and not your own. The issue is how we invest our time, not how much we get accomplished in that time. Saunders' emphasis is having a relationship with God and how we use our time because of it.
I like that Saunders suggests beginning our day by asking God what He wants us to do that day. She suggests we prayerfully look over our schedule, remembering that God wants us to seek him first. Time management is not about getting things done but rather about having the freedom to do the Lord's will, following as He leads.
You'll not find nifty scheduling tips in this book, although Saunders has written previous books dealing specifically with time management. You will find a very personal account of how God changed her life. She had been an over achiever, devoted to time management. Now she shares insights on how we are to invest our time with God as our focus. You will find practical suggestions for trusting God as the center of your life. You will also find some good teaching on your identity in Christ and how that affects what you do. There is also good teaching on having right relationships with God, others, and yourself.
I recommend this book to those who want to know more about the importance of investing time in a relationship with God than about scheduling or other aspects of time management.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder of Real Time E Coaching and Speaking. She has been featured on several television programs and has contributed to several magazines. She has written previous books on time management. This is her first inspirational title. You can find out more about her and her work at http://reallifee.com/wp/.
FaithWords, 272 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.