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Book Review: It's About Time - Valorie Burton

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Discover the eternal value of your finite time—and intentionally choose the meaningful over the urgent every single day.

Our culture makes it so that even the most organized and efficient among us feels the pressure of the ticking clock and the possibility and regret of missing out. Modern life has evolved in a way that sets us up for stress, pressure, and overload. New norms and attitudes tap into deeply-wired psychological impulses that make it harder than ever to take control of your time. Many of us also have innate personality traits that make the struggle even worse.

No wonder time can become a tyrant that leaves us chronically stressed and discontented. Unlock an approach to life that bestselling author Valorie Burton calls “living timelessly.” You will come to understand

1)    the gradual changes that have led us to a place where having too much to do and too little time to do it is the norm,

2)    the vision for what it could look like if you were free from the stress of time and how to blast through the obstacles to those possibilities, and

3)    the practical steps to choosing the meaningful over the urgent so that your life is unhurried yet purposeful and reflects the values and impact that are unique to you.

It’s About Time helps you reimagine a life that is meaningful, at a pace that is natural, with a load that is doable and equips you with the tools to make it happen. 

Available from leading booksellers nationwide, such as C.U.M. Books, Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Wordsworth Books, PNA – As well as online at C.U.M. Books, Loot and Takealot.

Reviewed by:

Tebogo Segoje

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Wife. Mother of 3. Avid reader. Loves gardening. Crazy about interior decorating. Loves the LORD, loves HIS people.

What drew you to read this book?

My days are filled with meetings and discussions. At the end of a working day, I am usually exhausted and dragging myself to the kitchen to make supper whilst catching up with the family. On the other side of supper with family, one would think I would be fighting to keep my eyes open... I wish! At that point I go on to the next thing, school books and and and. It does not seem to end! I am accepting that I need help and I saw this book as an answer to my struggles.

What impact did this book have?

It gave me the tools to way the things that matter in life. I learned how to prioritize my life in the context of the times we are living in. I am now able to recognize opportunities in life that I would otherwise miss because of business.

In a paragraph, what is the main point?

To empower people to live meaningful lives. A lot of us don't realize that we are bankrupt time wise and the tools in this book aims at helping us to reclaim back our time.

Who would benefit from reading?

Anyone whose life is so cluttered with a million things to do and left with very little time to actually live a meaningful and joyful life. Anyone whose life is overtaken by technology and is looking into improving this.

Star Rating?:

Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

All comments are the reviewers own.

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