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Book Review: The One Minute Pause Journal Author: John Eldredge

Could you use rest and a reset? Are you ready to find the peace and connection your soul is craving? Join New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge as he helps you change the course of your life through the simple practice of reflection and relaxation.

We live in a world filled with endless distractions, a news cycle that never takes a break, and the constant demands of daily life from work, family, friends, and community. Most of us feel like there's no margin--no time to sit and reflect on what matters most or connect with God. Even though we desperately crave a few minutes of peace, we don't know how to slow down or change course.

John Eldredge has seen and felt the toll of constant busyness, and he created the wildly successful One Minute Pause app that hundreds of thousands of users have described as a rescue during difficult times. Now, in The One Minute Pause Journal, he goes a step further to help you begin a daily habit of intentionally stopping and reflecting.

This ninety-day guided journal includes an extended introduction that will help explain the practice of pausing, both theologically and practically. Each entry features a regular set of morning and evening prompts, scripture, prayers, and journaling space that will:

  • Encourage you to release everything to God and restore your relationship with him

  • Teach you how to invite God more fully into your life

  • Help you prioritize what matters most

If you're ready to start fresh, let The One Minute Pause Journal be your guide along the way.

Reviewed by:

Nicola Tapson

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a children’s book author, content writer, TEFL teacher, wife and child of God. I love everything to do with language especially English. I enjoy encouraging people to grow in their relationship with God and share this passion through writing blogs for the Confident Women in Business.

Name of Book:

The One Minute Pause Journal


John Eldredge

What drew you to read this book?:

I firstly drawn to this book by the author, John Eldredge. I had heard a lot about his book for boys called "Wild at Heart" and secondly, life has felt very rushed at the moment and the idea of pause even for a minute seemed impossible.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

As I read the introduction to the journal. The idea of being burn out and tired resonated with me and the more I read the more the practice of pausing for a minute or more became enticing and being filled again with God heavenly. And so, my slow journey to reconnect with God has begun.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book?:

The main point of the journal is to re-introduce the one pause and benevolent detachment which John Eldredge speaks of in his book "Get your life back". This book encourages you to practice these ideas and grow a deeper connection with God.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

You will benefit from reading this book if you feel detached from God. If you feel burned out, and don't know how to re-ignite your love for God.

Star Rating?:

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Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

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