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Publication Date: 2007
Overwhelmed. Miserable. Exhausted. These are often the words that women use to describe their high-demand lifestyles. How are women who are always on the go expected to cope with the demands of work, family, and ministry?
Carolyn Mahaney and her three daughters, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw, recognize the needs of Christian women today. Shopping for Time offers the solution to women who truly desire to glorify God with every use of their time.
These authors offer five tips to help ladies do it all without becoming overwhelmed: rise early, sit down, sit longer (occasionally), choose friends wisely, and take fifteen minutes. By weaving biblical principles of God's Word into these keys, these authors give women practical advice on how to fulfill-and excel in-their daily responsibilities.
Nicole Whitacre is a wife, mother, and homemaker. She contributed to I Kissed Dating Goodbye: The Study Guide by Joshua Harris and assisted her mother with Feminine Appeal. Nicole and her husband, Steve, have one son, Jack.
Author Carolyn Mahaney and her daughters, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw invite you to join them at Carolyns kitchen table for some girl talk about Shopping for Time. The hostesses of the blog girltalk, they offer five biblical principles on redeeming the time.(Ephesians 5:15-16) Although the book includes some organizational tips, it deals more with the spiritual principles that allow you to get the organization right with the right attitude.
Warm, friendly and packed with personal anecdotes, this little book is inviting and refreshing. Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
Stacey Delgado3 Stars Out Of 5August 6, 2010Stacey DelgadoWhile this is a practical book with good advice, it is a very short volume that can be read in about an hour. I was searching for something to be used in a woman's Bible Study and this didn't fit the bill. It's best as a read alone book.
Kim5 Stars Out Of 5June 15, 2009KimBiblical, practical, & fun to read! I just finished this for the first time, already have a list of women to get it for! This will be a yearly read for me!
Shellie Pence5 Stars Out Of 5September 17, 2008Shellie PenceMy sister recommended this book to me. It's a short book which is easy to read, but it is packed full of wisdom and encouragement. I was so blessed by reading this book that I bought a copy for a friend. She called me right away to say what a great book it is. Practical, relevant truth for women desiring to honor God and use our time well.
Jen5 Stars Out Of 5August 29, 2008JenThis book is a winner! Lots of practical things to help maximize your time & your life. A must read for anyone who feeld like time isn't on their side. Love this book and plan on reading again and again
Stephanie Van Gorden5 Stars Out Of 5February 17, 2008Stephanie Van GordenWe can actually do all that God has called us to do (p. 13).Sound far-fetched? It did to me! After reading stacks of books, "Shopping For Time" has been one of the simplest, most concise, and clearest helps in this process. In a sweet, conversational style, the authors paint with appropriately broad strokes a picture of a life that is joyfully submitted to Gods to-do list. This short (under 100 pages) book offers five tips on shopping for time, and it recognizes some things that many other books barely touch or miss entirely:They explain that we need to rise early, sit at Jesus feet, plan, consider the spheres in which God has placed us, and humbly recognize our dependence on God to be productive. The main thing this book has going for it is flexibility. Whats required to act wisely will look different across the spectrum of women whore reading the book. What works for one wont work for all in exactly the same way in exactly the same seasons. Managing time wisely for the glory of God isnt something that can be done haphazardly. It'll depend on how complicated your life is, but there will be effort. Motivated rightly, though, our lives can be fruitful and joyful expressions of our love for the Savior and delight in serving Him.In the end, our highest goal each day is not flawless execution of our plans or increased productivity. Its our relationship with God, walking in dependence upon Him throughout the day. This book will help you become a wise shopper of time in every season of your life, so when you pass from time into eternity, you can know the intense and indescribable joy of our Saviors pleasure and commendation (90, 94).
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