I love the amount of discussion our current series on margin is stirring up within Restoration City. If you’re looking for additional resources on creating margin in your schedule, here are some of the titles that have influenced me over the years, with a link to Amazon if that’s where you buy books:
The Best Yes, Lysa Terkeurst. The title of this book has become a phrase around our house. Hardly a day goes by without Laura or I saying, “What’ the best yes for our family?”
Crazy Busy, Kevin DeYoung. Really short, really practical and really grounded in the gospel.
Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less, Greg McKeown. Not written from a Christian perspective but filled with so much wisdom. It’s one of the most formative books I’ve read in the last 4 years.
Margin, Richard Swenson. A little technical and slow at points but still stands out as one of the Christian classics on the topic of margin.
What’s Best Next, Matt Perman. By far the most theologically dense and helpful book on productivity I’ve ever read. If you think all of this margin stuff doesn’t connect to the gospel, this book will convince you otherwise.
I’ll post similar resource recommendations for the upcoming weeks when we talk about margin in our finances and relationships.