Time management! Everyone wants to know more about that topic. Most people would pass on this book by Mark Porter simply because it was published in 1988. But don’t do that! You’ll miss a wonderful study of time management from the Christian perspective.
Porter was busy man. He was a chemical engineer, consultant, and teaching elder in his church. He was caught up in what he called the “scurry syndrome,” running from one thing to another without thinking about which activities were important and which were merely urgent. This concept might not sound new to you because other time management experts have picked up on it since this book was written. The point is that many things that are urgent are not necessarily important.
The subtitle of the book is How to Accomplish All that God Wants You to Do. With this concept in mind, Porter takes the reader through a study of how to turn mere activity into accomplishment. In fact, the book is designed to be used in a 13-week study. There’s mention of a study guide, but I have not found it anywhere. Porter covers goals, priorities, spiritual gifts, analysis of current time usage, identifying time wasters, and planning. All content is presented from a sound Biblical basis, making this book a valuable resource for the Christian writer. See the list of chapter titles here.
You can enter the drawing for my giveaway of Porter’s book by commenting on this post giving your name and e-mail address. Drawing will take place on September 3, 2015, at 12 noon CDT. I will e-mail the winner and ask for mailing information. Book will be in the mail ASAP after I get winner’s info.
The Time of Your Life is available for sale at ECS Ministries. I have not ordered from them because I found it used on Ebay’s www.half.com and on Amazon. To help with your search, the ISBN number is 0-937396-71-0.