Recommended and in the Knox Library: “The Overload Syndrome: Learning to Live Within Your Limits” by Richard Swenson and Richard A. Swenson M.D.

Anyone living in today’s society knows the struggle of trying to handle busyness. You feel tired, stressed, and burned out. These symptoms are signs that you’re suffering from the Overload Syndrome. This book of the same name examines where overload comes from and what it can lead to, while offering prescriptions to counteract its effects and restore time to rest and space to heal. Find the secrets of time management while examining your priorities and seeking God’s will.

This insightful book provides, from a Christian perspective, tools to combat the tendency toward too much, whether it’s overactivity, overcommitment, or too many material possessions. Swenson offers more than 175 prescriptions for lifestyle changes. This book’s solutions are timely, useful, and well-presented. Pastors, lay leaders, managers, and other people with a tendency toward overloaded lives will welcome Swenson’s helpful message. And they’ll be eager to share their new knowledge with others. (Karl Bakkum, CBA Marketplace)

Jesus went to sleep every night without trying to heal everyone. God created every individual with limits. For those who, like one woman in the book, feel that a trip to the dentist is a mini-vacation, respite is offered here.  (Des Moines Register)

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