Living into Focus Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

ISBN-10: 1587433141
ISBN-13: 9781587433146
Edition: 2012
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Description: In today's high-speed culture, there's a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we  More...

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

In today's high-speed culture, there's a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we value most. We feel fragmented, overwhelmed by busyness and the tyranny of gadgets.Veteran pastor and teacher Arthur Boers offers a critical look at the isolating effects of modern life that have eroded the centralizing, focusing activities that people used to do together. He suggests ways to make our lives healthier and more rewarding by presenting specific individual and communal practices that help us focus on what really matters. These practices--such as shared meals, gardening, hospitality, walking, prayer, and reading aloud--bring our lives into focus and build community. The book includes questions for discernment and application and a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Focus Matters
Stumbling into Focus
Awe and Inspiration
Focal Connectedness
Focal Centering and Orienting Power
Losing Our Focus
Going on the Alert
Attenuated Attention and Systemic Distraction
Eliminating Limits and Endangering Taboos
Eroding Engagement
Remote Relationships
Taxed Time
Sundering Space
Finding Our Focus
Finding and Funding Focal Fundamentals
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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