Book Review: The Power of a Half Hour

coverThis is one of a number of books that have surprised me recently. I grabbed it because I’m drawn to the idea of time management in half-hour increments – that sounded like something my attention span could handle. The book didn’t offer many specifics along those lines, however. Instead, it’s a collection of stories of how small choices had big impact in terms of changing the direction of the author’s life and the lives of people around him. Something about this book just made me feel good – it was hopeful and optimistic. It reminded me of how fun life with God can be. I underlined inspiring lines and have a bunch of smiley faces in the margins where things turned out better than expected. Whenever a book has that sort of feel-good effect, I like to recommend it.

(And on the time management side, I do think the suggestion that we consider our days in terms of usable half hours is a good one.  Several tasks on my to-do list feel less overwhelming when I consider them in terms of “just get done what you can between now and 2:30.”)

Here’s a link where you can read more about the book, check out a video, and even pre-order.  This was a fun read, and I’m grateful to Blogging for Books for providing me with a free copy in exchange for this review.