In Breaking Busy, Alli Worthington, takes a look at how being “busy” is intoxicating, how we wear it like a badge of honour. The whole book has strong Christian overtones with much talk about forgetting about the approval of society and only looking for the approval of God. If the God talk is going to turn you off, then this isn’t the book for you. God talk, especially in context of your God given abilities, often turns me off but there is still some decent if obvious advice provided.

Worthington tells us to focus on the work/activites that fill us, and not to worry so much about what the world around us thinks. Instead focus on your family and the life that you want to live, in her terms the life God wants all Christians to live.

There are also some overtones of hustle culture and the rhetoric that if you do something you love it’s, not work. Overall, it’s not a bad book, just an obvious one that delves into mysticism as a justification for actions.

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