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384 pages
Nov 2003
NavPress Publishing

A Minute of Margin: Restoring Balance to Busy Lives

by Richard A. Swenson

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"Fifty years ago futurists predicted that life would be easier today thanks to advances in technology and timesaving devices. The futurists had it only partially correct. Progress has given us more of everything, but now we are more hurried, stressed, and overburdened than previous generations. Yes, we want to get everything done, but for most of us it never seems to happen.

"Richard A. Swenson's A Minute of Margin is a commendable volume of reflections that highlights the need for margin -- space between our load and limits. Dr. Swenson says that it is this margin that guarantees endurance.

"Swenson, a medical doctor and published futurist, provides readings (‘prescriptions’) to help restore balance to busy, modern lives. His reflections address several topics, including relationships, priorities, work, simplicity, and rest. He delivers these meditations as practical assignments designed to challenge readers to think about what is important in life.

"Each page of this work is filled with treasures. The format of the book, which consists of 180 two-page readings, is designed so that even the most time-pressed person can take a few minutes during the day to nourish his or her soul." -- James Hendrix, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Fatigued? Swamped? Irritated? If you feel under-rested and overwhelmed, steal a minute to reflect and revitalize.

In 180 daily readings, Dr. Richard Swenson addresses the need to close the gap between rest and exhaustion in our overloaded lives. Dr. Swenson’s unique suggestions will help you slow down, simplify, and change your perspective on what really is, and what isn’t, urgent in life.

A Minute of Margin offers help and encouragement––“prescriptions”––for restoring harmony in our everyday lives. By re-establishing leeway between your schedules and your limits, you'll be free to live more “peace-full” lives.