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Busy, Busy, Busy

In exam season revision can take over your life. When I first joined Imperial College I was told that during exam season, the library was open 24 hours a day so that final year students could work around the clock, barely eating or sleeping to get everything done. I don't know if that was true, but when exams are just around the corner you may find you are soon working all day, every day, with no time for rest, for friends, for church, or even for God. Is that how it should be?

We don't realize it, but our attitudes to work and rest can be very confused. We fail to work through laziness, or blame ourselves for being lazy when the real problem is that we've been trying to work 10 hour days and we just can't concentrate for that long. We avoid socializing so as to spend time working, but we can end up too lonely and depressed to work as a result. It easy to rely so much on our own efforts that we reduce our time listening and talking with God when we need him most.
A Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness is a helpful, short book that deals with issues of work, rest, and always being too busy. The chapters are about 10 pages long each and it's readable. More importantly, it speaks Biblical truths about things that most of us need to hear.
You don't "need" to read this book, as some people plugging books will say. But reading some or all of this book may be very helpful.
I have two copies, and I'd be happy to lend you one or alternatively he's a link for it on Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1844743020/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1369044536&sr=8-1&keywords=chester+busy+christian%27s&condition=new
Martin Eden