Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem

Author(s): Kevin DeYoung

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Winner of the 2014 Christian Book of the Year Award


"I'M TOO BUSY!" We've all heard it. We've all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us.


Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all.


That's why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy -- and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.


Highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to "busyness as usual."


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"I'm a fan of Kevin DeYoung's writing, partly because I know what to expect. He's always clear, biblical, and to the point-with a good dose of humor peppered in. Crazy Busy is no exception. It's a quick and engaging read that busy people can find time for. DeYoung helped me think about the heart issues behind my busyness, and even gave me some practical ways to fight it. As a pretty busy guy, I encourage other busy folks to squeeze this little book into their schedule." -Trip Lee

"Habitual, sinful busyness is something that many struggle with and yet, it's rare to hear teaching on this important topic. With refreshing transparency and his trademark humor, Kevin DeYoung identifies the problem and gives helpful practical instruction on how to find our rest in Christ. DeYoung has served the church well (once again). I highly recommend this book." -Shai Linne, hip-hop artist

"I'm glad to take time out of my busy life to endorse Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. As Kevin makes abundantly clear, our busyness can be evidence of our faithfulness or, on the other hand, evidence of our pride, ambition, and unbridled activity. As always, Kevin DeYoung is a careful thinker, a gifted pastor, and a writer who keeps the reader on the edge of our seat." -R. Albert Mohler Jr.

"Kevin DeYoung goes after our busyness with all the best of Reformed theology: we don't need to manage our busyness better, we have a busy heart, seeking approval from others. The problem isn't too much to do, but a heart out of tune with God's calling, forgetting its limitations, seduced by the siren calls of 'the perfect family' or 'the successful career.'

In a world where speed and accomplishment is everything, DeYoung calls us to return to the rhythms of a Sabbath rest." -Paul E. Miller, author, A Praying Life

"Busy, hectic lives are the bane of the modern world. This book is not profound; rather it simply offers a lot of that most unfashionable commodity-common sense. DeYoung exposes the nature of busyness, the various ways in which it deludes us, and offers some basic advice on what to do about it. A fine, short book which deserves a wide readership." -Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary

"If you're like me, you'll see yourself in the mirror of DeYoung's experience and will be prompted to make changes based on the biblical diagnosis we find in these pages. Trust me. You're too busy not to read this book." -Trevin Wax, author, Gospel-Centered Teaching, Counterfeit Gospels, and Holy Subversion

Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books such as Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Taking God At His Word, What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?, and The Biggest Story, as well as the award-winning books Why We're Not Emergent, Why We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), and Crazy Busy.

General Fields

  • : 9781433533389
  • : Crossway
  • : Crossway
  • : September 2013
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kevin DeYoung
  • : Paperback
  • : 128