Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Margin by Richard Swensen

T2W Book Corner
By Richard A. Swenson M.D.
Our pastor at church recommended this book to his congregation last year and my husband ordered it online, read it, and couldn’t stop talking about it.  In fact, he nagged me to read it and EVEN said my Titus 2 girlfriends need to read this book too!  I couldn’t believe it.  He never nags about anything, well almost anything.  I read the back cover’s first two sentences which say, “Overload is not having enough time to finish the book you are reading on Stress.  Margin is having the time to read it twice.”  [Attention grabbed!] 

“Overload is fatigue, Margin is energy.  Overload is red ink.  Margin is black ink.  Overload is hurry.  Margin is calm.  Overload is anxiety.  Margin is security.  Overload is the disease of our time and Margin is the cure.”  [I must be dying of this disease!]   
“Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits.  It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations.  In Margin, Dr. Swenson provides a prescription against the danger of overloaded lives.  Focusing on margin in four key areas; emotional energy, physical energy, time, and finances, he offers an overall picture of health that employs contentment, simplicity, balance and rest.  [Where do I sign up?] 
If you yearn for relief from the pain and pressure of overload, take a lifelong dose of Margin.  The benefits of good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purposes will follow you all of your days.”
Join Titus 2 Women in reading Margin for the next 15 weeks!  You won’t regret it!  Look for our discussions every other Thursday on Facebook, starting January 10th with chapter 1. 

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