I’m a work-at-home(schooling)-mom. So basically, I’m always looking for ways to get (and stay) organized, and ways to get things done more efficiently. That’s why I was interested in Tommy Barnett’s book The Power of a Half Hour.
Mr. Barnett writes about how much can truly be accomplished in half-hour blocks of time. Each chapter addresses another area of your life that you can apply the “power of a half hour” to. Of course your career is one of the topics, but things like relationships and your faith are also included. At the end of the book are Personal Action Plans for each chapter that summarize the chapter and then give you assignments based on what you just read.
I’m glad that things like relationships and family were included in The Power of a Half Hour. It’s refreshing to read a book of this type that acknowledges how important things like family and faith our in our lives, and encourages us to make time specifically for those things! The action plans were also a nice idea. The fact that the book is written from a solidly Christian point of view was definitely a bit plus as well.
While The Power of a Half Hour gave me some great ideas, and reiterated the importance of making time for my family and faith, it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for. The half an hour concept is a great idea, but I live a life that’s full of interruptions! I need a plan that will work with my interrupted life. I think in a different season of life, this could work quite well for me, but it’s not quite what I need right now.
I did enjoy reading this book. It does a wonderful job of showing how there are many areas of your life that are important, and why we need to make it a point to spend time on all of those areas. Our lives need to be more than our jobs! While the half hour principle isn’t a perfect fit for me, I still got a lot out of The Power of a Half Hour. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with their schedule. It would also be a great book for teens to read!
Please Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.