Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Book Review: What's Best Next by Matt Perman

I want to commend to you Matt Perman’s new book, What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
  
WBN is a really helpful look at how to get your life organized so that you end up doing what matters most. Perman has culled the best from classics like, First Things First and Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity and other productivity thinkers. But, as helpful as resources like this are, they lack the one thing that matters most to Christians – Jesus! Perman corrects this and not in your typical “slap the word ‘Gospel’ on it” way. He takes a rather Biblical-theological approach to both time and the purpose of our existence and shows you how to funnel this into your daily planner.

The chapters are well laid out and the progression of thought is easy to follow. A lot of readers will likely find themselves ignoring some of the minutae on lesser matters, but jumping in with both feet when it comes to the big ideas.

It is amazing how much you can get done in life when you learn a few of these big ideas and start to implement them in ways that actually work. It may sound counter-intuitive to read a book like this on your vacation, but I loved it during my week away. Buy a copy and get our your notepad. You will not be disappointed.