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a gift to any busy minister
  Dr Tim Ling

Beyond Busyness is a practical and effective step towards connecting up the limitations of time with the demands and realities of ministry. It helps ministers to take positive steps in developing a time wisdom which will help them navigate the very considerable pressures that many currently face.

Beyond Busyness abounds with practical wisdom for those engaged in Christian Ministry. At a time when busyness, anxiety and stress characterise the lives of many of the Churchs ministers, Stephen Cherry has written a much-needed book. It very effectively challenges ministers to reflect on how they approach and use the gift of time. Each of the short 28 sessions offers considerable insight into the nature of time and encourages ministers to confront their current habits and develop new life-giving practices through which their ministry can thrive and they can flourish. Every minister should spend time not only reading Beyond Busyness but integrating its wisdom into their lives.
  DR JOCELYN BRYAN, Director of Postgraduate Studies, St Johns College, Durham University

Stephen Cherry is a Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral, Director of Ministerial Development and Parish Support in the Diocese of Durham, and author of Healing Agony and the Archbishop of Canterburys 2011 Lent Book, Barefoot Disciple.

Previously, Stephen was Chaplain of Kings College Cambridge for five years and Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough for twelve. His current post combines cathedral ministry with the leadership of the Diocesan Resource Team in Durham and he is also responsible for Continuing Ministerial Development.

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Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom for Ministry
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February 2nd, 2014
This book changed my perception of time. Before I read this book I saw time is just something I didn't have enough of - now I view time as a resource. I was so busy rushing from one thing to another, always telling people how many things I had to do. This book helped me understand what that kind of behaviour was communicating to those around me - what a wake up call! Even better - it gave me some top tips on how to adjust my life to cope with all life's demands.
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