Reading Journey 3: The Boys by Katie Hafner

Hello, fellow bookworm! Today I'm going to share with you updates on the book that I am reading, The Boys by Katie Hafner.  It's about an introverted man Ethan who fell in love with Barb, an extroverted woman. They thought that they complemented each other but it turns out their differences drove them apart.  In the beginning, Ethan left the most impression on me because of his introvertedness to which I could relate. His sad childhood made me identify with him more. When he met Barb, it's so nice seeing he's opening up to new experiences. Barb was his total opposite. She loved to explore the world.  They got married, went to an amazing escapade in Italy, but when they fostered twin boys, their relationship became wobbly. It was aggravated by the pandemic when people globally literally stayed and worked from home. This part made the story realistic as I also experienced staying at home, social distancing, and the wearing of the mask and plastic face shield.  The strain

A Book Review: Redeeming Your Time


Redeeming Your Time, a Christian nonfiction book, is the most meaningful time management book I've read so far. It contains the best parts of books I have read- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey,  The Time of Your Life by Tony Robbins, and Get Things Done by David Allen, Deep Work by Cal Newport,  and Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday. What is more, Jordan Raynor, highlights one perspective that is not tackled in other books, the spiritual aspect of time management. Raynor aims to "create a unique balance between the theological, the theoretical, and the tactical."

Jordan Raynor has been giving support to Christians through his podcast, devotionals, and books. He is the national bestselling author of Called to Create and Master of One.

❤️ The Things I Love❤️ 

❤️  It zeroes in our ultimate purpose in life which is to glorify our Creator, the Author of time,  in everything we do, no matter how simple or complicated it is. One way to do this is to produce quality work all the time.

❤️  I appreciate what Raynor said about our freedom to choose the callings that can fulfill our ultimate purpose. In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Rapid Planning Method, these callings are called the roles we play at work and home. Raynor's three primary callings are being a husband, a father, and an entrepreneur.

Following the 5 Floors of Priority, the book teaches the next steps to do after identifying your roles and your long-term goals for each role. This is the fun part because you get to write the dreams you wish to fulfill in every area of your life and these dreams are turned into projects and actions lists which are parts of the Commitment Tracking System created by Raynor. When you get the hang of it, you will turn your dreams into reality by using the system.   As Tony Robbins said, “If you talk about it, it's a dream, if you envision it, it's possible, but if you schedule it, it's real.”

❤️ As reinforcements to practicing Redeeming Your Time, additional resources such as free videos, downloads, and links are provided on Raynor's website.

I think this book is perfect for people who want to fulfill their purpose in life with stress-free productivity.

Thank you, Jordan Raynor, NetGalley, and WaterBrook for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Discussion Questions

  1. What comes to your mind after reading the title of the book?

  2. Did the author achieve his goal to balance theology, theory, and tactics?

  3. Which of the seven principles do you like the most? Why?

  4. What is the most important advice you got from the book?

  5. What is the ultimate purpose of our existence? Explain further. 

  6. What are your roles in life? What is your dream for each role?

  7. Is the Commitment Tracking System doable? Why or why not?

  8. Would you recommend this book to others? Explain. 

  9. Are the bonus resources helpful? 

  10. What questions would you ask the author?

Further Information

Title: Redeeming Your Time

Author: Jordan Raynor

Genre: Christian Literature

Publisher ‏ : ‎ WaterBrook (October 19, 2021)

Publication Date: October 19, 2021

Print length: 256 pages

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08TGFF8K9