I finished Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic by Anne Jackson tonight, a helpful book as I continue to reflect on what it means to slow and to rest more often.  In one sense the book doesn’t say anything that most other books on rest and sabbath haven’t already said, but it’s structured in a very helpful manner: a discussion on the topic of burnout; a section examining some of the risk factors and symptoms; followed by five principles to be better balanced.  I especially like the last section, highlighting the need for a holistic approach – not just a clock watching approach.

If you’re in ministry check this book out, you won’t learn lots of new things, but it’ll make you think.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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