I’ve always been fascinated by time management and making better use of my 24 hours in a day. Though I am a college student, I found When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley to be a quick and simple read for those seeking to balance out their family and professional lives.
Written in an easy-to-read format, Work and Family traces the scenarios of families that have neglected each other for the sake of a better career and a higher salary. As usual, these stories did not turn out well. However, Stanley suggests that those torn between work and home “cheat” in order to achieve balance. In order to not “cheat” those at home, the book sets down specific guidelines for achieving balance using the story of Daniel during his Babylonian captivity. Like Daniel, those seeking balance should boldly approach those in power, listen to rebuttals, and present a well-developed plan to those in authority. Learning to give one’s all at home is not easy, and requires careful planning and honesty on the part of an employee. Overall, if you are looking for a quick read regarding time management for the family life, Stanley’s book is for you.
PS – I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books program.