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Coming Soon: “Dispatches from the Front” Book!

On May 31st, a new book will be hitting the shelves. Executive Director of Frontline Missions International, Tim Keesee, brings us Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult PlacesThis book is a must-read for all believers interested in missions. But beware, if you pick up this book: not only will you not want to put it down, you may also be encouraged to pick up the cross and follow Christ on a whole new level of Kingdom work.

If you’ve seen any of the Dispatches from the Front DVD series, you’ll recognize Tim’s journalistic style and hear his voice as you read his encounters of God’s Kingdom Advance, growing and expanding all over the globe, especially in the difficult places–places considered “closed” to most people, but not closed to our great God.

I was honored and thrilled to be part of the early proofreaders, and am so excited to share this book with you. I am privileged to not only know Tim as my boss, but also as my friend. He’s a gifted writer and a faithful, humble servant of our heavenly Father, who counts the costs and takes risks in order to share the Good News, wherever he goes.

You’ll feel like you’re riding on the train with Tim, as he journeys across Siberia and China, India and Egypt; you’ll drink coffee and tea with him in South Asia, Turkey and Ethiopia; then you’ll grab your boots and head with him through Cambodia, the Balkans, Pakistan, and to the “uttermost parts of the earth” (and, yes, there are maps included). You’ll cry with tears of grief, as cross-bearers give up their very lives for the sake of His name; and you’ll cry with joy, as former haters of the Gospel embrace Jesus as their personal Savior!

The stories take place over twenty years and multiple trips to a myriad of countries and regions and people groups. Tim’s writing is not just story-telling, but an act of worship, as he recounts not what he has done or where he has gone, but what God has done and revealed of His great glory all over the world.

But don’t take my word for it. Grab a cup of coffee (and maybe some tissues), and download a PDF excerpt of Dispatches from the Front. Then on May 31st, download the full e-book or pick up a copy at Crossway.org, and continue reading of our great God and His glorious Gospel!

Free eBook from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits announced his newest book today. I’ve been following this blog for some time now and have not been disappointed. Download a free PDF of this 27 chapter book on simplifying your life here. There’s also a full digital copy with extra features available for $35 (which happens to be satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back). Check out the release post here.

table of contents

i. step back

  1. introduction
  2. the age of distraction
  3. the importance of finding focus
  4. the beauty of disconnection
  5. focus rituals

ii. clear distractions

  1. limiting the stream
  2. you don’t need to respond
  3. let go of the need to stay updated
  4. how not to live in your inbox
  5. the value of distraction
  6. why letting go of these distractions is difficult
  7. tools for beating distraction

iii. simplify

  1. creating an uncluttered environment
  2. slowing down
  3. going with the flow
  4. effortless action
  5. 3 strategies for prioritizing tasks
  6. letting go of goals
  7. finding simplicity

iv. focus

  1. a simple system for getting amazing things done
  2. single-tasking and productivity
  3. the power of a smaller work focus
  4. focused reading and research
  5. walking, disconnection, & focus
  6. creativity and practicing deep focus (available in full version)
  7. finding stillness and reflection (available in full version)

v. others

  1. finding focus, for parents
  2. the problem of others
  3. managers transforming office culture
  4. how to start changes on a broader level (available in full version)