Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity – Student Edition, by Tim Challies
Don’t try to do it all. Do more good. Better…in this brand new edition for students.
This is a short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity. If you are a student, it will tell you what you need to know about getting things done in today’s digital world. It will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God.
In Do More Better — Student Edition, you will learn:
- Common obstacles to productivity
- The great purpose behind productivity
- 3 essential tools for getting things done
- The power of daily and weekly routines
- How to balance, school, family, church, and the rest of life
- And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and embracing the inevitable messiness of productivity
It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress.
You can do more better.
And I would love to help you get there.
Tim Challies is a Christian, a husband to Aileen, and a father to three teenage children. He is a co-founder of Cruciform Press, and has written several books including The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment and Sexual Detox. He worships and serves as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario and writes daily at www.challies.com.
Sample Language from Reviews of the Original Edition
Nick McDonald: “I read this book two weeks ago, and it’s already changed my life. … This isn’t a book I read. It’s a book I DID.”
Darryl Dash: “Do More Better, though, is the shortest, clearest, and most practical guide to productivity I’ve read. I’ll be implementing its advice, and I encourage you to read and apply it too.”
Gloria Furman: “No doubt, the great claim in the first pages that this book will change your life, is spot on.”
David Steele: “his work is God-centered, practical, and offers users immediate help that is sure to boost personal productivity. I commend this excellent work and trust that God will use it to encourage many people!”
Eric Davis: “Anyone can tell you what they’re doing that works. It’s quite another thing to shepherd someone through change. I think this book does a fine job of that.”
“Do More Better truly stands alone in a sea of books about productivity”
—Dr. David Steele
Aaron Lee –
As a youth Sunday School teacher, I’ve heard many students say that this has been a challenging season. The Coronavirus and campus closures have made school and studying an impossible task. In Do More Better, Tim Challies provides a practical guide to productivity.
A Call to Action and to Character
In just over 100 pages, Challies shares his work system and shows how you can create your own. First, he lays out a theological foundation for why we need to know our purpose and how we need to answer the two-fold call to action and to character.
The middle of the book is intensely practical as he introduces us to his workflow using Todoist, Google Calendar, and Evernote. He details his steps and gives real-life examples. He allows you to see how you can apply these tools to your own life.
On Mission and Doing Good
The book does a great job of explaining what it means to live and be on mission. It also offers a plan to combat laziness and busyness. We must learn to expect interruptions, and be warned about the dangers of the fear of man, pride, and idolatry. Expect failure, but remember to pray. 20 tips to increase our productivity are offered as a bonus section at the end of the book.
With the Fall season approaching, I want to make sure that my students are ready for the challenges ahead. More than just school and studying, I hope they can be productive people for the Kingdom of God. This book is a tool they can take with them as they grow and work for His glory and the good of others.
I received a media copy of Do More Better (Student Edition) and this is my honest review.