Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions by Arthur Boers

Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

byArthur Boers

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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In today's high-speed culture, there's a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we value most. We feel fragmented, overwhelmed by busyness and the tyranny of gadgets.

Veteran pastor and teacher Arthur Boers offers a critical look at the isolating effects of modern life that have eroded the centralizing, focusing activities that people used to do together. He suggests ways to make our lives healthier and more rewarding by presenting specific individual and communal practices that help us focus on what really matters. These practices--such as shared meals, gardening, hospitality, walking, prayer, and reading aloud--bring our lives into focus and build community. The book includes questions for discernment and application and a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson.

About The Author

Arthur Boers (DMin, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor and R. J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. He served as a pastor for sixteen years and is the award-winning author of numerous articles and six books, including The Way Is Made by Walking and The Rhythm of God's...

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Title:Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of DistractionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Baker Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1587433141

ISBN - 13:9781587433146

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson
Introduction
Part 1: Focus Matters
1. Stumbling into Focus
2. Awe and Inspiration
3. Focal Connectedness
4. Focal Centering and Orienting Power
Part 2: Losing Our Focus
5. Going on the ALERT
6. Attenuated Attention and Systemic Distraction
7. Eliminating Limits and Endangering Taboos
8. Eroding Engagement
9. Remote Relationships
10. Taxed Time
11. Sundering Space
Part 3: Finding Our Focus
12. Finding and Funding Focal Fundamentals
Conclusion