Book Review: “Who put my life on fast forward?”

This book is a few years old but worth the read. If you find yourself running in the rat race of life and wondering if you are making any impact at all in life, you need to read this book. This is my 3rd Phil Callaway book this month and I am doing better because of his words of wisdom. I love the humor but I love the message that is in all of his books. Slow down long enough to experience the life that God has blessed you with. This one comes at a time when I am making changes to the way and pace that I am running the race. I’m not going to slow down on following Christ but I am slowing down on trying to please the world. This book is worth your time and money, and if you live out its message, it may just be the best investment you will ever make.

Ronnie

Enjoy a few awesome quotes form the book.

To be unavailable to friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset, to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life. -WAYNE MULLER

There is more to life than merely increasing its speed. -GANDHI 1 Going Underground We must show a new generation of nervous, almost frantic [people] that…speed and noise are evidences of weakness, not strength. -A.W. TozER (1897-1963)

We are missing the quiet reflection that gives birth to wisdom. The laughter born of deep friendships. The joy of simplicity.

The ancient rabbis taught that on the six days of creation God created the universe, but on the seventh day He created something else menuha, or tranquillity, serenity, and peace. If God could afford to rest in creating the universe, certainly we could stand to do a little resting ourselves.
As surely as a car will not run on sugar, the human soul was not meant to thrive on stuff. We were made for more than this.
A team quizzed 1400 people aged 18 to 60 on their attitude toward possessions and levels of satisfaction with life. “The more materialistic people were, the more depressed they tended to be,” observed Dr. Saunders. “In our society, the criterion tends to be what you own. The problem is that if you feel that your sense of worth or value is tied up in what you own, then the things you own are not likely to hold their value for very long. In our market-driven society, things are very often yesterday’s fashions or not worth what they were. If you determine your personal worth from possessions-things that are outside yourself then you are setting yourself up for a very big fall.”

Author: Ronnie Collins

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