You might call the book “Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives (Revised)” a sort of prescription, straight from the desk of author Richard A. Swenson, MD.
Overload, writes Swenson, is not having time to finish the book you are reading on stress. Margin, as Swenson explains, is having time to read it twice.
Overload is fatigue. Margin is energy.
Overload is red ink. Margin is black ink.
Overload is hurry. Margin is calm.
Overload is anxiety. Margin is security.
Overload is the disease of our time. Margin is the cure.
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. In “Margin,” Swenson provides a prescription against the danger of overloaded lives.
Focusing on margin in four key areas–emotional energy, physical energy, time, and finances–he offers an overall picture of health that employs contentment, simplicity, balance, and rest. If you yearn for relief from the pain and pressure of overload, take a lifelong dose of Margin. The benefits of good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purposes will follow you all your days.
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Subject: Christian Living