Another book of information on dealing with too much information? This one is different. I knew I'd like it when I read Christianity Today International vice president Kevin Miller's opening words, "You don't have to finish this book."
For making sense of the overwhelming amount of information that bombards us, this book is a good place to start. A well-organized table of contents allows readers to target the particular area of information overload they are experiencing. Miller offers systematic ideas for dealing with a variety of types of information overload.
One section deals with e-mail, voicemail, finding information online, and filing and storing information. It is worth the price of the book. Other sections target more subtle but profound problems, including the underlying need for approval that may keep us overwhelmed. The book includes a section for church leaders on information stresses peculiar to ministry.
Those drowning in an information deluge will find that this refreshing, humorous book is chock-full of practical ideas to stay afloat.
Cindy Crosby is the author of By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer (Paraclete, 2003).
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Kevin A. Miller is also a columnist for our sister publication, Leadership.1
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Clearing the Clutter
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