Margin

Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Narrated by: Claton Butcher
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits.

Today we use margin just to get by. This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God's purpose.

©2016 Tyndale House (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Margin is what we all need!!!!

The book is truly wonderful and very encouraging. The speaker has a wonderful sound and does not take away from the enjoyment of the book. Would highly recommend this one!!!!

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A good perspective on balance

This is written from a Christian perspective. It encourages balance, love and rest. It’s not a “ preachy” book. It encourages the weary to find grace and rest.

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A real wake up up call.

Dr. Swenson thoughtfully but directly addresses the word of modernity, as he sees them. Though you may already have a sense of the ideas he covers in this book, his approach creates a compelling case and call for change. Read this book!

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a christ centered book on a simpler life

a solid book that uses biblical evidence and Christ to sell the idea of having a simpler lifw

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wonderful thoughts

I loved this book and will be definitely listening to it again. It l makes you think about what are culture values and has made me consider what I personally value.

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great challenge

this month challenged me to examine what I feel my life with, what my values are, and what I should be doing as I spend my life here on earth.

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This book really helped me rearrange priorities

I was thankful to know my body was responding naturally in this busy culture we live in. My body wanted rest but society says keep going. This book reminds us how to bring piece to our souls again. I've already body additional copies for my family! I love this book.

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Weird first draft

This might have made a good book if someone had bothered to edit it.

The first five or so chapters shoot the horse dead and then beat it mercilessly for hours. It's shocking how much time the author spends belaboring the point about what they think is wrong with the world today.

Then the book switches gears into self help mode, seemingly almost afraid to mention the word God.

The most shocking thing of all to me is that by the end of the book the author has flipped to full on sermon mode. It's almost like three books written by three completely different people.

It's been a very long time since I was this confounded by a book. I mean no ill will towards the author but this book was in desperate need of better editing.

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so so 😔

I'm not sure how to review this book. The author makes a good case why people are over committed and over worked.

But I think I already knew that. Do I felt the first section of the book was a waste on me.

The last half could have been better written with more personal stories . It felt like a laundry list of items to fix the problem instead telling a story.

I'd recommend this book if you feel lost in your life or feel overwhelmed with your life.

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I agree with the authors message

Great concept however I thought the book lacked everyday practical tools and focused a lot on the reasoning and benefits of valuing “margins” which are an easy sell. Overall I think the authors message could have been summed up in an article vs a book.

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  • 10-04-18

A sermon peppered with some interesting points...

The book had some good points on carving out balance and margin in your life but the author often led with God and Jesus and it sometimes felt like I was being beaten with the religion stick while going through the chapters.

Worth a listen if you need more margin but I did find myself listening on a higher speed to get through the heavily religious parts.

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  • Toby Klynsmith
  • 05-01-20

A fine book

Provides you Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prescription & Cure all in one- a very fine book- excellent infact!

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  • Tovia V.
  • 01-25-19

Wasn't good...

The narrator was grating and first chapter text combined with the narrator was painful. very unfortunate.