Rest – why you get more done when you work less Richard Bromley Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a futurist and consultant from Silicon Valley, which always give the impression of being one of those manic 24/7 crazy places. His book Rest is relevant to us as ministers. He calls on many examples, he delves into recent scientific research, but his basic conclusion is that we are better at what we do when we take rest. When we exercise, when we sleep, when we give ourselves varied patterns and actually this head down and run at it approach that so many of us find ourselves in is destructive as far as creativity, spiritual life obviously, but also productivity. As I read the book it resonated so much with my experience as I try to produce quality talks, resources or writing and so I recommend it to you. Yes, you will have read some of this stuff before, yes it uses examples of that aren’t quite related to us, but it seems to me I grow and improve in these areas by repeatedly hearing things and applying the bits that are relevant for now in my life. Give it a try!