John Eldredge released “Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad” in February. Then the world went madder.
The only real advice that went out of date by March were the steps to unplug from technology overload. Toning it down is smart, but technology has proven its value during the pandemic.
Otherwise, Eldredge encourages:
- Inserting multiple One-Minute (or longer) Pauses in our day.
- Turning everyone and everything over to God through benevolent detachment.
- Being kind to yourself.
- Enjoying the beauty of nature often.
Eldredge is an outdoorsman who lived in Colorado with acreage, mountains and horses. His ways of seeking Christian mindfulness reflect that.
Overall, the book on Christian mindfulness practices is a gentle read. It has a 5-star review from nearly 300 people on Amazon and a 4.6-star review from 380 people on GoodReads. Eldredge also created an app, One Minute Pause, for the exercises in the book.
The book encouraged me to use benevolent detachment multiple times a day, particularly as a new opening to my nightly examen practice.