What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
Author: Matt Perman
Read a Sample (Foreword by John Piper, Introduction)
Unique to any other book about increasing personal productivity, What’s Best Next is a God-centered, gospel-oriented perspective that addresses the proper motivation to drive your productivity—serving others, to the glory of God. See how the work you do each day relate to God’s purposes, and learn practical strategies and tools for improving productivity in every area of your life.
What’s Best Next will help you understand:
“This book is simply extraordinary…. I doubt there is a person on the planet who knows both theological issues and time management literature to the depth and extent Matt Perman does.”
“…a Christian companion to Getting Thing Done.”
“In this amazing volume, Matt Perman offers a wealth of practical, real-world productivity solutions, all framed within the context of the Gospel. He provides the know-how and the know-Who we need to be faithful stewards over the gifts we have been given.”
“A refreshing, lively, remarkably insightful, deeply God-centered approach to productivity. I kept taking notes about ideas that I wanted to implement in my own life. Everyone from any walk of life who reads this book will be helped and encouraged by it.”
“Love your neighbor at work! That’s the ultimate message of Matt’s book What’s Best Next. He shows you not only why you need to do this, but also how. Without getting lost in the details, Matt gives a comprehensive framework for identifying the most important things in your work and life and then putting them first. No matter who you are or what your work is, this is a reliable, exciting, and encouraging guidebook on making things happen and getting things done, from a God-centered perspective.”
“As Christians, we are called by God to work with all our heart, because our work is–or should be–directly for the Lord. But beyond platitudes no one has really approached being productive at working, until now. Matt Perman approaches the task not only from his personal experience, but from a Christian worldview. Follow his model to align what you do with God’s purpose in your life–and in particular in your work.
“I have been learning from Matt Perman for nearly twenty years, and I am eager for leaders around the world to benefit from his work the way that I have. To my knowledge, there is no one writing today who has thought more deeply about the relationship between the gospel and productivity. You will find in these pages a unique and remarkable combination of theological insight, biblical instruction, and practical counsel that would change the world if put into practice. I could not recommend it more highly.”
“The question isn’t ‘What do I want to do for God?’ but ‘What does God want me to do?’ For a believer, productivity is more than a set of skills. It requires a mindset and worldview. In this book, Matt Perman provides the framework for getting more done and making a bigger difference in your work.”
“Those of us in management, leadership, ministry, and other kinds of ‘knowledge work’ often feel overwhelmed with all of the tasks, responsibilities, and relationships that demand our time and attention. This book gives practical, specific guidelines for becoming better organized, more effective, and more productive. But what makes this book stand out is the way Matt Perman integrates all of this down-to-earth advice with the doctrine of vocation–how the Gospel of Christ bears fruit in love and service to God and our neighbors in every facet of life–a truth that animates every page.
“This book has been on Matt’s heart and mind for a long time. It’s the fruit of experience as well as insight drawn from Scripture and common sense–without doing injustice to either. There is a lot of wisdom here and I look forward to making use of it in daily life.”
“Plain and simple: learning to effectively manage your time and tasks is one of the most practical and tangible ways you can love your neighbors, coworkers, family members, and the world at large. There is no one who has articulated this better than Matt Perman in this unique book. It has changed the way I think and work, and I commend it to anyone who strives to love their neighbor as themselves.”
“What’s Best Next is both practical and inspiring as it addresses both the “why” and “how to” aspects of productivity. The result is an engaging, motivating, and exciting vision for your work and the things you do every day right along with helpful, clear, and practical instruction on how to become more effective with less stress. Want to be more productive for the glory of God? Read What’s Best Next.”