Productivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward.
In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?
When we take God’s purposes into account, we see that the way to be productive is to put others first—to make the welfare of others our motive and criteria in determining what to do (what’s best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work.
What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you understand:
- Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa
- How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works
- How to delegate to people in a way that empowers them
- How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking
- How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day
- How your daily work connects to God’s global purposes
What’s Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your productivity.
- Foreword by John Piper
- Table of contents
- Foreword, preface, introduction, and first chapter (PDF)
- Cover and flap copy (PDF)
“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.”
—John Piper, founder and teacher, desiringGod.org; author, Don’t Waste Your Life
“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.”
—Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author of Platform; MichaelHyatt.com
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Here’s what a few readers had to say about the book:
“This book has such fruit-bearing potential I wish I’d started a blog years ago for the sole purpose of recommending it today. If you struggle to manage the number of things on your plate and want to serve people more effectively with the time that you have, you need to embrace and apply the principles in this book.”
“Wow! This book is amazing! I have been reading a lot of leadership/ productivity books this past year and this one was by far the most useful and gospel centered.”
“The table of contents made me want to stay up all night.”
“This is a timely, biblically grounded, disciple-equipping book that excels above the secular field that has dominated much of the business practice and personal development market.”
For some related resources to the book, see “A Theology of Workflow,” my interview with Christianity Today, and “Monday Morning Motivation,” my video interview with Collin Hansen of the Gospel Coalition on the book and the doctrine of vocation:
Reviews & Interviews
Links to all the reviews on the book and interviews I did.
Take your church, ministry, business, or non-profit through the book! WTS Bookstore is often the best place to buy in bulk.
Spread the Word
Here are some things you can do to help spread the word:
- Post about the book on Twitter and link to the Amazon page.
- Post about the book on Facebook and link to the Amazon page.
- Write a review at Amazon.
- Write a review on your blog.
For readers of the book (or anyone else), you can also check out the Online Toolkit.
For media inquiries, contact Karen Campbell at 616-309-4390 or karen[at]karencampbellmedia.com
Here’s the toolkit I mention in the book.