“Encouraging, convicting, refreshing. Must read!”
Adam Ramsey writes with humor, humility, and honesty. He dives into our human limitations between time and place with the purpose of encouraging us in Biblical wisdom on how to be faithfully present in spite of these constraints.
Adam begins the book with laying a foundation of what time is - chronos and kairos - which both belong to Jesus, serving His purposes, just as He intends them to. (Pg 36)
I really appreciated Adam’s writing in chapter 3 where he distinguishes the seasons of life with the Spring of Childhood, the Summer of Adulthood, the Autumn of Midlife, and the Winter of Our Final Years. His descriptions of how the Christian life evolves in these seasons is both encouraging and convicting.
Chapter 7 was like a punch in the gut in the best possible way. Comparing both nostalgia and regret as unbiblical when they intrude into the present in a way that makes you think God is either holding out on you now, that your best life has past, or that He hasn’t fully forgiven you.
I liked the first part of the book re: time better than the second half re: space. Both were good, but I felt like he just nailed so many things in the first half. And perhaps it’s because of my current life-stage and struggles that it resonated with me more. Adam covered topics of time, seasons, various types of time such as waiting, resting, and changing, as well as places like earth, human body, relational spaces, and heaven. And he did so with the foundation of Scripture and a Biblical worldview that encouraged all of the things we do during our limited time and place to be held against the backdrop of the gospel. At times I was laughing, at times my eyes were filled with tears. This was a book that cut to my heart and renewed my soul, reminding me just how precious Jesus is, and encouraging me to be faithfully present.