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We’re used to reading the gospels for their theology and their ethics, but we often forget that the gospels are also biographies of Jesus Christ. And when you read the gospels as biographies, you can see glimpses of how the Author of time managed his time on earth.

Now, the gospels don’t show Jesus walking around with a to-do list or a calendar. But they do show him dealing with distractions at work, fighting for solitude, and seeking to be busy without being hurried. 

In other words, the gospel biographies show Jesus facing many of the same challenges we face today as we seek to steward our limited time. And because he was infallible God, we can assume that Jesus managed his time perfectly, providing us with the ideal model to follow.

In my new book, Redeeming Your Time, I’ll show you 7 timeless time management principles from the life of Christ and 31 hyper-practical practices to help you live out those principles today, ensuring that we can all walk like Jesus walked in our modern context.

And here’s the kicker: If you pre-order Redeeming Your Time today, you can also enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus walked!

Now, I know many of us are not comfortable traveling internationally right now. That’s why I’m giving the winner of this sweepstakes three years to book their trip to Jerusalem! Still not comfortable traveling to the Holy Land? No worries. If you win, you can choose to receive the equivalent cash value of the trip instead.

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Early Reviews

Here’s what early readers of Redeeming Your Time had to say about the book.

Pre-order Redeeming Your Time and enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!

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What Makes This Book Unique?

There are more than 60,000 time management books on Amazon. So what makes Redeeming Your Time different? 3 things.

#1: It is centered on “grace-based productivity.”

Nearly every time management expert says that the path to peace and productivity is found in implementing their system. This is what we might call “works-based productivity,” which claims that if you do exercises X, Y, or Z, then you will find peace. My book begins with the opposite premise in what I call “grace-based productivity,” which says that through Jesus Christ, we already have peace, and we do time management exercises X, Y, or Z as a response of worship.

#2: It accounts for how the Author of time managed his time.

Jesus was the most productive person who ever lived, and yet, I’ve never read a time management book that accounts for how he spent his time on earth. That’s insane! We’d be foolish not to study his lifestyle and the habits that led him to be so purposeful, present, and productive. You might not think the gospels have much to say about how Jesus managed his time, but trust me, they do. Quite a lot in fact. While Jesus’s context in the first century was quite different from ours, the principles of how he stewarded his time are timeless. In Redeeming Your Time, I will introduce you to 7 of those principles each mapped to 31 hyper-practical practices to help you live out those principles in the 21st Century.

#3: It connects the previously disconnected pieces of the time management puzzle.

Prior to writing this book, when people would ask me for advice on how to best manage their time, I would recommend nearly a dozen different books for them to read. Of course, that’s the last thing someone wants to hear. So why would I recommend so many books? Because while each of those titles dealt with a critical piece of the time management puzzle, no single one of them contained all the pieces and linked them together. My audacious goal with Redeeming Your Time was to zero in on the practices from those books that have worked for me and connect them together into a cohesive whole.

For the past year, I have been walking readers through advance copies of Redeeming Your Time, and I have consistently seen the Lord use this book to transform lives. This book can help you go from: 

  • Work consistently intruding on time with family and friends → Being fully present at work and at home
  • Feeling unsure if you’re focused on the “right things” at work → Being totally comfortable with what you are and are not doing at any given moment
  • Your day being constantly hijacked by bosses, customers, and co-workers → Feeling more in control of your calendar so you can get “real work” done every day
  • Feeling hurried → Being wildly productive without being hurried
  • Feeling overwhelmed with non-stop emails and text messages → Confining distracting messages to a time and place of your own choosing

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Why Trust Me With Your Time?

There’s no such thing as a PhD in time management. So how can you decide which alleged “guru” to trust? You have to rely on the perspective and productivity of your potential guide.

My perspective on time management is shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ. There’s a big difference between a book that is “biblically based” and a book that is “gospel centric.” I believe this book is the latter. As I say in the book, “the gospel is our ultimate source of both ambition and rest,” and that truth has tremendous applications for how we redeem our time.

But my perspective isn’t enough reason for you to trust me. If I were you, I’d also want to know how productive I am personally as I practice what I’m going to preach throughout this book. Here’s a quick summary of some of the things God has done through me over the past five years: 

  • Built two businesses that have created more than 100 jobs
  • Signed 7 book deals
  • Helped millions of Christians in every country connect the gospel to their work
  • Lost 50 pounds (and kept it off)
  • Raised 3 daughters (although, since their current ages are 7, 5, and 1, “raised” might be a generous term—more like “kept 3 daughters alive”)
  • Seen my two eldest accept Jesus as their Savior
  • Grew a thriving marriage with my bride

But let me make one thing crystal clear: I am not the hero in this story. God is. Deuteronomy 8:18 reminds us that it is “[God] who gives you the ability to produce wealth” and results. Over the years, God has graciously given me a wealth of knowledge and experience in stewarding my time well. Now, I want to help you do the same. I want to help you redeem your time.

Pre-order Redeeming Your Time and enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!

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About the Trip

Redeeming Your Time is all about helping you and I practice 7 timeless time management principles from the life of Christ so that we can walk like Jesus walked. If you pre-order a copy of the book today (and are a U.S. or D.C. resident), you can also enter to win an 8-day trip for two to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus walked!

What Will You See?

You’ll visit the place of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem, the site of his crucifixion, and the Garden Tomb that he broke through on that first Easter Sunday. You’ll see where Jesus turned water into wine, stand on the Mount of Beatitudes, and walk through the Garden of Gethsemane. You’ll cruise on the same Sea of Galilee that Jesus sailed with his disciples, stand where David slayed Goliath, see the Dead Sea Scrolls and so much more. For a detailed, daily itinerary of the trip, click here.

What’s Included?

  • An 8-day guided tour of the Holy Land led by Globus, one of the world’s largest, oldest, and most reputable tour companies
  • All accommodations at excellent hotels in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem, each of which have 4 or more stars on TripAdvisor
  • Most of your food during the tour (the tour company provides 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners, and the freedom for you to choose your own dining options for the remaining meals)
  • A $1,500 air voucher which will cover the vast majority of the cost of getting you and the guest of your choice to Tel Aviv where the tour begins

What About the Pandemic?

I know many of us are not comfortable traveling internationally right now. That’s why I’m giving the winner of this sweepstakes three years to book their trip to Jerusalem! Still not comfortable traveling to the Holy Land? No worries. If you win, you can choose to receive the equivalent cash value of the trip instead.

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Pre-order Redeeming Your Time and enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!

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Pre-Order and Enter to Win

Pre-order Redeeming Your Time today and enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)! Entering to win is simple:

Step 1: Pre-order your book(s)

I’ll give you 1 entry into the sweepstakes for every copy you pre-order (max 3 entries). Pre-order your copies of Redeeming Your Time from your favorite retailer.

Step 2: Enter the sweepstakes

By filling out the form below

Questions & Answers

Fair question! I realize this pre-order offer seems too good to be true. But yes, it is 100% legit. I am personally paying for one reader (and the friend of your choice) to go on this amazing trip! I did a similar giveaway with my previous books, Master of One and Called to Create. Here’s a picture to prove we delivered the goods (and then some) for the winner of the Called to Create sweepstakes! Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced us to reschedule the winner’s trip for Master of One—something my team and I have been more than happy to do!

Yes! But don’t take my word for it. Hear what these readers of the advance copy who are senior in their careers had to say about the book:

  • “Mixing the theological and the tactical, Jordan Raynor offers a deeply original and practical take on time management, busyness, and the human urge toward living meaningfully.” —Cal Newport (New York Times best-selling author of Deep Work)
  • “This book is not just for those who are out of control. It’s for anyone who wants to up their game. It was fantastic.” — Sharon J. (Professor of Business at East Carolina University)
  • “I have read countless books on time management, and yet none have left me transformed the way Jordan’s God-given insight in Redeeming Your Time has. Within just 5 minutes of reading I found myself with both paradigm-shifting concepts and practical takeaways that I could instantly begin applying to my life. Highly recommended.” — Bob L. (Financial Coach)
  • “I was skeptical about reading another time management book. Among everyone I know, I’m as organized and efficient as any of them, so I wasn’t sure I would get much out of Redeeming Your Time. I was wrong. This book reminded me that there is always room for improvement. I also love the connection to the life of Jesus. I have already put some of the advice into practice.” — Jeremy S. (Graphic Designer)
  • “Though I didn’t think I needed Redeeming Your Time, I’m finding much, much application for my life! — Marilyn F. (Serial Entrepreneur)

Absolutely! But don’t take my word for it. Hear what readers of the advance copy in some diverse vocations had to say about the book: 

  • “This book isn’t just a book, it’s a workbook, a training manual, a lifesaver.” — Judy A. (Semi-Retired Sales Executive)
  • “This book is so packed with value, it feels like a master class.” — Greg K. (Senior Manager, Asset Management/Sustainability at Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • “Redeeming Your Time offers a fresh, practical, spiritual approach to time management. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get busy combing through your schedule, this book is a true ‘how-to’ book!” — Jeni E. (Voice Teacher)
  • “This book is a practical field guide for living a life oriented to God’s plan.” — Sharon J. (Professor at East Carolina University)
  • “Redeeming Your Time is a necessary read for this generation and anyone who wants to use the most precious commodity we have.” — Hanna S. (Interior Designer)

Redeeming Your Time shares 7 time management principles of the most purposeful, present, and productive person who has ever walked the earth: Jesus Christ. Those 7 principles are:

  • Start With the Word: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must first know the Author of time, his purposes for the world, and what he has called us to do with the time he has given us.
  • Let Your Yes Be Yes: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must ensure that our “yes” is “yes” from the smallest to the biggest commitments we make.
  • Dissent from the Kingdom of Noise: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must fight to block out noise and create room for silence, stillness, and reflection. 
  • Prioritize Your Yeses: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must decide what matters most and allow those choices to prioritize our commitments.
  • Accept Your Unipresence: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must accept our unipresence and focus on one important thing at a time.
  • Embrace Productive Rest: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must embrace the God-designed rhythms of rest which are counterintuitively productive for our goals and our souls.
  • Eliminate All Hurry: To redeem our time in the model of our Redeemer, we must embrace productive busyness while ruthlessly eliminating hurry from our lives.

But I’m not just sharing principles in this book. I am also sharing more than 30 hyper-practical practices to help you live out those principles today. Here’s a full Table of Contents for the book:

  • Chapter 1: Start With the Word
    • Practice 1: Spend Time with the Author of Time
    • Practice 2: Pray What You Know
  • Chapter 2: Let Your Yes Be Yes
    • Practice 1: Choose a Workflow
    • Practice 2: Commit to a Single Commitment Tracking System (CTS)
    • Practice 3: Collect Your Open Loops
    • Practice 4: Define Your Work
    • Practice 5: Maintain Your CTS
  • Chapter 3: Dissent from the Kingdom of Noise
    • Practice 1: Let Your Friends Curate Information For You
    • Practice 2: Stop Swimming in Infinity Pools
    • Practice 3: Choose Filtered Content
    • Practice 4: Renounce or Attain Independence from Social Media
    • Practice 5: Parent Your Phone
    • Practice 6: Get Comfortable with the Crevices in Your Day
    • Practice 7: Take a Walk
    • Practice 8: Write to Think
    • Practice 9: Put the Quiet Back in Quiet Time
  • Chapter 4: Prioritize Your Yeses
    • Practice 1: Accept Your Mission
    • Practice 2: Choose Your Callings
    • Practice 3: Set Epic Long-Term Goals
    • Practice 4: Draft Quarterly Goals
    • Practice 5: Refine Your Projects and Actions Lists
    • Practice 6: Lock Posteriorities in the Basement
  • Chapter 5: Accept Your Unipresence
    • Practice 1: Take Control of When You Check Messages
    • Practice 2: Eliminate External Distractions
    • Practice 3: Schedule Deep Work Appointments with Yourself
    • Practice 4: Create Space for the Shallows and Serendipity
  • Chapter 6: Embrace Productive Rest
    • Practice 1: Break Well Every Other Hour
    • Practice 2: Create an Eight Hour “Sleep Opportunity” Every Night
    • Practice 3: Cease and Feast Once a Week
  • Chapter 7: Eliminate All Hurry
    • Practice 1: Build a Time Budget Template
    • Practice 2: Adjust Your Time Budget in a Daily Review
    • Practice 3: Protect Your Time Budget with a Unique Approach to “No”

Absolutely! Each copy of the book (hardcover, eBook, OR audiobook) counts. So, to get the maximum of 3 chances to win the trip, you could pre-order 1 hardcover, 1 eBook, and 1 audiobook. Or you could pre-order 3 hardcover copies. Or 2 hardcover and 1 eBook! You get the idea.

If you order Redeeming Your Time in multiple formats (for example, 2 hardcover copies and 1 audiobook), you may have multiple order numbers. Please submit the form one time for each order number. We will combine your submissions before we draw a winner to ensure you earn the maximum chances to win the sweepstakes!

As mentioned above, I know many of us are not comfortable traveling internationally right now. That’s why I’m giving the winner of the Redeeming Your Time sweepstakes three years to book their trip to the Holy Land! But if you’re still not comfortable traveling to Jerusalem, no worries. If you win, you can choose to receive the equivalent cash value of the trip ($4,750) instead.

That is largely up to you! If you are selected as the winner of the sweepstakes, my team will put you in touch with our partner travel agency and they will help you find the best dates for your trip to the Holy Land. And remember, I am giving you a three-year window to book this trip when you are most comfortable traveling overseas.

Yes! If you are selected as the winner of the sweepstakes, my team will put you in touch with our partner travel agency. They can help you add on to this trip at your own expense.

Unfortunately, no. Because sweepstakes laws vary widely from country to country, our lawyers have recommended that we limit eligibility to U.S. residents. If you’re curious to read more details on eligibility, click here.

Still have questions? Shoot us an email here and we will get back to you!

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