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We live in a world of distractions. We are busy talking on our cellphones or, even worse, texting while we try to drive. Distractions are so prevalent that there are even laws against “distracted” driving. Pastor Sherman Burkhead discusses the diverse types of distractions that draw even Christians away from focusing on their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Sherman titled his book Distracted, which explains the way people live their lives today. He sums the book up with this insightful statement: “We can be distracted by our phones, fears, misguided thinking, and idols and miss the huge, amazing adventure God has invited us into—the adventure of seeing, knowing, following, and serving Him.” To have a full and meaningful life, Christians need to learn to focus on Christ.
In Distracted, Pastor Sherman Burkhead shares in an easy-to-read and orderly manner how a Christian can learn to stop the distractions of life and focus on their relationship with the Master. Sherman starts his book by explaining the several types of time thieves that distract most of us daily. He clearly explains that he is not trying to be legalistic because we are not saved by rule-keeping, but he is trying to encourage us to keep a watch on things that might draw us away from the Savior. For the rest of the book, Sherman spends his time exposing things that distract us and how to overcome them and to keep our eyes on Jesus. Each chapter involves a section of teaching, then a workbook section with questions, ideas for journaling, and an action plan to put into action what was learned in the chapter. Burkhead's work helps readers in "Finding God in a Chaotic World."