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Living Into Focus

Living Into Focus

Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

by Arthur Boers

"Arthur Boers has written an insightful, wise, and practical book for people who are feeling exhausted, bored, fragmented, or simply lost in a world of unending busyness and distraction."

—Norman Wirzba, Duke Divinity School

Living Into Focus: About the Book and Author

Living Into Focus: About the Book and Author

In his new book Living Into Focus, veteran pastor and teacher Arthur Boers offers a critical look at the isolating effects of modern life that have eroded the centralizing, focusing activities that people used to do together.

Choosing What Matters: An Interview with Arthur Boers

Choosing What Matters: An Interview with Arthur Boers

Deborah Arca

"People want to know how to live a better life, the good life, the abundant life."

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

What other authors and scholars, such as Eugene Peterson, Norman Wirzba and Lee Camp are saying about Boers' new book, Living Into Focus.

Read An Excerpt

Read An Excerpt

By Arthur Boers

"The stress of seventh grade started me sleepwalking. Staying balanced in life has been a challenge ever since." Read the Introduction from the new book Living Into Focus.

Life-Giving Practices: Identifying What Matters Most

Life-Giving Practices: Identifying What Matters Most

By Arthur Boers

I make regular room for prayer and reading, walking and kayaking, eating dinner with my wife and hosting guests for meals. What are the practices that are most life-giving for you?

My Favorite Focal Practices: Walking

My Favorite Focal Practices: Walking

By Arthur Boers

“You walked in this weather?” people often ask me, as if walking is only pleasurable in a congenial climate. Why not? Walking gives me life.

Book Club Roundtable

"Sorry, I've Been Busy!" How To Bring Your Life Back Into Focus

By Carl Gregg

We desperately need to name "busyness" for what it often is: a cry for help. Boers' book both helps us diagnose the problem (“The first step is admitting you have a problem!) and offers many stories and concrete examples of how we can live into a more meaningful and sustainable way of life.

Watching Our Distractions

Watching Our Distractions

By Kurt Willems

This book helps us to confront the ways in which distractions in our world need not hold us back from transforming into people who are fully devoted to God and fully satisfied.

What is Your Focal Practice?

What is Your Focal Practice?

By Jen Steed

Like most people, I've never thought about what my focal practices are or realized just HOW essential they are to slowing down and being able to focus. What is my focal practice?

Our Blessing, Our Curse

Our Blessing, Our Curse

By Anna Quinn

For mothers, many focal practices center on creating a calmer, better home for their families...our domesticity becomes a form of prayer.

Grandparenting as a Focal Practice

Grandparenting as a Focal Practice

By Bruce Epperly

I meditate nearly an hour a day, walk three to six miles a day, keep a prayer list, and practice reiki healing touch. But, these days I have a new focal spiritual practice—seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler.

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