Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway~Just Too Busy: Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical

I met Joanne Kraft about two years ago in a critique group I joined to polish my writing skills. She gave us many laughs with her witty, oftentimes, tongue in cheek comments. "Joanneisms" was a term I used for the many funny descriptions she would come up with and add to her writing. I loved reading her work for the humor, but went away with many a gem for life.

The same is true for her first book. You'll find Joanne Kraft's book very relevant to the fast-paced life we seem to find ourselves racing through. Just Too Busy: Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical provides a private look at Joanne's own family as they un-plugged from things (TV, sports, computer, music, etc.) that tear us away from a rich and close family experience. Her humorous look at each situation will have you laughing as she pokes fun at herself with wit and sarcasm. Yes, there is someone to fill the shoes of Patsy Clairmont. Sorry, Patsy, I know you're still here.

Read Joanne's book and you will take away ideas to bring closeness and a new approach to doing family in your home.

Every parent in the world needs Just Too Busy. If you're a mom (or dad) trying to raise kids and make it in our crazy world, you must get this book. If you are a grandparent and have a relationship with your son/daughter where they will not be offended (happens—don't want to step on toes here), get them this book.

Take a trip to Joanne's author website and subscribe to her blog for regular dispensing of mom wisdom. Plus, be sure to download her free leader's guide to get a blueprint for a women's study using the book.

Just a parting word. In case you think that Joanne's husband, Paul, is a follower in this relationship and Joanne wears the pants. Think again! Paul is the rock-steady rudder and reality dispenser in their marriage. He supports Joanne 100% in the call God has on her life to encourage families to take the right path (as opposed to the world's) in raising kids.

Want to get an autographed copy of Just Too Busy? Leave a comment to be entered in a Book Giveaway for Just Too Busy. I'll announce a winner on July 1st.


  1. I'm game! Would love to read Joanne's book and share it with my friends. Lovely review, Chris.

  2. Thanks, Carrie. Just Too Busy is great, funny and timely.

  3. Wishing I could have made it to the signing! Sounds like a good read! :) Great review!

  4. I is Just Too Busy :-) I have friends like me who don't have kids at home who want to read the book to see if they can get help.

  5. Sounds like a great book that I would like to read and share it with others. Adult children, friends who still have children at home, and parents of the children I teach would benefit from this book also.

  6. I have heard such good things about this book that I will definitely have to get my hands on a copy, when I’m not too busy, haha! I think that these days, about 99.99/100% of us need to read and apply this book!
    ~Kathy M.



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