Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Power of 1440 by Tim Timberlake, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Power of 1440 Author: Tim Timberlake Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: March 9, 2021 Genre: Christian Life/Personal GrowthA thirty-day story-driven manual to celebrate the importance and blessing of each of the 1,440 minutes we are given every day, written by an up-and-coming lead pastor of a global church. The son of a preacher, eighteen-year-old Tim Timberlake’s tragic and painful personal story of the sudden loss of his father began his journey toward seeing the benefit and blessing of each day. And not just to get through it, but to exhaust every opportunity of potential of that day, moment by moment, fulfilling his God-given purpose. Today Pastor Tim inspires others to approach each day with its 1,440 minutes in a way that they live out their own God-given purposes and passions. Comprised of thirty bite-size chapters, The Power of 1440 is a day-by-day manual to help readers deal with topics like forgiveness, perspective, mistakes, rest, and living a life that matters. He says, “Win some, learn some . . . but never lose.” Every day should be magnificent, not mundane; filled with delight, not drudgery; and a grand adventure, not a grind. It is possible to make today and every day truly remarkable.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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The Power of 1440 begins with one of the most unique stories I’ve ever heard (and no spoilers, you’ll have to read it for yourself!). Tim Timberlake, a pastor (and the son of a pastor) experienced God and the love of his own father in a way that transformed the way he looked at time and the way he, and we, use it. To break down the title for you, there are 1,440 minutes each day that have been given to us. Tim shares how we can structure those minutes, and our days, in ways where we grab amazing opportunities, walk in love, and spend time in rest and renewal. And much of Tim’s wisdom starts with restructuring the way we look at time, itself, in our days.
Using Scripture, Tim shows us where our thinking has been shaped wrongly by our culture or world (“Monday again.” “Focusing on what is lacking” or on “what can’t be done.” Things will never change; “it’s always going to feel like this,” and more) and enables us to see what the Bible says instead. For example, Psalm 118:24 reminds us that “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Even if it’s a Monday.) And Matthew 7:7-8 reminds us who is on the other side of our prayers, and what He desires to do (“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”). Tim goes on to share: “When we seek to live out the will of God while also seeking to align our heart with his, he will indeed answer our prayers in a way that is the very best for our lives.”
Perspective changes everything. So Tim’s wonderful book goes on to remind us the difference between what God says about our time, our days, and our thoughts, and what we may be used to hearing from the world around us, or from our own thought habits shaped by difficult times in life. Over 30 chapters, intended to be read over a 30-day period, Tim discusses such topics as: defeating our doubts; 7 days of splendor (instead of 7 days of drudge); changing our thinking by giving thanks and being grateful for ALL God has given; how our faith can bring transformation even in our messiest times; releasing control to let God be in charge of my life (instead of using my own human attempts to control); and so much more. I had so many favorite quotes and notes that I’d taken. Here are just a few of them:
- “In every one of your 1440 minutes today, you have the opportunity to be happy (or joyful, Ps.16:11, Rom. 15:13)…fruitful (Gal. 5:22-23), to be free of fear, guilt, shame, anger…past pain, regret, future anxiety…”
- “At the root of control lives fear and self-doubt. An obsession with control is nothing but submission to those emotions. God wants me to loosen my grip and put my trust in Him. Fear and self-doubt are hard taskmasters. When we surrender to God, we’re submitting to an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving heavenly Father. When we surrender to Him we are set free.”
- And in a rich and fulfilling chapter in which Timberlake shares how we ourselves can get in the way or or block our own opportunities, he says this: “The point of this chapter is not to load you down with yet another burden to bear. It is to open your eyes to the vision of who you can be when you choose to reach for more than your unhelpful habits have allowed so far.”
- Your “opportunity for inner peace is (not) dead and buried. It can be achieved when you have little just as much as during times of plenty. You can echo the powerful words of the apostle Paul: “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Phil 4:11-12). Nurture a sense of gladness and fulfillment throughout the minutes of this day and every day.”
I have to admit to you that I was a bit apprehensive when I picked up The Power of 1440 and started to read. I was, honestly, fearful that it was going to be just another time-management book that told me to pull up my bootstraps and shove more activity in my day. I could not believe how enormously mistaken I was! It’s not at all a standard “cram more into your day” book. It’s a book that lovingly and kindly says, “Here’s what the Bible says about time. Here are some ways you might not be thinking the truth, or living it. And here’s how God wants to help you!” What a beautiful, refreshing difference. THAT is the kind of book I want to read.
I can’t tell you just how much I love this book. It reminded me of so many of God’s truths that suffering, trial, and the enemy can often try to grind out of our hearts, minds, and experiences. In fact, I took notes from each chapter with bullet points that I plan to post on my bulletin board (I’m thinking one chapter per week) to remind myself of these truths so that they can continue to help me. The Power of 1440 gently and beautifully helps the reader to reframe the way he or she sees and interacts with time, believing that God has rich opportunities for us in each of the 1440 minutes we have each day. Encouraging, life-giving, and fresh, The Power of 1440 is just what you need during the weird and sometimes trying days of pandemic…and all the days to come after.
DISCLAIMER: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.