Few of us would say that we strike the right balance when it comes to daily rhythms of work and rest, the result being that we allow the hurried pace of life to drown out the voice of God. For many, the pandemic provided time for introspection but, with a return to normality, Katharine Hill seeks to continue the conversation, questioning what we give our time to and exploring different ways to experience the presence of God.

Hill approaches the theme with honesty and humility. She draws on her own shortcomings to reassure and encourage readers to strive after intimacy with God, and she communicates her message with humorous anecdotes, pointing us to relevant scriptures and Christ’s example.

There is much in this book that is convicting. In a world dominated by speed, productivity and technology, this is a timely reminder that how we spend our time matters, not merely for us but for those around us.