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I Just Need Time to Think!

Reflective Study as Christian Practice

by Mark D. Eckel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/24/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781490819389
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781490819396
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781490819372

About the Book

Everyone needs more time to think. Choosing how to spend our thought-time is crucial. Mark Eckel brings thirty years of Christian reflective study experience to bear on the topic. I Just Need Time to Think! spotlights encouragement on the goal of thoughtful learning for every follower of Christ. 52 brief essays support us to: 

• Slow down in a fast-paced culture
• Replace distractions with peaceful focus
• Adjust schedules for retreat
• Discipline our minds
• Commit to reading
• Promote the vocation of “student”
• Sidestep the obstacles of study
• Continue down the path of learning
• Establish a place to think
• Change the character, the core of our being

I Just Need Time to Think! Reflective Study as Christian Practice is a call for Christians everywhere to spend their thought-time well, applying the psalmist’s wisdom: 

“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them” (Psalm 111:2)

About the Author

Dr. Mark Eckel (ThM, PhD) is a Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship at Capital Seminary and Graduate School. Most of Dr. Eckel's life has been committed to many forms of study. For over thirty years Mark has served the Christian community as a high school teacher, college professor, educational consultant, conference speaker, mentor, essayist, movie reviewer, curriculum writer, faith-learning integration leader, and international speaker. Mark’s wife, Robin, is a second grade Christian school teacher. They have two grown children, Tyler and Chelsea. Mark and Robin are members of and contribute their gifts to Crossroads Community Church in Fishers, Indiana.

Many of Mark’s writings can be accessed at
where he writes weekly.