The Power of a Half Hour

  • by Tommy Barnett
  • Narrated by Van Tracy
  • 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments. What can you do in 30 minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook? How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others?
We all get the same 24 hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at “getting things done,” says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day - just 30 minutes at a time. In this remarkably practical book, Tommy shows how to begin a whole new life of fruitfulness. You’ll see immediate results in all areas of your life, including your:

Purpose and values
Personal goals
Character and attitude
Marriage and family
Church involvement and ministry
Why not change time from being your worst enemy to your everlasting friend? It all starts with the amazing things you can do in only a half hour. Through inspiring stories and biblical principles, discover how your downtime can have a major upside. Get going - you don’t have a minute to lose!


What the Critics Say

Praise for The Power of a Half Hour

“Before reading this book, I never thought of seeing 30 minutes as a power-packed opportunity to improve my life. Pastor Barnett's half hour power principles have helped me strengthen my faith, become more productive, and connect with those I love with more intentionality. This book is as inspirational as it is practical, and I plan to use it as an integral part of my staff development program.”  
— Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Tommy Barnett inspires people to be bold witnesses and fulfill Christ’s commission. He accomplishes much for the kingdom. After reading this dynamic book, you’ll understand why. His concept of ‘thirty minutes’ can help you make the most of each day—in many areas—and enable you to have a positive influence on others.”
— James Robison, founder and president, LIFE Outreach International


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An excellent read!!

This is worth its weight in gold. Excellent organizational training for improving your whole life and living life in line with our Godly calling, in daily half hour increments!! This book is life changing. Excellent to say the least!
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- Steph K.

Be productive for the Lord

Please note - this is not a 'productivity' book in the sense of books by Brian Tracy and others but a book on setting aside time to do the work of the Lord, spend time with the Lord, and be 'productive' in the little things of life. Rather than spend time wasting it a non-renewable resource, spend it wisely.

Tremendous book and it isn't a book that you read one time and put on the shelf or if kindle reader, delete from your Kindle. At the end of the book is a summary for group study and/or self-study. A few take aways: 1. Risk for the Lord and trust in Him over self - very obvious but when you see how the Lord has moved in the Barnett's family and in those who they touched, it becomes very real. 2. Be diligent with thirty minutes 3. Start the day with the Lord - we all know this, but too often something interferes with our quiet time. If you cannot be alone first thing, then on your commute, turn off everything including audio books, music, etc 4. To quote Joyce Meyer, "If you apply these principles, they will bring renewed purpose and inspiration to your life."
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- dr Frank "Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio