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WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Kevin DeYoung’s book Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem (Crossway, September 2013) has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales.

Awarded the 2014 Christian Book of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), Crazy Busy confronts the busy, modern American life where jam-packed schedules have become the new normal, offering biblical tools to get to the root of frantic lifestyles.

DeYoung writes, “Whether you are a pastor, a parent, or a pediatrician, you likely struggle with the crushing weight of work, family, exercise, bills, church, school, friends, and a barrage of requests, demands, and desires. No doubt, some people are quantitatively less busy than others and some much more so, but that doesn’t change the shared experience: most everyone I know feels frazzled and overwhelmed most of the time. That’s what the people in my church are like. That’s what my friends around the country are like. That’s what I am like. And that’s why I’m writing this book.”

“Everything Kevin DeYoung writes is biblical, timely, and helpful for both life and ministry,” says Rick Warren, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life. “You can’t afford to miss what he says here in Crazy Busy. He rightly reminds us to beware of the barrenness of a busy life, since activity and productivity are not the same thing.”

DeYoung is an award-winning author and pastor, full-time senior pastor, conference speaker, active board member, loving husband, and dedicated father of five. He speaks from his busy lifestyle to dismantle the “busyness as usual” mantra by exposing the physical, social, and spiritual threats it poses.

Crazy Busy is vintage Kevin DeYoung—a mixture of pastoral wisdom, self- deprecating humor, and insightful analysis, all packed into a small book” says Justin Taylor, Executive Vice President of Book Publishing and Book Publisher at Crossway. “We are honored to publish Crazy Busy and are delighted that it is making a meaningful difference in the lives of God’s people.”

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Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan. He serves as a council member at the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He serves as Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and is a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our Holiness, and The Biggest Story.

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-centered content, to honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information visit