i read a draft of doug field’s next book this weekend. it’s called (at this point) ‘what matters most’, and is a re-written version of the talk he gave at all three national youth workers conventions this past fall. killer stuff. it’s all about saying ‘no’ in ministry, when so many voices (our churches, our bosses, our calendars, teenagers, parents, our own inner needs for ‘success’ and accomplishment) all beg and plead for us to say ‘yes’ to too many things. i thought this talk (when doug gave it) was the best thing i’d ever heard from him. but that might have been because it hit so close to home for me. sorry, i should know when the book releases, but i don’t. just watch for it.