Just Too Busy: Backstory

When Joanne Kraft walked into an Inspire Christian Writers critique meeting a few years ago, she brought with her a two-page article about her family’s radical sabbatical and a lot of spunk.

We all knew she was on to something big. Turned out it was something bigger than an article. It was the beginning of her book, Just Too Busy: Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical.

Inspire writers have enjoyed following the growth of Just Too Busy through the critique phase as Joanne took it from a few thousand words to 187 pages.

We laughed at the antics of the Kraft family as they journeyed through their one-year time-out. We were also challenged to look at our own busyness and adjust any priorities that had become out of order.

We learned how to be more intentional about family time and discovered ways to impact our families’ legacies.

We watched in anticipation as God opened doors to publication for Just Too Busy, providing Beacon Hill Press and Rachelle Gardner to help make this book a reality.

Now we are delighted to see the book selling well. Joanne had a super-successful book launch party and a blog tour with dozens of blogs participating. Radio stations and newspapers are interviewing Joanne and her speaking schudule is filling up. Later this summer she will journey cross-country, visiting with blog readers and signing her book.

The writers of Inspire know Just Too Busy is blessing families all across the US and even in other countries!


To learn more about Joanne, visit her at www.JoanneKraft.com or www.GraceandTruthLiving.com

If you would like to book Joanne to speak at your book club, women’s group, MOPs group or women’s retreat, send her an email at Joanne-Kraft@comcast.net

About Elizabeth Thompson 48 Articles
Elizabeth M. Thompson writes contemporary nonfiction, articles and devotionals using her experiences as a Bible teacher, wife, mother and grief navigator. She also enjoys speaking at writer’s conferences and women’s ministry events. Although her background includes marketing and education, writing has always been a driving force in her life. She is currently pursuing publication for her one-year grief devotional book, When the Waves Crash. Her most rewarding adventures to date include her marriage to Michael, parenting her three children, and serving Christian writers through Inspire. Her publication credits include articles published by Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian, and contributions to Whispering in God’s Ear (Waterbrook 2005) and Inspire Promise (Inspire Press 2014).

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