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Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World Hardcover – 29 October 2019
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"Never has a generation needed a book as much as this. John Mark has beautifully written a remedy for our overworked and tired souls."--Jeremy and Audrey Roloff, New York Times best-selling authors of A Love Letter Life
"Great guy; even better book!"--Bob Goff, author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Does and Everybody, Always
"Like a tall glass of ice cold water on the hottest day of the year, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry is refreshing, revitalizing, and a shock to the system. Beautifully and compellingly written by one of our foremost thinkers, it is a prophetic message for our time."--Pete Greig, founder of the 24-7 Prayer movement and senior pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford, UK "There are those rare books that every single waking person needs to immediately go read. This is that book. We've found no better conversation or a more much-needed antidote to our culture's problem of busyness and hurry than John Mark's words in this book. Beyond helpful and encouraging and insightful to us!"--Alyssa and Jefferson Bethke, New York Times best-selling authors of Jesus > Religion and Love That Lasts "John Mark Comer has given a gift to the church. This book is prophetic, practical, and profoundly life giving. He confronts the idolatry of speed that is causing so much emotional and relational trauma, and he provides a way forward that creates hope, hunger, and a vision of a beautiful life. I consider this required reading."--Jon Tyson, lead pastor of the Church of the City New York and author of The Burden Is Light "John Mark Comer's transparency invites us to reconsider how we live our lives by getting straight to the point: if we don't eliminate our busyness, we just may eliminate our souls. The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry will inspire you to make the hard but practical choices that will utterly change your trajectory for the better."--Gabe Lyons, president of Q Ideas and author of Good Faith "Living as a spiritually and mentally healthy follower of Jesus in our technological, calendar-driven culture is, it turns out, quite difficult. In this book John Mark Comer shares his story of discovering a different way of life that's inspired by the way and wisdom of Jesus. This is a practical, personal, and challenging call to imagine new ways that our lives can imitate Jesus."--Tim Mackie, cofounder of the Bible Project
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- Publisher : Waterbrook Press (29 October 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525653090
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525653097
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.05 x 20.83 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 68,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Well researched, the book also includes discussion on margin & limits, how more time is not the answer to being hurried, what 'spiritual disciplines' are and more that adds to the overall message without adding unnecessary bloat. All the while presented in Comer's trademark conversational, enjoyable tone that makes it a great and easy read.
Everyone needs to read this book. One of my favourites.
What I actually found myself appreciating a lot in this book is the footnotes that give an insight into much of the authors who have shaped Comer and, by date soon, this book.
A poignant word for the technologized world.
The first half of the book addresses the problems associated with the modern hurried life. The second half introduces us to the 4 "S's" of doing life adopting the "easy yoke": Silence & Solitude, Sabbath, Simplicity and Slowing.
Comer is a voracious reader and I love that he embellishes his own thoughts with those of many who've both gone before him or doing life presently. We share many of the same 'literary' heroes but he's also introduced me to a number of his that I was less familiar with.
I expect I'll be buying copies to distribute to friends and I hope the impact of Comer's words is felt far and wide to help influence a revival in the lives of the church community to discover this 'easy yoke' that Jesus invites us to adopt.
This should become compulsory reading for all students studying some form of spiritual formation, theology and so on.
I received an early "Uncorrected Proof" e-book from Waterbrook/NetGalley, however, this has had no influence over my opinions expressed in this review.
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I both read the book and simultaneously listened to the audiobook, which was Very useful, if you can, I recommend that you do this. You get to hear all of the inflections and emotions running through the book whilst, also highlighting the quotable and memorable portions. An advantage in the book is, getting access to a free workbook (usually you also get this with Audible, but I didn’t check).
It’s possible to not only Stop the Busyness, but it’s also possible to do it with Jesus. That, is such a relief! God Willing, I shall start this in the morning. Quiet Time; It’s the Jesus way!
(It’s a new-ish year, I intend to gift this book to my family, friends and church. Despite living in Lockdown London, we’re still too busy and when our lockdown lifts, it will be the perfect time to start applying these Spiritual Principles).