The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Busyness and hurry as detrimental to one’s connection with God, others, and oneself. It is essential to eliminate all the rushing around from one’s life for spiritual and emotional well-being. The book presents a roadmap to maintaining emotional health and spiritual vitality amidst the chaos of today’s society, emphasizing the need to eliminate hurry.

Our relentless pursuit of tasks and goals leaves us exhausted and unable to provide our best selves to those we care about, leading to negative consequences in relationships. We must prioritize eliminating most of this hurry from life to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive.

Publisher Summary

“Who am I becoming?”
That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words:
“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.”
 It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs. Too often, we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil.
Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.

Key Takeaways

  • You must eliminate hurry from your life, period. There is nothing else. Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day.
  • The problem isn’t when you have a lot to do; it’s when you have too much to do, and the only way to keep the quota up is to hurry.
  • Workaholism – you just don’t know when to stop. Or worse, you can’t stop. Another hour, another day, another week. Your drugs of choice are accomplishment and accumulation. By day’s end, you have nothing left to give to your loved ones. They get the grouchy, curt, overtired you, and it’s not pretty.

About the Author

John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children: Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church and has a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary. John Mark is also the author of My Name Is Hope, Loveology, and Garden City.

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