Your Next Read: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

I’ve been seeing this book on my Instagram feed for months, so I finally ordered myself a copy to see what all the hype was about.

The hype was well-earned. This didn’t feel like a legalistic read. It felt like John Mark Comer was sitting next to me telling me how the elimination of hurry in his life has changed his walk with the Lord.

Even though in quarantine it felt like things were a little bit “slower”, my mind was still running a million miles an hour. This book is a great reminder for my soul that I have not been slow with my actions even in this season and I have to willingly choose every day, every hour to slow down.

Rating: 4.75/5 stars.

Summary: John Mark Comer was a pastor for a huge megachurch preaching 6 sermons each Sunday. Finally, the constant hurrying and rushing caught up to him, and he decided to take a step back and lead in a less consuming role in the church. Throughout this book, JMC takes us through what he’s learned since he’s learned rhythms of slowing down. He goes through the history of increasing speed in our lives and what the problem with hurry really is, but my favorite section is when he walks through the four practices for unhurrying your life: silence and solitude, Sabbath, simplicity, and slowing. I believe it’s especially important for us to learn about these practices, especially Sabbath.

Our culture is so caught up with constantly running 24/7 but our bodies need a break. We need a Sabbath. He also walks through his detox from technology. He inspired me to delete my email app off my phone and only check it on my computer twice a day which has already been a game changer. He also talks about how he turns off the notifications for texts on his phone so he has to click the message app in order to see if anyone has texted him. I have decided to try that too in order to detox from my phone a little more.

Genre: Christian Living / Spiritual Growth.

For Fans Of: What If It’s True by Charles Martin (always a recommendation from me), Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons, or Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen.

Where to Order: Parnassus has paperback copies for $24. Click here to order your copy today.

ps, I’m giving away a copy of this book along with a few other favorite of mine on my Facebook and Instagram page! Go check out the Facebook giveaway here and the Instagram giveaway here and enter away!

3 thoughts on “Your Next Read: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

  1. Great advice about turning off different notifications. I really don’t think people realise just how addicted to there phones they are. Its almost like when you do it for a few day you have hours extra time and miss very very little.

    Of course there are those that have no goals or ambitions, and for them they want more distracts but for anyone that want to be successful. Get yourself off the phone for awhile and watch your productivity go through the roof.

    Great post.

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    1. Oh I 100% didn’t realize how addicted I was until recently. Some days it’s worse than others, but I’m seeing how much time I waste! Especially during everything happening with COVID-19, people have wanted distraction but what we really need is to spend time with the Lord, our families, dreams we’ve had for so long… thanks for the great comment!

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      1. Important not to be too hard on yourself but awareness is always good step.

        Do know some apps have timers on them so if you spend over that time you’re aware of spending the time. I think we all have things we would like to do, yoga, meditate, read more but say, if only I had the time. Being aware of the time you spend on your phone shows you, you have more than enough time to design your life. 🙂

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