ECPA BESTSELLER • A compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of life
“As someone all too familiar with ‘hurry sickness,’ I desperately needed this book.”—Scott Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Thirst
“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.
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Awakened my soul
I’m torn between wanting to lend this book to everyone I know, and wanting to keep it forever so I can read it again and again to let these life-altering and desperately needed words truly soak in to my being. I feel like I’ve been asleep, and my spirit knew what I needed, but this book allowed me to listen to what I was too busy to hear from the Holy Spirt. Reading John Mark’s words feels just like listening to one of his sermons—a gentle-yet-powerful conversation from a friend seeking Jesus and full of wisdom. I feel convicted and encouraged to begin putting these four practices to play in my life to be able to encounter God in the slow and quiet, and find myself there as well. Thank you, John Mark! Your book is a gift.
exactly what I needed.
I feel like the busiest man alive yet the least important
After rushing to work in the AM, rushing to mandatory meetings after, rushing to my girlfriend to spend time with her and rushing home so I can get enough sleep to rush to work.
This book has taught me a lot and is helping me as I learn to slow down.
I have even recommended this book to those who don’t follow Jesus. People in general want to know how to live in the present this book helps.
I’m thankful for John Mark Comer being vulnerable and honest.
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