• The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

  • How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World
  • By: John Mark Mark Comer
  • Narrated by: John Mark Comer, Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A fresh, challenging and compassionate response to busyness, based on the way of life Jesus offered his disciples.

Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything 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 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 this audiobook, you'll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favour of a slower, simpler way of life.

©2019 John Mark Comer (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Cannot recommend enough!

This book helped me pull up the handbrake on my life, I am excited to stop, go slower, lean into the present, lean into His presence. I am so thankful for the context, conviction and hope to a slower life, the life of Jesus shared through this book!

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A life-changing old-new rule for life

John Mark Comer excellently performs the reading of his own writing - with all perfunctory (you'll know it when you hear it) humor. Jesus's yoke for life has never been so holistically explained to me, and has never been more needed. Life-changing words - thank you, John Mark.

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A great book

I really enjoyed this book, the author narrates the book in such a great way, I really enjoyed.
I've learnt alot, and making change! the Easy yoke!

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Thank you!!

Thank you so much for these deep truths about the road less traveled by!

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A Lifestyle Choice

So timely! I mean I don’t know what else to say it was simply brilliant.

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A book I keep coming back to

I cannot recommend this book enough. Timely wisdom for modern living. Thank you John Mark Comer.

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Loved it!

The value this book added to my life is immense! Simple and understandable. Easy book to listen to, tougher book to implement. Well worth the listen.

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Life changing

Life can sometimes trick you into this fast pace to keep up with all that is going on. The author in this book gives some excellent examples backed up by biblical scriptures that by slowing down is when you really start living.

This is what the doctor ordered!

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What an incredible book! Love the practical way of explaining and the freedom to come up with a solution that fits my circumstance

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Needed in 2020

This book has been on my ‘to read’ list since November 2019 and only now, September 2020 have I finished. It’s super practical and insightful on how we can look at living a quiet, slower life. With all that has happened in 2020, this has come at a time that makes it easier to implement.
Great audiobook and great book. Totally recommend.

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  • David 719
  • 05-04-21

I gave up when the author went woke.

I was enjoying the book until about an hour and a half in when the author went off subject and started talking about white privilege and systemic racism in America. I decided not to waste any more of my valuable time listening to this guy.

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  • MHall
  • 12-24-20

Wonderful, inspiring read

I cut down my hours in one of my jobs because of this book!
Wonderfully inspiring. A manual for life.

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  • Amanda Zanon
  • 12-11-20

I loved this book!

So much wisdom and teaching! I also see Jesus as a great teacher and the book shows in a very light way how to apply his teachings to our life, now, with social media and email, and it was so funny and lovely, I felt like having a conversation throughout the book!

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  • CJ
  • 04-19-21

I didnt love it

I did not love this book ( but I know people who rave about it), there were some interesting facts in the book, some things I will take away and think about but overall, I found myself thinking, " when is this going to finish?"
The narrator sort of got on my nerves a bit, I found myself rolling my eyes at times. I am more into deeper theological books, as I found this book lacking in that department.

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  • benjamin fitzsimmonds
  • 01-10-21

Enjoyable from start to finish

What I have learnt from reading this book?

Time is valuable so don't waste it but use it wisely.

Feed your soul good things, God things and helpful things.

What goes in come out eventually.

Walking like Jesus means to walk slowly.

If we pray break my heart for what break your, then we need to slow down long enough for God to show us.

Thank you
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  • DONNA
  • 12-23-20

recommend

thought it was a little slow to begin with, but wow! very interesting. Really makes you look at everything properly. Really enjoyed It :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-22

A Must "Read"!

Wow what a game changer this book is.. And one to come back to over and over for help, advice and encouragement on the journey.
Love the honesty and reality. Do it. Get involved.

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  • Peter
  • 12-07-21

Loved it, hope for a life worth living

I read/listen to very little. This was worth the investment of time. Hope for a better life and some tools to start the process of getting there.

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  • Debora N.
  • 01-21-21

A real eye opener - YOU MUST SEE IT

This was an absolutely amazing book revealing to you what is behind the media and what they try to do with our minds a real eye opener highly recommended.

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  • Mark Sandland
  • 08-08-22

Inspirational

A book for our age. Read it. Live it. You won't regret it. So many people recommended it to me. None of them were wrong.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-21

The best book

I am pretty overwhelmed.
After the second read, I am not only inspired but beginning to adopt a new way of being in the world… I am so glad I read this. You will be too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-21

life changing

I will listen to this over and over until I out it into practice
this book had me in tears, feeling fully convicted and never condemned. Our heavenly Father has certainly used the author to speak to many hearts with this book. thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-22

A sigh of relief

extremely challenging concept but very refreshing to recieve the permission to slow down. it's okay. great book and still realistic about the change being hard.

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  • 06-21-22

A Crucial Consideration

At the very least you will consider how you spend your time, what you prioritise whether it is family or work or achievements. Or a I did, consider the reason for my hurry and lack of faith and peace in God. Sometimes you need a nudge to thoughtfully consider how greatly hurry controls your life from a God frearing man who has walked that very burdensome road.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-22

Timely reminder

This book makes so much sense. Slow down, Be Still and present with Elohim but also with those around you. Live simply, humbly and be intentional with all that you have and WHO is in your life♥️

Thank you. This was a fantastic audio😁

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  • Kimberley
  • 05-19-22

Necessary regular listen!!

This book is timely, poignant, necessary and more. I could not recommend this book more highly. I endeavour to make it my ambition to live a quiet life! John is an excellent reader and writer and I’m and incredibly thankful that he was shared his life experiences and wisdom in this book so that I may be more encouraged to take up the easy yoke.

If you are umming and ahhing about this book, let me just say you will not be disappointed. It’s challenging, confronting and convicting, eye opening and down right brilliant. Please please please read and share.

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  • jgsydney
  • 04-19-22

A must read for the tired, harried, hustler (and everyone else)

The title of this book grabbed my attention, and I (ironically) chose the audiobook so I could “squeeze” it into my busy days. Ah, this book is exactly what I needed for my overworked, unsatisfied and hectic days. The author’s humour, honest anecdotes and POV / arguments for the ruthless elimination of hurry are a perfect culmination that persuaded me to commit to this simpler way of living. In all fairness, it’s what my soul was crying out for all these years—yet the way it was brilliantly (and biblically) laid out in this book was the confirmation and reminder I needed. You won’t be disappointed by this read (listen) if you feel a little or a lot of overwhelm and crave a better way.

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  • Wade
  • 03-28-22

Faithful and easy, beautiful and light

I am so thankful for John Mark’s honesty in sharing his struggles and his need to slow down.

His prose is easy to listen to, and light hearted, and also packed with encouragement to act.

I have begun a new season of walk with Jesus in a different light. I enjoy my coffee in the morning with my wife, being present to the needs of my kids as they open up about what they find hard. These gifts would have been pushed aside in my old addition and slavery to hurry. But in Jesus I joyfully surrender my drive to prove myself. Because His yoke is easy, his burden is light.

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  • Matt S
  • 03-28-22

Very applicable wakeup call to a fast-paced life.

This book helped me bring life away from focusing on the next, and brought me back to living in the moment as Christ intended

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  • krigg
  • 02-24-22

The Elixir for a Generation that’s Soul-sick

Rich, true and necessary….a must read. Do not go another day without contemplating a different way of living in the face of a gravitational pull toward mindless hurry