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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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A gracious, vulnerable confrontation

Thank you John, you have opened my eyes on a very real problem and unpacked the solution so well.
Now kicking off on the journey...

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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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Life Changing

Incredible foundational truths which will lay the basis of how I look to live going forward. To embody the Jesus way not just the Jesus truth in a counter cultural call to rebel against the pathology of hurry. Well spoken and delivered in a way that will have you re reading and highlighting for years to come in the journey to doing life in a new way, a slower way and ultimately the Jesus way.

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The best book I have read in years.

As someone who is an entrepreneurial, type a personality I have experienced significant burnout twice in my life. I wish I had found this book much earlier. It is full of so much Gold it is incredible.

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Listening to this book is a must!

Loved every chapter, so good! Packed full of great one liners, interesting stories and intriguing facts and figures. I plan on listening to this every year.

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MUST READ!

Well written, beautifully spoken and humbly inspired book on culture and life with jesus

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NOW I GET IT

Quite a few people told me to read this, I have observed the changes in their behaviour and lifestyle. #Gamechanger

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A desperately needed perspective.

I could not recommend this book more highly. It is a desperate need in this hurried world where I don’t doubt most of us are hurrying through and adding a bit of Jesus along the way. I found this book both deeply convicting, eye opening and immensely inspiring to choose a different way, a life giving way. Thank you for your courage to write this.

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Must Read

This is life changing book, definitely recommend for people who feel they are always running but never finding any happiness. Just STOP and read this book SLOWLY.

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Super Helpful

John Mark's book breathes new life into a way of living modelled after Jesus characterised by intentionality and mindfulness. Super helpful in the modern day of rush and busyness.

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  • 12-06-2021

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-05-2021

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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  • Antonio Persiano
  • 10-04-2021

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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  • Zelda
  • 11-03-2021

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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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  • SophieGGreen
  • 05-09-2020

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-06-2020

Inspiring, thought provoking & encourages action

This is so inspiring, thought provoking. There are so many gems of practical tips throughout.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-2020

Wonderful.

Wonderful, timely. Thoughtful and conversational yet full of deep wisdom and practical application. JMC overflows with humility and love - and occasional humour. Grateful for his life and the intentional way he carries his role as pastor and leader and apprentice under Jesus. Such a breath of fresh air in this hurried world. So grateful for this book. It has truly changed my life and brought me closer to the unhurried, intentional and patient ever-present Jesus.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2020

Anyday, anytime!

Loved it!
Could relate with the narrator (who's also the author)
It's a timely book for me!! I'd recommend it anyday, anytime to anyone!

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  • Amanda Zanon
  • 11-12-2020

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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  • DONNA
  • 23-12-2020

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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  • benjamin fitzsimmonds
  • 10-01-2021

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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  • MHall
  • 24-12-2020

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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  • David 719
  • 04-05-2021

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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  • CJ
  • 19-04-2021

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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  • Debora N.
  • 21-01-2021

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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  • Gina
  • 11-05-2021

Enjoyed it

This book was a nice listen. I picked some new insights and a few things I will apply.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2021

Wonder-Full

I will definitely be rereading this...so full of inspirational, life-enhancing Wisdom. Enjoyable and thought provoking

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  • Ruth
  • 14-04-2021

In a busy world....

So man things are biding fir our attention, its worth taking the time to think about the why and take the time ti explore this book to open up the door to other good practices.

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