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  • 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 (344 ratings)

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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

By: John Mark Mark Comer
Narrated by: John Mark Comer,Kris Koscheski
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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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The best book

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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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Excellent

Essential reading for christian living in a fast-paced world. Well written, Biblical and life changing.

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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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Amazing! Practical, thought provoking, life changing

I listened to this in big chunks but with time to process in between listens - made changes to my life, have already reaped immense benefits… will keep pressing in further on this counter cultural way of life.

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Easy to listen to, refreshing

Taking principles that are not new but are profound, this work places the invitation of Jesus in a modern setting, challenging our culture and our response to it in a way that brings freedom and long lasting peace in both theory and practice. The narrator is really easy to listen to and it is written in a delightfully humble and gentle way. I highly recommend this work.

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Well done John Mark

Deeply thought provoking!! Profoundly reasoned, totally relatable, full of humour and, I pray, life changing.

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Great book that could turn your life around

An enjoyable book that made me question how I am living my own life. Thanks

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  • Amy
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Essential reading

I will read this time and time again. Very inspiring and impactful. Really enjoyed Johns writing and narration.

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A timely reminder of what’s important

Excellently narrated by the author this book reminds you of what the important things in life actually are and not what society dictates they should be.
Enjoyed the teaching and biblical truths as set out by the author as well as the kind way the author delivers rebukes and anecdotally supports them.
Highly recommended reading (listening).
I will definitely listen again as I’m sure I will need the reminder more than once in the weeks/months/years ahead.

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FANTASTIC READ

This was incredibly insightful and has definitely made me rethink how I’m going to approach my life.

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  • 13-03-2023

Best book Ive listened to in a looooong time!!

This book for me was an incredible revelation of how to rest and living intentionally!! Honestly highly recommend to live a life full of meaning !

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  • 25-01-2023

Really reflective

Thank you so much (to the author) for taking the time to pen this down. It was a really reflective read. If you’re after some wake up to your walk with Christ, this is the read you need.

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  • Reegan
  • 18-10-2022

Captivatingly read and the perfect book for audio

Not all books transfer well to audio, but this isn’t one of them. Written in such a gentle conversational style and narrated with such passion, it was a fantastic listen!

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  • Lené Oosthuizen
  • 11-08-2022

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-2022

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-04-2022

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-2022

Thank you!!

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

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  • 01-08-2021

A Lifestyle Choice

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
God Bless

Ben



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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-2022

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
  • 07-12-2021

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.
  • 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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  • D. Neath
  • 23-11-2023

I don’t read books again. I will have to reread this one.

Hitting us in the 21st century on the spot where we need to be challenged. If we lived just a few of these ideas out, we would shine and people would have to respond.

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