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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World

Available Oct 29

Dallas Willard once called hurry “the great enemy of spiritual life in our day.” 

I live in one of the most secular, post-Christian cities in our nation, and the longer I’m here, the more convinced I become that he’s right: hurry is the issue under all the other issues. The root cause beneath so much of the anger and anxiety of our cultural moment. And followers of Jesus are not immune to culture’s pain. Many of us live with a low-grade fatigue and chronic anxiety that rarely, if ever, goes away. We careen through our days at breakneck speed, and wonder where God is in the fray.   

The reality is, most of us are just too busy to live an emotionally healthy and spirituality vibrant life. Hurry is incompatible with the way of Jesus. The love, joy, and peace that form the nucleus of Jesus’ kingdom are all impossible in a life of speed. We must, as Willard went on to say, “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry.” 

So here it is: my manifesto for a slower, simpler way of life. 

This is my first foray into writing about spiritual formation, and, personally, I think it’s my best book to date. Honestly, it’s for me as much as you. But I hope you find it helpful.

 
 

How To Unhurry


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How To Unhurry Workbook

 

How to Unhurry is the digital companion to my book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World. As much as I love reading and writing, ideas are just the beginning. Unless they move from our mind into our body, they don’t become reality. To that end, I’ve made up this short digital companion with some exercises to get you started on each of the four practices.

 
 
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About John Mark Comer

 

I live in Portland, OR, with my wife Tammy and our three kids – Jude, Moses and Sunday. Portland is this great city in the Pacific Northwest buzzing with culture - food, drink, coffee, indie bands, and lots of depressed people. I love it.

I'm the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, right in the center of the city (by Powell's Books if you've ever been to Portland). Our church is built around the very simple idea of practicing the way of Jesus, together, in Portland. We believe that the way of Jesus is exactly that, a way of life. 

I'm also the author of a few books; My Name is HopeLoveologyGarden CityGod has a Nameand my newest: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. 

As for education, I have a Masters Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, and am currently at work on a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation through Fuller Seminary and the Dallas Willard Center. 

If any of the stuff on this site is helpful to you, great. My life's ambition is to be with Jesus, become like him, and do what he did. My prayer is that the stuff I make helps you do the same.

 
 

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God Has A Name

God Has A Name

Garden City

Garden City

My Name Is Hope

My Name Is Hope

Loveology

Loveology

 
 
Bridgetown Church Podcast

Bridgetown Church Podcast

 
This Cultural Moment Podcast

This Cultural Moment Podcast

 
 
 
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