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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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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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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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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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  • 19-04-21

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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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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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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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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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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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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Definitely thought provoking

It is pretty radical, but so was Jesus. But it is something we can all take on board, even when we don't get it right every day

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  • 11-05-22

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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  • 03-04-22

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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  • 02-03-22

Thank you!!

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

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  • 01-08-21

A Lifestyle Choice

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

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  • 12-06-21

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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  • 16-05-21

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
  • 10-04-21

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
  • 11-03-21

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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
  • 05-09-20

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
  • 22-06-20

Inspiring, thought provoking & encourages action

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