Bite-size book review: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

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Title & author:

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

What it's about:

The epidemic of hurry that has infected culture and how it is directly opposed to the type of life Jesus lived and calls us as Christians to emulate.

Who it's for:

Anyone who feels frustrated with the pace of their life. Anyone who thinks things don't feel right or good. Anyone who suspects there might be a better way to live.

What I liked:

Comer's book tackles an immensely important topic in a very readable format. Inspired by his personal struggles he lays out the history of hurry and how we all got to where we are today. He encourages us to read the gospels as an "apprentice" to Jesus where we seek to do what he does and model our lives after his. Comer also breaks down the mysterious sounding "spiritual disciplines" by renaming them "Jesus habits" and gives examples of how you might make rules that work for your own life.

What I didn't:

There's nothing wrong with the book. I do have a hard time admitting there might be something wrong with my schedule though!

My take-away:

I have been inspired to examine my social media habits with a much more critical eye and set up some rules. Have I been breaking those rules already? Well, yes. Which goes to show how much I need them!

I often read books on simplicity and slowing down but this is hands down one of my absolute favorites.

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