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


By John Mark Comer

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.’

Too often we treat the symptoms of pf 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 the pages of this book, you’ll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favour of a slower, simpler way of life.

John Mark Comer lives, works and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children. He is the pastor of teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church and has a Masters degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary.  

"The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry is refreshing, revitalizing, and a shock to the system. Beautifully and compellingly written, it is a prophetic message for our time."
– Pete Greig, Found of the 24-7 Prayer Movement and author of Dirty Glory

"As someone all too familiar with 'hurry sickness,' I desperately needed this book."
– Scott Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Thirst

"This book is prophetic, practical, and profoundly life-giving. He confronts the idolatry of speed that is causing so much emotional and relational trauma, and he provides a way forward that creates hope, hunger, and a vision of a beautiful life."
–Jon Tyson, Lead pastor of the Church of the City of New York and author of The Burden is Light

Additional information

Weight0.362 kg
Dimensions27.5 × 17.5 × 3.1 cm