Free Read [Paranormal Book] ✓ An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest - by Alan Fadling ✓
Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM By Alan Fadling

The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner Spirituality I am a recovering speed addict Beginning with this confession, pastor and spiritual director Alan Fadling goes on to describe his journey out of the fast lane and into the rhythms of Jesus Following the framework of Jesus earthly life, Fadling shows how the work of unhurrying ourselves is centralThe 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner Spirituality I am a recovering speed addict Beginning with this confession, pastor and spiritual director Alan Fadling goes on to describe his journey out of the fast lane and into the rhythms of Jesus Following the framework of Jesus earthly life, Fadling shows how the work of unhurrying ourselves is central to our spiritual development in such pivotal areas as resisting temptation, caring for others, praying and making disciples Here is a book that affirms that we are called to work and to do work Productivity is not a sin it is the attitudes behind our work that can be our undoing So how do we find balance between our sense of calling and the call to rest An Unhurried Life offers a way.
  • Title: An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest
  • Author: Alan Fadling
  • ISBN: 9780830835737
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback

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Clint Walker Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
When I was starting out in ministry, I had an interesting habit. I would start the morning reading poetry. Not biblical poetry mind you, but just good poetry. I would read the work of Rilke, Berrigan, and even Jewel as I started my day in the office. I am not sure exactly what inspired me to do this. But the reason I did it was to slow my mind down. I am not a poet, nor am I a natural poetry reader, but as I took time to read the poems, ponder them, and somehow integrate them into my thoughts, t [...]
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Bob Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Alan Fadling contends many of us are suffering from hurry sickness, and that it is not only detrimental to our bodies but also to our souls. We are going too fast to hear God, to fast to grow deeply, too fast to discern the temptations that lead us astray.He begins by painting a picture of the frenetic life that characterizes modern life. He contrasts this with the idea of apprenticeship with Jesus, the unhurried learning with him. He argues from the life of Jesus that unhurry isn't laziness and [...]
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Reid Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Here's a brief outline that I will re-visit to remember this book:1. A Frenetic Life-Jesus' life can be described as RELAXED even as important and busy as it was2. An Unhurried Apprentice-The author speaks of the 'pace of grace', living with God at the pace of a walk3. Productivity: Unhurried Isn't Lazy-relax, withdraw and linger in God's presence4. Temptation: Unhurried Enough to Resist-grab, take charge vs. prove God cares by living at the pace of grace-Holy unhurry flourishes in a heart full [...]
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Cameron Roxburgh Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
This is a wonderful book a must read for all people in ministry, and really for all. In a day and age where we spend so much time and energy trying to hurry our way through life - hoping it goes on forever, Alan helps us to stop and gain a better perspective on joining God in what He is doing at a pace that He envisioned that we might live life to the fullest.
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Julie Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
This was a very timely message for me, a "speed" addict. I have read the words now but have not digested its profound truths to learn to slow down, listen, rest well between "assignments", wait for divine guidance as Jesus modeled. This will be a book I come back to as I make progress in the years to come.
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Carson Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Alan's writing style is not amazing, but the content helped me change my deeply ingrained habits of busyness, rushing and trying to be "productive" all the time. Jesus was relaxed and patient, and yet he accomplished the most important thing anyone has ever done. How can we learn from his ways and walk in them? His patience in maturing and growing before "getting into ministry." (But really, how many pastors have told me they wished they didn't go so fast through seminary? Hint: A LOT.) I will b [...]
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Daniel Stewart Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
I like Fadling, and I genuinely admire his heart in writing this book, despite really not connecting with it. It wasn't the subject matter that I had issue with, as I vehemently agree with the idea of 'unhurry', but the basis of his argument. Though it may sound impossible, I frankly believe this book was steeped in too much scripture (which at times felt forced in supporting an argument) and Christian rhetoric, to the point of sterility. That being said, his personal stories, as well as many of [...]
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Chris Julian Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Unhurried is productiveUnhurried and focused are two words I take away from this book. The western Church lives in a hurried business-style life. One part of the Jesus life many forget is to relax in Him, to take time, to focus. The book is best read slowly, reflecting on the questions at the end of each chapter. Unhurried does not mean lazy.
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Brett Ricley Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
One of those books that literally changed how I think about work, rest, Sabbath, and living an Unhurried Life in the midst of a society where everything is work more, rest less, repeat. Incredibly insightful yet also very practical in nature. Fadling is a breath of fresh air for all who find busyness to be something they battle.
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Gabe Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
With echoes of Nouwen-like insight, this book offers practical wisdom to apply to day-to-day life in an age with so much competing for our time and attention. A great exhortation to walk at Jesus’ pace.
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Tyler Hurst Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
At time ventures too far into the mystic for me, but with those exceptions this is a fantastic read and a helpful reflection on spiritual life in the modern world—especially for those in ministry.
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Elise Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
"What if I had to lower my personal standards of productivity in order to be more loving?"I loved this book - it was paradigm-shifting for me. I natural fall on the Type-A, intense, red, overdrive spectrum of personality, so I tend to regularly experience the burnout Fadling suggests comes from ignoring my need for unhurried rest. "[Restful solitude] is patterned consciously on the experience of Christ, who periodically went alone, even at the price of temporary separation from the needs of his [...]
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Dennis Podryadchikov Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Alan Fadling introduces a long-forgotten but important rhythm of following after Jesus - slowing down. As the world, and often the church, is always trying to speed things up, human souls do not receive spiritual nourishment and people are not getting closer to God. Fadling responds to this problem by inviting his readers to practice unhurried life, one filled with time for conversations with God. As much as he wants this rhythm to become vital in a life of a believer, Fadling does not apply to [...]
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Zeke Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Really enjoyed reading this chapter by chapter with a friend - was a little scattered at times but overall a challenging book to read, and an increasingly important spiritual discipline to practice. I'm not sure if it's always purposeful, but I have found some aspects of my life slowing down as I read this book. "Unhurry", therefore, is probably something I need to meditate on and pray for all the more, given how much I encourage it in students' lives and how muchmy eyes have been opened to my o [...]
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Shelly Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
The author puts forth the idea that our life of "hurry" hinders us greatly in communing with God. Using scripture, he explores some of Jesus' habits of prayer, work and rest. He also focuses a lot of attention on ideas about "slowing" that he's learned through personal experience and experience of teaching seminars on this subject.While I would have appreciated more scripture work and exploration in regards to this subject, I did learn some things that I need/want to put into practice in my own [...]
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Bonni Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
The title of this book resonated with me strongly. A co-worker at the private, Christian university where I teach had put the title of the book in his out-of-office message. He invited anyone who received his automatic reply to join him in reading An Unhurried Life, so I decided to add it to my list of books to read. If you are looking for a book that devotes 90% of the content to all the reasons why it is beneficial for us to slow down, this is the right read for you. I was looking for a bit mo [...]
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Cynthia Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Not what I expected--in fact, An Unhurried Life was far better than I expected. I thought it would be another book on Sabbath. And I like (and need) books on Sabbath. But this was so much more. Jesus, says Fadling, was relaxed. Because He did not rush through life, He was able to see and listen to, love and really care for people. A frenetic lifestyle--even if it is efficient and accomplishes much--is not likely to be a loving lifestyle. Busyness is not next to godliness. Gulp. Learning to "unhu [...]
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Siv Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Why is the tendency to find our identity in our overflowing to-do list so prevalent? Why is "Busy!" one of the most common responses we give/receive to the question, "How are you?" With Fadling, I would prefer to "move at the pace of grace" rather than keep up a frenetic, self-driven pace.I track with most of what he has to say, but as an introvert, slowing down to contemplate comes far more naturally for me than for my extroverted friends. Not that it's easy for any of us, but it's easier for s [...]
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Gloria Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
If there tends to be one place I especially hurry in life, it is in my reading because there is much I am trying to get to, much of which is time sensitive. So a bit of irony hereFadling is a pastor and now leads workshops on the unhurried life. While there are definitely scripture references to his points, much is very practical advice based on common situations such as commuting, busy families, etc. He quotes many respected thinkers from the past and talks about the downside of living in our f [...]
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Bill Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Fadling reminds his readers the blessing of living the unhurried life. This really is an important topic for us all, but especially for Christian leaders today who might be trapped in the belief that "busy-ness" is a sign of importance and success. True success comes through an intimate relationship with God, and following His guidance into good ministry activities. This type of a life is most often discovered at an unhurried pace, where we are free to live presently with people, free from distr [...]
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Bob Wolniak Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Sometimes books like this suffer from having one major, relatively simple premise (in this case hurry-sickness) played out over far too many chapters, however I found each part thought provoking and in several places, not at all what i expected (in a good way). I enjoyed chapter two (unhurried apprentice) and ten (practices for unhurrying) the most, but each part, including sections on maturity and suffering are worthy of not rushing through but dwelling on the questions at the end of each chapt [...]
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Jeremy Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
I found the insights in this book to be exactly the kind of thing I needed to hear right now. Personally, I have been saying I am to busy to focus on a relationship with God. This book has encouraged me to slow down and make that time. In doing so I will find a certain level of peace that I have been missing from my life.If you are struggling with finding time to spend with God or making time to spend with Him, or you are simply looking to take your relationship with God to the next level then I [...]
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Patrick Walsh Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
The experience of reading this book in one's sixties is no doubt very different from that of reading it in one's twenties or thirties. I shall never know the latter. In my sixties I am aware that I am much closer to the end of my life than to the beginning and that awareness can give a certain urgency to things, but in the spirit of this book there is never a good time to hurry.This is a book that one could read quickly but it is well worth the time and effort to read it deliberately and let the [...]
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Pam Howell Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
Fadling does an excellent job of encouraging the reader to adopt the life Christ offers so graciously, the unhurried life. Fadling backs his writing up with scripture, learnings from the desert fathers, as well as his personal life. Personally I found the premise of book challenging - a challenge to follow God more closely and be more like His Son. The life Fadling describes is possible but so easy to avoid.
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Jeremy Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
This book is a good survey of what has/is being said about combating the frenetic pace of modern life in favor of a biblical model of life rhythms. There is a lot being written on this and I have read about 80% of what Fadling references here. There's not necessarily much fresh content here, but this could be a great place to start and see which of the other authors Fadling mentions that you'd like to go to next. Well written and very accessible.
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Rob Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
It was a very helpful book, encouraging the reader to reflect on the rhythms of work and rest that help us to connect with God throughout our life. It focuses on the patterns of Jesus as a way of building a solid structure for time with intentional work and rest so that God is glorified through our activity. Well worth reading.
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Brian Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
It seems there is a never ending list of things to do. An unhurried life isn't about living a leisurely life. It is about fixing our eyes on Jesus and creating space to hear from him. This was one of the best books on spiritual formation that I have read recently.
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Michelle Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
I'm at a season in my life where I feel like I am on the go all the time - this book points out how to model our spiritual life after Jesus - balancing work and rest. The good word I needed at this time.
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Jamie Pennington Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
I rushed trhough this book in record time so that I could mark this one off as completed. Just joking. That is kind of the whole subject of this book. Slow down, stop rushing. Take time to enjoy our relationship with the Father. Over all a good read and an important reminder.
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Bruce Baker Feb 24, 2020 - 08:12 AM
More than just a book about slowing down and sharing some practices of the unhurried life. I really benefited from the chapters concerning the depth of the unhurried life. A good read and an excellent book for The Hills Retreat Place bookshelves.
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An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest By Alan Fadling The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner Spirituality I am a recovering speed addict Beginning with this confession, pastor and spiritual director Alan Fadling goes on to describe his journey out of the fast lane and into the rhythms of Jesus Following the framework of Jesus earthly life, Fadling shows how the work of unhurrying ourselves is centralThe 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner Spirituality I am a recovering speed addict Beginning with this confession, pastor and spiritual director Alan Fadling goes on to describe his journey out of the fast lane and into the rhythms of Jesus Following the framework of Jesus earthly life, Fadling shows how the work of unhurrying ourselves is central to our spiritual development in such pivotal areas as resisting temptation, caring for others, praying and making disciples Here is a book that affirms that we are called to work and to do work Productivity is not a sin it is the attitudes behind our work that can be our undoing So how do we find balance between our sense of calling and the call to rest An Unhurried Life offers a way.

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