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by Kirk Byron Jones


A much-needed resource that debunks the need for speed mentality that so many people have embraced as a part of their everyday lives. This book goes beyond social and psychological analysis to include spiritual perspectives on the dangers of letting hurry become a chronic condition. Each chapter includes helpful questions that allow readers to identify their current pace of life and assist them in cultivating their own sacred, savoring pace.

Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down epub download

ISBN13: 978-0817014452

ISBN: 0817014454

Author: Kirk Byron Jones

Category: Christian Books

Subcategory: Christian Living

Language: English

Publisher: Judson Pr (July 1, 2003)

Pages: 124 pages

ePUB size: 1543 kb

FB2 size: 1720 kb

Rating: 4.6

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Sinredeemer
Kirk Byron Jones has given some invaluable information for anyone living in the 21st century and challenged by all the 'divine opportunities' of family, church, school, and life in general. It is one that I intend to share with friends and family. In fact, I already have!

It is of particular value for persons seeking to find the peace and calm of the day, centered in their spirituality, rather than in the physical, which often destracts and frustates.
Sinredeemer
Kirk Byron Jones has given some invaluable information for anyone living in the 21st century and challenged by all the 'divine opportunities' of family, church, school, and life in general. It is one that I intend to share with friends and family. In fact, I already have!

It is of particular value for persons seeking to find the peace and calm of the day, centered in their spirituality, rather than in the physical, which often destracts and frustates.
Unh
This book is one that I re-read from time to time to remind myself to slow down and enjoy life. While it may make physical sense to refrain from being a super Type A person and to slow down to improve one's health, it's the spiritual reasons that truly help me receive the message to be in the moment and savor life more.

I have given this book to several people as a gift and all have appreciated the messages Dr. Jones shares. His writing style is beautiful and the messages are thought-provoking and will stick with you.
Unh
This book is one that I re-read from time to time to remind myself to slow down and enjoy life. While it may make physical sense to refrain from being a super Type A person and to slow down to improve one's health, it's the spiritual reasons that truly help me receive the message to be in the moment and savor life more.

I have given this book to several people as a gift and all have appreciated the messages Dr. Jones shares. His writing style is beautiful and the messages are thought-provoking and will stick with you.
Micelhorav
Brings to light and breaks down much of what we struggle with in keeping up with the pace of life.
Micelhorav
Brings to light and breaks down much of what we struggle with in keeping up with the pace of life.
Minha
Great book.
Minha
Great book.
Llanonte
Excellent book.
Llanonte
Excellent book.
Impala Frozen
It took much effort to read this book as it was clear that it was going to be just another book that described a problem but provided NO solution. I actually read the whole book trying to hang on to hope that at some point there would be practical solutions on how to stop the hurrying in our lives. WASTE OF TIME!
Impala Frozen
It took much effort to read this book as it was clear that it was going to be just another book that described a problem but provided NO solution. I actually read the whole book trying to hang on to hope that at some point there would be practical solutions on how to stop the hurrying in our lives. WASTE OF TIME!
Gandree
Part serious social commentary, part self-help, Addicted to Hurry examines how constant hurrying diminishes people's lives, and it offers advice on slowing down.
The first half of the book examines our cultural addiction to hurry in general terms, examines reasons why people run, and what they are running from. I especially liked two things in this part of the book: first, that Jones labeled chronic speed as a form of idolatry, and that he showed examples of what people are missing in their rush. Although Jones takes a strong stance against so much hurrying, he does display a good deal of understanding (rather than condemnation) for people who are caught up in the rush.
The second half of the book describes a "savoring pace alternative" and offers numerous suggestions to help people slow down. While many self-help books fall into shallow platitudes and slogans, Jones resists this tendancy. Instead, he provides spritual food for the journey to a slower, saner life.
Kirk Byron Jones is a professor of social ethics and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School, and also has twenty years of experience as a pastor. He offers a significant number of Biblical examples, so confirmed atheists may not like this book. Anyone with a healthy respect for Christianity (whether they are Christian or not) should find it helpful.
The idea for this book grew out of Jones's writing of Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy. I ordered Addicted to Hurry because I loved Rest in the Storm. I thought Rest in the Storm was a bit better, and I would recommend clergy start there. However, Addicted to Hurry is still a very good book for both clergy and general audiences.
Gandree
Part serious social commentary, part self-help, Addicted to Hurry examines how constant hurrying diminishes people's lives, and it offers advice on slowing down.
The first half of the book examines our cultural addiction to hurry in general terms, examines reasons why people run, and what they are running from. I especially liked two things in this part of the book: first, that Jones labeled chronic speed as a form of idolatry, and that he showed examples of what people are missing in their rush. Although Jones takes a strong stance against so much hurrying, he does display a good deal of understanding (rather than condemnation) for people who are caught up in the rush.
The second half of the book describes a "savoring pace alternative" and offers numerous suggestions to help people slow down. While many self-help books fall into shallow platitudes and slogans, Jones resists this tendancy. Instead, he provides spritual food for the journey to a slower, saner life.
Kirk Byron Jones is a professor of social ethics and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School, and also has twenty years of experience as a pastor. He offers a significant number of Biblical examples, so confirmed atheists may not like this book. Anyone with a healthy respect for Christianity (whether they are Christian or not) should find it helpful.
The idea for this book grew out of Jones's writing of Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy. I ordered Addicted to Hurry because I loved Rest in the Storm. I thought Rest in the Storm was a bit better, and I would recommend clergy start there. However, Addicted to Hurry is still a very good book for both clergy and general audiences.
I am not a theologian or pastor. I am an ordinary Christian, housewife and homeschooling mom. But I read a lot to help me live closer to Jesus. This is by far the best and most helpful book I've read in years. Dr. Jones has many helpful examples and life applications for slowing down and living a more deliberate life. If you've bought or read The Purpose Driven Life, you need this book to be the other side, the balance to your purpose. I fully intend to read it again, to savor it with slowness and apply it more deeply to my daily living.
I am not a theologian or pastor. I am an ordinary Christian, housewife and homeschooling mom. But I read a lot to help me live closer to Jesus. This is by far the best and most helpful book I've read in years. Dr. Jones has many helpful examples and life applications for slowing down and living a more deliberate life. If you've bought or read The Purpose Driven Life, you need this book to be the other side, the balance to your purpose. I fully intend to read it again, to savor it with slowness and apply it more deeply to my daily living.