An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest

by Alan Fadling


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  • 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 describes 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 pivotal areas such as resisting temptation, caring for others, praying, and making disciples.
We are all called to do work, Fadling affirms, and 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. This revised edition, now in hardcover, includes a new five-session group guide and appendix with suggestions for five-minute retreats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830835737
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 199
Sales rank: 390,472
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alan Fadling (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is president and founder of Unhurried Living Inc. in Mission Viejo, California, inspiring people to rest deeper, live fuller, and lead better. He speaks and consults internationally with organizations such as Saddleback Church, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Cru, Halftime Institute, Apprentice Institute, and Open Doors International. He is the award-winning author of An Unhurried Leader, coauthor (with Gem Fadling) of What Does Your Soul Love?, and a contributing author to Eternal Living: Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation. Fadling is a trained spiritual director and lives in Mission Viejo with his wife, Gem, and their three sons.

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Table of contents forthcoming

What People are Saying About This

Doug Fields

"Every once in a while there is a book that I can honestly say, 'That book changed my life!' An Unhurried Life has been added to my very short list. Alan Fadling has helped me see in a practical, convicting and motivating manner that there is a depth waiting for me when I slow down and walk with Jesus. I knew it all along . . . but Alan has helped me long for it. In an overcommitted and underconnected culture, people need this message. I did!"

L. Paul Jensen

"Alan Fadling has written a magnificent book that is timely and enduring. It may even become a spiritual classic. . . . In reading his profound, accessible and challenging words, I became deeply aware of God's gentle invitation to a fuller, less hurried life in the imitation of Christ. As you pick up this book, I urge you to slow, read, savor and be changed in companionship with your unhurried Savior."

Stephen A. Macchia

"An Unhurried Life unearths our idol of efficiency and the incessant struggle to catch up, keep up and stay up with the velocity of our high-energy world. Fadling invites us into a countercultural way of being present to God and one another."

Jan Johnson

"Greatness of soul requires an unhurried life. In this book, a fellow struggler shows us how Jesus lived a relaxed life that opens us up to truly loving and knowing others. This book is a perfect follow-up to Eugene Peterson's classic work The Contemplative Pastor."

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BellFL More than 1 year ago
Highlighted like crazy, Am referring back to this book frequently