Posted by: StrongStakes | September 10, 2013

An Unhurried Life

Gentlemen,

Many of you in the OC Bereans Bible study know that I wrestle with the “Martha Syndrome” … that malady that seeks to serve Jesus, His people, and His Kingdom while often forsaking the intimate relationship that Jesus desires from me.  Luke 10:40 contrasts how “Martha was distracted with all her preparations” … brought on by the visit of Jesus … with her sister Mary’s choice, “who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.” (v. 39)

A helpful resource in this regard is a thought-provoking book, An Unhurried Life, written by Alan Fadling, who lives in Mission Viejo.  I heartily recommend the book, from which I have already shared several quotes with you.  The book’s subtitle, “Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest,” along with a sampling of the following chapter titles will give you a quick overview of his emphases:

  • An Unhurried Apprentice
  • Productivity: Unhurried Isn’t Lazy
  • Temptation: Unhurried Enough to Resist
  • Unhurried Enough to Care
  • … and more …

Click on the book title above for a link to purchase his book.  You may also download for free his chapter one at The Leadership Institute website.

By the way, if you have a Twitter account, consider following @StrongStakes, where I frequently post brief quotes and thoughts about following Jesus.

Happy reading! … Shalom!

~ tr


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