An Unhurried Life

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An Unhurried Life

Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest

By Alan Fadling

IVP Books, Paperback, 9780830835737, 198pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2013

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 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.

About the Author
Alan Fadling (M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary) is executive director of The Journey, a ministry of The Leadership Institute in Orange, California, training Christian leaders to integrate spiritual formation and leadership development. A certified spiritual director, Fadling has also taught courses on spiritual formation at Hope International University. He is currently part of a planting team for a new church called The Following in Orange County, California. He lives in Mission Viejo, California with his wife, Gem, and their three sons.