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Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent

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The author highlights biblical teaching on the stewardship of time. He gives personal illustrations and practical tips on living wisely. Find out how to make the calendar your friend, manage your life instead of your time, stay open to God's guidance in small choices, avoid being dragged down by past choices, and develop "inner time" for reflection and planning. If you ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published September 25th 1997 by IVP Books
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Apr 05, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christianity, 2013
Most people when asked about their time would admit that they are way too busy. Busyness permeates our society and rules our week. I'm a working mommy of six kids and pastor's wife. All of my "free" time belongs to somebody else. I was blog hopping a few weeks ago and found a recommend for this book and it really jumped out at me that it was divinely timed for me to read it now when within the first chapter the author wrote about kairos time. My husband had just begun a series of sermons on the ...more
May 26, 2014 Alana rated it liked it
I had read the pamphlet "Tyranny of the Urgent" many years ago and found it very profound and thought-provoking. My small group at church decided to pick up this expounded version and it ended up being very timely (no pun intended) for a number of things happening within our church and in many of our own lives.

I was back and forth on this one, as certain parts go into the very practical but happened to fall during the weeks when I'd finally had a little time to just veg out, as I hadn't had in m
Dec 25, 2008 Ron rated it it was amazing
Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent is an excellent read in an age of endless activity. Charles Hummel opens up the Scriptures by demonstrating from the life of Christ, how it is the Christian should examine the events of life one encounters with a discerning eye to the Lord's will according to the precepts and principles found in His Word.

Christ, being without sin as the Man on a mission; as a Conqueror on a conquest to do only what His Father sent Him to do, sets the perfect example of taking o
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Apr 18, 2013 Francis Gahren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, classics
Too busy to read a good book? Try this one--Charles Hummel's classic booklet Tyranny of the Urgent has sold over one million copies. Now for the first time he expands on the life-changing perspective that has freed many from the grip of urgent demands that are ultimately unimportant. Read it and pass it on…
Sep 10, 2007 Stevie rated it really liked it
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“Don’t let the urgent things crowd out the important”
I was challenged to plan my weeks, maintain daily relfection/med., and reinstate monthly ETAWG
Jan 24, 2012 Sean rated it it was amazing
Great book. Lots of really good common sense, sound theology and encouragin storiees. I recommend it to everyone.
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Read the booklet (Tyranny of the Urgent) and forget about this book. It's a good read, just very repetitive.
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