The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

“Who am I becoming?”

That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words:
“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.”

It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs. Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil.

We invite you to pick up a copy of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and go on a journey with us to create the space we need to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually too.

Session Guides


The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer


  • The Big Church Read Session Video Introductions
  • Companion Video 1: Silence and Solitude
  • Companion Video 2: Sabbath
  • Companion Video 3: Simplicity
  • Companion Video 4: Slowing