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Hummel offers ideas and illustrations for effective time management. Get A Copy. Paperback , 31 pages. More Details Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Tyranny of the Urgent , please sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [What does the author want every reader to take away?
See 1 question about Tyranny of the Urgent…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Tyranny of the Urgent. Jan 26, Jen Knapp rated it it was amazing. Absolutely loved the wisdom here. View 2 comments. Dec 06, Robert Logan rated it it was amazing. No one was in more demand than Jesus. Someone who can heal will be constantly followed, mobbed, and bombarded with requests.
From a human perspective, there was more left undone than accomplished. And yet Jesus was finished. Tyranny of the Urgent, the classic booklet by Charles Hummel, begins with the premise that we have overloaded ourselves with too much to do. Our lives resemble over-packed suitcases bursting at the seams. If you contrast that way of living with how Jesus lived, the difference is stark.
The secret was found in Mark Jesus got up early in the morning and prayed and met with the Father. The sense of priorities and calling and direction he received for that day, flowing out of his time with the Father, allowed him to move with calmness and purpose as he proceeded into whatever interruptions would come his way. Some of those interruptions were divine appointments, like the bleeding woman who touched him on his robe when he was on his way somewhere else.
He was able to discern that this was something he needed to attend to. Other times the distractions needed to be ignored. When you set out with a clear idea of your priorities— not everything that you could do, but what God has actually called you to do— you can then evaluate things that come up in light of those priorities. That grid will help you tell the difference between divine appointments and distractions.
Jan 11, Crossroads Ecc rated it it was amazing. This book encourages us to realize that we need to give priority to the important things, rather than the ones that seem so urgent. It will give you strategies for taking control of how you spend your time, and help you to align your schedule with the things you genuinely value.
Technologically dated, but principles as relevant as ever! This is a wonderful booklet meant as a quick reference to provoke thought and give some general guidance. It is common sense in nature, and calls to your level of discipline. Jul 12, Ryan Palczynski rated it it was amazing.
Forsyth once said, 'The worst sin is prayerlessness. We usually think of murder and adultery as among the worst offenses against God and humanity. But the root of all sin is self-sufficiency - independence from the rule of God.
Mar 09, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , orthopraxy , short-books , business-and-productivity. A must-read! I would recommend reading directly after the book "Priorities" by James C. Jan 20, Onjaleke rated it it was amazing. Very important concept for believers and time management. We need to take control of our time so that we can be better servants in the kingdom.
Nov 25, Shaun Marksbury rated it really liked it Shelves: christian , recommended , christian-living , ministry. This is a re-read of a good little booklet I received with my first college class. It's extremely helpful in showing that 1 the urgent isn't always what is important to the Lord, and 2 the devotional life is far more pressing on the soul than anything else. If I could give one criticism, Hummel doesn't quite define what he means by "wait for instructions" and "wait on the Lord" it is a short book , and this may allow for more mystical approaches to answering life's problems.
Still, the book t This is a re-read of a good little booklet I received with my first college class. Still, the book theologically addresses an important and practical issue, and it's been a blessing as a result. Feb 04, Becky rated it it was amazing. As a recovering people pleaser, what I really loved about this book is the emphasis on completing what the Father has assigned to you.
Jesus did so many good things on this earth, but He "always could have done more" in each town He visited. Nevertheless, He knew when it was time to move on because He was always listening to the Father. Refusing to accept the urgent demands of people allowed Him to successfully complete the work He was truly assigned and to fulfill His purpose.
Following that ex As a recovering people pleaser, what I really loved about this book is the emphasis on completing what the Father has assigned to you. Following that example in our own lives ensures that we will fulfill the work we were placed on earth to complete and helps us avoid burnout.
May 22, Chrysta Archer rated it liked it. His advice seems like common sense today, and with no credit to Stephen Covey who taught well on this in 7 Habits For an already short book 31 pages! View 1 comment. Enlightening A quick read that's easy to understand. The principle of the tyranny of the urgent is enlightening. A new perspective to consider when we feel like we don't have enough time to do what needs to be done. Feb 21, Debra rated it really liked it Shelves: christian-living , This is a quick read booklet that packs a powerful punch.
A must read classic for all Christians about setting priorities and managing your time. It only takes about 30 minutes to read Nov 21, Josh rated it really liked it. Solid book calling on the reader to put aside some things for the things that matter most.
In order to do that, we have to be intentional, diligent, and think ahead. Short read that any busy, stressed out, or tired person could work through and instantly apply to their lives. May 07, Ralph Bankston rated it really liked it. Really good book even for folks who are agnostic or atheist if you take out the god references and put it into your own moral framework. In this day and age with everything happening a nice read to center yourself.
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My life is busy. Far too often it seems that I spend the bulk of my day racing around to deal with emergencies. There are constant demands, last minute projects, and urgent distractions that take me away from what I need to work on. A fireman puts out fires after they have started, whereas fire marshals go around preventing them.