Item description for Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel...
Overview *Is the clock a slavemaster-or a tool that serves you? *Are urgent things so pressing that you don't have "inner time" to sort out what's really important? *How can you discern what God wants you to do? The author expands on the life-changing perspective that has freed many from the grip of urgent demands that are not really important in the long run. He 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 *Develop "Inner Time" For Reflection And Planning If you have too much to do and not enough time to do it, this book is for you.
Publishers Description Winner of the 2004 ECPA Platinum Book Award Is the clock a slavemaster or a tool that serves you? Does the quantity of your responsibilities squeeze out the quality of your life? Are urgent things so pressing that you don't have "inner time" to sort out what's really important? How can you discern what God wants you to do? 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 transformed the lives of thousands struggling to keep from being swept away by the rush of life. Gathered in this book are proven principles taken straight from biblical teaching, from today's time-management experts and from Hummel's own life experience. You'll discover how to make the calendar your friend manage your life instead of your time get motivated stay open to God's guidance in small choices avoid being dragged down by past choices develop "inner time" for reflection and planning and much more If you have too much to do and not enough time to do it, this book is for you.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830812873 ISBN13 9780830812875
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More About Charles E. Hummel
Before his passing in August 2004, Charles Hummel was formerly director of faculty ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and president of Barrington College in Rhode Island. He was the author of fifteen books and Bible studies, including The Galileo Connection, Fire in the Fireplace, Genesis (in the LifeGuide Bible Study Series), and the bestselling booklet, Tyranny of the Urgent.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent?
Unlike typical orginizational books Apr 18, 2005
Several years ago, I bought this book for myself. It was a great help during a time of massive transition. Today, I am buying it for a friend.
If you know that you don't have time for what is really important to you, but you aren't sure why or how to fix it - this book is like a ray of sunshine piercing through the clouds. Unlike typical organizational books this book does not focus on taming paper, cataloging information, to do lists or household choirs.
This book does not assume that each reader is the same. But, this book does focus on the freedom to be in the center of God's will and how that applies to your life, one day at a time. An added plus for the time cruched person who needs this saged wisdom: the book is a relatively quick read.
Today it is being placed on my annual must read list - I highly reccomend it.
Extraordinary Book that will Enrich the Life of the Believer Oct 1, 1999
Hummel's "Freedom from Tyranny..." is a wonderful amplification of his booklet "Tyranny of the Urgent." Like its predecessor, the book encourages you to examine your life and realign your priorities by seeking to live a holy life. This book is a beautiful balance of illustrative vignettes, Scripture, and Hummel's thoughts.
The book is very encouraging, uplifting, and peace-inducing.
I've been leading a small group study in which we are slowly digesting the book and attempting, with God's help, to apply it. The group members unanimously love the book. They all feel uplifted and have remarked on Hummel's giftedness in encouraging us rather than making us feel guilty that we haven't mastered the topics yet.
This book is a gift to yourself. I encourage you to read it with an open heart, then give a copy to loved ones.
I've returned to order an additional five. That brings my total to 20 so far.
God bless you.
Reclaim Your Time Dec 8, 1997
This book is great for someone who is stressed out because they are always so busy dealing with the urgent that they find themself forgetting the important. While many books on time management are great for motivation - this one brings time management tips to you in a practical manner - with questions for reflection and application at the end of each chapter.
There were two sections of this book that I found particularly helpful. One dealt with the difference between being efficient - and being effective. Before reading this, I had never realized that a person could show 100% efficiency in something but never have it be effective in helping anyone! The second section that helped me was a list of 7 tips and ways to say no. One of the most helpful tips was to learn to "go with your gifts" when making the choice between two good things.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to reclaim their time.