An Unhurried Life
Here is a book that affirms that our work is a God-given gift. Productivity is not the enemy―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.
Rest Deeper. Live Fuller. Lead Better.
Great leadership begins on the inside, in your soul. Learning healthy patterns of rest and work can transform your leadership—your daily influence.
Genuine productivity is doing the good work God actually prepares for you in a given day. Slow down and envision a life of rich fruitfulness, of true productivity.
Gem Fadling is a Certified Spiritual Director who shares and teaches authentically from her own life and relationship with God. She loves to help open the windows of women’s lives to let in a fresh breeze, encouraging them to find their voice, get in touch with their longings, and take that next step.
Alan is clearly more than just a writer, theologian, or speaker. He is truly a practitioner equipping leaders to slow down to order their hearts and minds to be more thoughtful and effective. Unhurried Living is rooted in scriptural truth and practical simplicity and Alan, as a speaker and a facilitator on this topic, is not only one of the best, but he is an important pioneer in this area of getting our lives into a Christ-like rhythm of rest and kingdom impact.
Retreats with Alan & Gem Fadling have provided a sacred space to pull away and step into a facilitated solitude of “unhurried” time to listen and reflect in God’s presence with a blank agenda. I inevitably emerge with a refreshed soul, a gladness of heart, deeper love for the One who invites us to ever deeper intimacy, and a clarity of vision for what I need to do next in providing leadership in my place of vocational calling.
The thing about Gem is that she is what she teaches. Present, attentive, an amazing listener. She doesn’t talk at us, but speaks as a fellow traveler with us and she has the kind of wisdom and humility of one familiar with rocky paths. I love how deeply she sees and loves every single woman in the room, and is so naturally intentional about affirming each and every one. It’s crystal clear that her life has prepared her for this work.
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