Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel. Have you ever wished for a thirty- hour day? Surely this extra time would relieve the tremendous pressure. In the s, Charles Hummel published a little booklet called Tyranny of the Urgent, and it quickly became a business classic. In it, Hummel argues that there is. Tyranny of the Urgent. IVP Booklets. Revised. by Charles E. Hummel by Charles E. Hummel offers ideas and illustrations for effective time.

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Marcus on February 15, at 9: From a human perspective, there was more left undone than accomplished.

Wonderful, wonderful post, and one I needed to read. Nov 25, Shaun Marksbury rated it really liked tyyranny Shelves: Almost all the time I send it to voicemail.

But that should never take a priority over my kid and investing in quality time with my hero.

The tyranny of the urgent

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.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It was simple but informative. 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. Hard work does not hurt us. That was a very powerful article! Prayerful waiting on God is indispensable to effective service. A great short book on time management. A concise reminder of how we so often allow our latest whim, or the most frequently repeated and loudest demand from the many “squeaky wheels” in our lives to distract us from those things that have real value and importance.


With 5 kiddos under 7, we tend to major in urgent. Rose on February 15, at 7: Rachel Hounds in the Kitchen on February 15, at 4: It’s stressful, it’s incongruent, and it’s no fun to let the urgent rule our lives.

Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel

Still, the book t This is a re-read of a good little booklet I received with my first college class. Jul 15, Shawn Smith rated it it was amazing. Christine Somers on January 12, at 6: My guess is that paying bills on time is a small part of that plan, so focusing on them today? Steph The Cheapskate Cook on January 24, at 2: But for those Christians who have an initial adversity to the whole concept of time management and scheduling and don’t see how it is integral to discipleship or produces greater freedom rather than bondage, this booklet may make you reconsider your belief.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ makes this fulfillment possible.

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It gets ugly when the urgent and the important head-butt in a crash collision, and the twisted cacophony makes it awfully difficult to distinguish between the two. This would be a very good example of when your fharles and your urgent collided!

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We live in constant tension between the urgent and the important. Get Ready for Gardening Season! And He will free us from charls tyranny of the urgent, free us to do the important, which is the will of God. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The urgent and the important often DO collide. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Don’t have a Kindle?


Paperback31 pages. After describing a busy day Mark writes, “That evening, at sundown, charoes brought bummel Him all who were sick or possessed with demons. Hummel then proposes a way to make the important drive the urgent rather than the other way around.

I wanted one for so long and finally got my own. Tyrannny the end of the day, cjarles, month, and year, we find that the urgent things have dominated our time while the important things have been neglected. Like the time-out in a football game, it enables us to catch our breath and fix new strategy. Maura on January 30, at What was the urgent need? References to this book The 8th Habit: Stephen rated it really liked it Dec 14, At the end of a vigorous debate with the Pharisees in Jerusalem, Jesus said to those who believed in Him: I am printing this out and putting it in my home notebook.

Sharon Pruitt For me, I keep this in check with I open my email inbox.

The author provided practical and sound biblical principles that are relevant, real, and convicting but yet easy to follow through with. But hummmel a thirty-hour day really solve the problem? Jesus got up early in the morning and prayed and met with the Father.

Hummel offers ideas and illustrations for effective time management