Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide
Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry? Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway? —Jeremiah 2:25
Unhurried shows you how to slowly, thoughtfully, and meditatively read the Bible. It invites you to kick off your shoes, settle into your favorite chair, and linger in God’s presence. There, you can hear God’s still, small voice and experience transformation in your heart, mind, and soul.
Over 52 weeks, you’ll discover a multitude of ways to sit with Scripture, enjoying God’s presence. Whether you're just beginning to read the Bible, or you've been reading it for years, these practices will help you cultivate an unhurried life from the inside out that allows you to hear from God each day. For a limited time, enjoy FREE First Class Shipping. Plus, you'll get the intro, instructions, and Week One immediately as a download so you can get started right away!
People who want to cultivate a quiet inner peace
People who are hungry to hear from God
People who want to feel grounded in the midst of chaos
People who are interested in exploring contemplative practices
People who want to take their relationship with God deeper
If you're exhausted with the usual devotionals and Bible reading plans and you want something refreshing, Unhurried is for you!
More about Unhurried
The pandemic revealed our unhealthy relationship with busyness. Some of us like to stay busy, rushing around, to prove our worth by our productivity. Some of us like to stay busy to avoid the discomfort of having to sit with ourselves. Many of us realized for the first time that the real busyness we feel isn’t in our schedules, but in our hearts. Though our social lives came to a stop, our minds and hearts were as hurried as ever. And when we have difficulty slowing our hearts and minds, we have difficulty hearing from God.
This season has impressed on me the need to approach the Bible in an unhurried way, slowly meditating on a verse or two, allowing God to use the passage to transform me into the person I was created to be. When we approach Scripture in this slow, unhurried way, we will experience God’s peace, love, and hope. We will better understand who we are and how God created us to live. We will learn to settle our minds and hearts, resting in God’s love, no matter how chaotic the world around us may be. And, perhaps most importantly, we will train ourselves to listen for God’s still, small voice.
This year has revealed to us that living an unhurried life has more to do with an inward peace than with an empty schedule. In these pages, I’ll invite you to slowly, meditatively read the Bible, pondering it from multiple angles, through various practices and exercises, all while listening for God’s still, small voice. There’s no need to rush here. You can take a deep breath and linger. Kick off your shoes, settle into your favorite chair, and enjoy some unhurried time with God.
About the Author
Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch located in Aurora, Illinois. She is an RYT-200 yoga teacher and a certified Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator. Jackson also holds an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. She spends time leading retreats, teaching about soul care, and training church leaders. She has served on staff at several churches and is a former small-group minister. She is passionate about helping people discover their calling and live out that calling in healthy, God-honoring ways.
What People Are Saying
"I love how practical the book is. But practical does not mean it's not deep. It takes intentionality to really engage with the reading and exercises."
"This book is sooo good! As a mom of 6, I rarely have “unhurried” moments in my day. This book has been the perfect way to start my days this year! It has helped heal parts of my heart I didn’t even know needed it. Go get this book! You won’t regret it!"
"I did my first week of Unhurried and am so grateful for this resource! Love the different approaches that I may not ever think of. Thank you for your passion, energy, and time in creating it. Can’t wait to share with some friends as gifts."
"I’m enjoying using Unhurried as part of my morning “Jesus time” every day. I’m on week 26 and love how it has slowed me down and the tools you’ve provided are helping me to be more present and open before God as I practice a stillness I’ve always struggled to achieve."
"I'm so glad I have this guide and it's been so helpful that I've given it to several others friends and family already. Unhurried is easy to jump in to. It is easy to customize for what you need. It lets you set aside time to read a short passage of Scripture, reflect more deeply on it throughout the week, and try out spiritual practices and exercises that work best for you. The whole resource is created to help you not feel guilt or pressure but slowly find tools you can regularly use to fall more in love with Scripture."
"The reason I ordered this is because even as a minister who honors sabbath, I had ahard time finding regular rhythms of rest during the rest of the week. This guide has been so easy to use & doesn’t feel overwhelming like some reading guides do. Amy Jackson does a wonderful job mixing practicality & education in this guide. I sit this book on top of my stack of stuff to do at the end of each day so I can start the next day with Unhurried. Highly recommend & couldn’t be more thankful for the timing of this guide."
"This book offers a holistic approach for spiritual formation in one’s personal life. Each week offers unique perspectives, activities, and questions to deepen one’s walk with the Lord. It is short and simple making it easy to work into a daily or weekly routine."
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