Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight

Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight


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Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right? In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much more holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath-keeping. Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made—in everything we do, every day of the week. With practical examples, Wirzba unpacks what that means for our daily lives at work, in our homes, in our economies, in school, in our treatment of creation, and in church. This book will appeal to clergy and laypeople alike and to all who are seeking ways to discover the transformative power of Sabbath in their lives today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587431654
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Series: Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 790,748
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Norman Wirzba (PhD, Loyola University, Chicago) is research professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age.

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Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Votingwithmydollar More than 1 year ago
I bought this book based solely on his introduction to Wendell Berry's Art of the Commonplace, and am glad I did. We are fed a constant diet of fast is better, working long hours is good, weekends are for either more work or playing as hard as we work. We "need" more and bigger toys, and taking a break from constant motion is a bad thing. The hype is wrong, and taking the time to read this book will help to provide the break we all need.