Rest and War: Rhythms of a Well-Fought Life

Rest and War: Rhythms of a Well-Fought Life

by Ben Stuart
Rest and War: Rhythms of a Well-Fought Life

Rest and War: Rhythms of a Well-Fought Life

by Ben Stuart


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Struggle well. Fight for progress. Know the one who has fought for you.

You don’t have to live in this world long before discovering that the pursuit of intimacy with God occurs within the context of adversity. It is a fight. Yet it is a fight in which our King has won the decisive victory! You have been set free…into a raging battle!

But there’s good news: your struggles do not mean you’re doomed, rather they’re actually a sure sign that you are alive. Now you must learn to struggle well, for Jesus did not free you from the fight, he freed you for the fight.

Rest & War is a field guide for the spiritual life; a book of ancient methods of transformation transposed into a modern key. Borne out of pastor Ben Stuart’s personal life-experiences and decades in ministry, Rest & War offers biblical and practical guidance for:

  • Battling what’s holding you back while building what will propel you forward
  • Trading patterns of thinking that diminish intimacy with God for ones that encourage it
  • Fighting sin and cultivating an environment that allows you to flourish
  • Designing your everyday schedule based on your God-given purposes to bring more meaning into your routines

God has called you into the good fight of life; step into it boldly, strategically. Flee evil and pursue intimacy with your Creator. Uproot what is broken and cultivate what is life-giving. Make war on what is destructive, and rest in the God who loves you.

Are you ready to walk elegantly through the battlefield of life?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785248316
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/25/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 312,000
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ben Stuart is the Pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C. He previously served as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly Bible study attended by thousands of college students on the campus of Texas A&M, for eleven years.

Ben earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime. They currently reside in the Washington, D.C. area with their three kids, Hannah, Sparrow, and Owen.

Ben is the author of Rest & War: Rhythms of a Well Fought Life, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age, and the Bible study, This Changes Everything.

Table of Contents

Part 1 A Struggle, A Savior, and a Strategy

1 The Survival Guide 3

2 The Conquering King 17

3 Life in the Battlefield 33

Part 2 War

4 Understand the Enemy's Playbook 45

5 Eliminate Exposure 55

6 Paddle Downstream 73

7 Look Upstream 85

Part 3 Rest

8 The Proper Pursuit 103

9 From Anxiety to Intimacy 115

10 Productive Schedule 135

11 Protective Saints 153

12 Positive Release 171

13 The Story of the Spirit 189

14 In Step with the Spirit 203

15 Take Heart When Troubles Come 219

Acknowledgments 231

Notes 235

About the Author 243

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