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?
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About the Author
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
About the Author 243