Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives

by Wayne Muller
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Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller

In today's world, with its relentless emphasis on success and productivity, we have lost the necessary rhythm of life, the balance between work and rest. Constantly striving, we feel exhausted and deprived in the midst of great abundance. We long for time with friends and family, we long for a moment to ourselves.

Millennia ago, the tradition of Sabbath created an oasis of sacred time within a life of unceasing labor. Now, in a book that can heal our harried lives, Wayne Muller, author of the spiritual classic How, Then, Shall We Live?, shows us how to create a special time of rest, delight, and renewal—a refuge for our souls.

We need not even schedule an entire day each week. Sabbath time can be a Sabbath afternoon, a Sabbath hour, a Sabbath walk. With wonderful stories, poems, and suggestions for practice, Muller teaches us how we can use this time of sacred rest to refresh our bodies and minds, restore our creativity, and regain our birthright of inner happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553380118
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 104,893
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wayne Muller is an ordained minister and therapist and founder of Bread for the Journey, an innovative organization serving families in need. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, he is Senior Scholar at the Fetzer Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He also runs the Institute for Engaged Spirituality and gives lectures and retreats nationwide. He is the author of Legacy of the Heart, a New York Times bestseller, and How, Then, Shall We Live? He lives with his family in northern California.

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Sabbath 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Dennis_T More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT book. It reminds us of quite and peace. It reminds you of what the Sabbath should be. My favorate line in this book is, The Sabbath is the incubator of wisdom.
pj414reader More than 1 year ago
This book was very encouraging to me and I return to it for inspiration and encouragement to live in the moment, breathe deeply, take time for what really matters and to take a regular time to rest. It makes sense to CHOOSE to rest rather than run pell mell, stressing through life until one is FORCED to rest due to illness. Our bodies will eventually rest, but it is much more fun to rest while feeling well than to rest when one cannot even read or watch a movie due to extreme fatigue or depression. Mr. Muller includes ideas for "Sabbath" days. I have found this book to be very helpful in slowing me down. As someone said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed."
Guest More than 1 year ago
Muller writes well. He is well read. He speaks across religious traditions. He invites reflection without 'sermonizing.' And he is on target in his assessment of our material culture and how sabbath keeping is revolutionary.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
highly recommended, you must check it out.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We need this book. Thought provoking, accessible, practical. It aids the practice of mindfulness and living on a human scale. Cultural forces push the individual to exist as an economic unit. Treasures like this book help us live richly as conscious beings.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Muller's analysis of why we behave the way we do, and how our behaviors diminish our lives is clear and rings true. His recommendations for bringing balance to our lives are thoughtful and approachable. I couldn't be more grateful to my love who gave me this book.