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Sabbath
     

Sabbath

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by Wayne Muller
 

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The Sacred Rhythm of the Sabbath and How to Restore It in Your Own Life

Toward the end of his life, Thomas Merton warned of a "pervasive form of contemporary violence" that is unique to our times: overwork and overactivity. In his work as a minister and caregiver, Wayne Muller has observed the effects of this violence on our communities, our

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The Sacred Rhythm of the Sabbath and How to Restore It in Your Own Life

Toward the end of his life, Thomas Merton warned of a "pervasive form of contemporary violence" that is unique to our times: overwork and overactivity. In his work as a minister and caregiver, Wayne Muller has observed the effects of this violence on our communities, our families, and our people. On Sabbath, he responds to this escalating "war on our spirits," and guides us to a sanctuary open to everyone.

Muller immerses us in the sacred tradition of the shabbat (the day of rest) a tradition, Muller says, that is all but forgotten in an age where consumption, speed, and productivity have become the most valued human commodities. Inviting us to drink from this "fountain of rest and delight," he offers practices and exercises that reflect the sabbath as recognized in Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. Through this way of nourishment and repose, Muller teaches, we welcome insights and blessings that arise only with stillness and time.

Rich with meditations, poems, and inspiring true stories, Sabbath asks us to remember this most simple and gracious of all spiritual practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591795957
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Muller

Wayne Muller has dedicated his life to the service of others, having spent the last 20 years working closely with some of the most disadvantaged members of society. he is the founder of Bread for the Journey, a nationwide relief organization, and TREAT, a community-based AIDS research and care group. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Wayne is the author of the national bestseller Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood; How Then, Shall We Live?; and Sabbath – Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest.

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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.