The The Radical Pursuit of Rest: Escaping the Productivity Trap

The The Radical Pursuit of Rest: Escaping the Productivity Trap

by John Koessler, Mark Galli


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830844449
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 586,009
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Koessler (DMin, Trinity International University) is chair and professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he has served for over twenty years. He is the author of several books, including The Surprising Grace of Disappointment, True Discipleship, God Our Father and A Stranger in the House of God. He is the general editor of The Moody Handbook of Preaching and Foundational Faith, and has written for publications like Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Leadership and Decision.

Previously, John served as a pastor at Valley Chapel in Green Valley, Illinois, and served as consulting editor for Moody Magazine. He has made numerous radio and broadcast appearances, and is a frequent speaker at pastors' conferences. He and his wife Jane live in northwest Indiana and have two sons.

Galli is the managing editor of Christianity Today magazine. He previously edited Christian History. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and for 10 years served as a Presbyterian pastor in parishes in Mexico City and California.

He has written books on preaching, prayer and the challenges of pastoral ministry, and is a contributing writer to The Christian Millennial History Project. He is married with three children.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Galli
1. Restless Faith
2. The God Who Rests
3. Beyond the Day of Rest
4. False Rest
5. Rest and Ambition
6. Worship as Rest
7. Rest and the Digital Age
8. Rest and the Future
9. Final Rest
Questions for Group Discussion

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