The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath

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Thomas Nelson, Mar 11, 2007 - Religion - 240 pages
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Many of us have endless demands and stifling daily routines. Learn why Sabbath is essential to our full humanity and faith, a rhythm of work and rest set by God that if restored to our lives will bring prolonged life, enriched relationships, increased fruitfulness, and abundant joy.

We are waylaid by endless demands and stifling routines. Even our vacations have a panicky, task-like edge to them. “If I only had more time,” is the mantra of our age. But is this the real problem? Pastor Mark Buchanan believes that what we’ve really lost is the rest of God—the rest God bestows and, with it, that part of himself we can know only through stillness.

In The Rest of God, you’ll:

  • Form a deeper relationship with God by understanding Sabbath’s true purpose
  • Learn how Sabbath allows us to live more fully into our status as free people, released from the grueling, incessant demands of life
  • Connect Sabbath to the ultimate rest—heaven
  • Receive practical advice for restoring Sabbath in your life

With this book, Buchanan reminds us that Sabbath is about much more than going to church on Sunday. It's about the much-needed time to be still. The gift of Sabbath is essential to our full humanity and faith. God, knowing that and knowing how easily we might neglect it, made it a command. Begin your own journey of restoration and renewal!

 

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User Review  - jjvors - LibraryThing

[The Rest of God] by [[Mark Buchanan]] is perhaps the best book I've read on Sabbath keeping--and I've read a lot, having kept Sabbath for all 43 years of my Christian walk. Mr. Buchanan, a pastor ... Read full review

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User Review  - iamh - Christianbook.com

Mark Buchanan is definitely a good writer, creatively weaving stories, anecdotes and scripture references throughout his prose. There were aspects of his book, however, that left me more puzzled than ... Read full review

Contents

Starting to Stop
1
One Thing Before You Stop
13
Establishing the Work of Your Hands
26
Taking Thoughts Captive
39
Paying Attention
55
Practicing the Sovereignty of God
72
Redeeming the Time
83
Stopping Legalism
103
Practicing the Presence of God
130
Game Plan
143
Wanting to Get Well
158
Stopping to Taste the Kingdom
160
Staying Hungry
173
Listening
189
Stopping to Glimpse Forever
202
Now Stop
217

Finding Your Joy
118

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About the author (2007)

Mark Buchanan is a professor and award-winning author. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Cochrane, Alberta. He is the author of eight books, including Your God Is Too Safe, The Rest of God, and Spiritual Rhythm.

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