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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Widely-acclaimed author Mark Buchanan states 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." Stillness as a virtue is a foreign concept in our society, but there is wisdom in God's own rhythm of work and rest. Jesus practiced Sabbath among those who had turned it into a dismal thing, a day for murmuring and finger-wagging, and He reminded them of the day's true purpose: liberation-to heal, to feed, to rescue, to celebrate, to lavish and relish life abundant.

With this book, Buchanan reminds us of this and gives practical advice for restoring the sabbath in our lives.

 

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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 pastor, award-winning author, and father of three who lives with his wife, Cheryl, on the West Coast of Canada. Educated at the University of British Columbia and Regent College, his work has been published in numerous periodicals, including Christianity Today, Books and Culture, Leadership Journal, and Discipleship Magazine. He is the author of six books: Your God Is Too Safe, Things Unseen, The Holy Wild, The Rest of God, Hidden in Plain Sight, and Spiritual Rhythm.

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