The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath 

Missio Nexus’ leadership thoughtfully summarize books, giving you the Leader’s Edge to help inform, stimulate and provoke profitable discussion.

Leader’s Edge: Spiritual Formation

The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath*

By: Mark Buchanan

Thomas Nelson, 2007 

244 pages

Find it on Amazon*

*As an Amazon Associate Missio Nexus earns from qualifying purchases.


We are reaching back in time to feature this classic book that is so needful in this age of super-busyness. Who of us, especially emersed in mission and ministry, didn’t wished we had more time to do things, but also more time alone with God? Mark Buchanan reminds us that Sabbath rest 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. He believes that what we’ve lost along the way of service is the rest of God—the rest God bestows and, with it, that part of himself we can know only by pausing.  

Leader’s Edge
No portion of Leader’s Edge may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic, or electronic process, nor copied for public use without the permission of Missio Nexus. Send a request to:

Related Articles

Welcoming the Stranger

Presenter: Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization, World Relief Description: Refugee and immigration issues have dominated headlines globally recently. While many American Christians view these…


Upcoming Events