The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
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The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath*
By: Mark Buchanan
Thomas Nelson, 2007
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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.
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GREAT suggestion! This is one of my top 10 books of all time. I reread it every few years.