Sabbath Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives

ISBN-10: 0553380117

ISBN-13: 9780553380118

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Authors: Wayne Muller
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Description: In today's world, with its relentless emphasis on success and productivity, we have lost the necessary rhythm of life, the balance between work and rest. Constantly striving, we feel exhausted and deprived in the midst of great abundance. We long for time with friends and family, we long for a moment to ourselves. Millennia ago, the tradition of Sabbath created an oasis of sacred time within a life of unceasing labor. Now, in a book that can heal our harried lives, Wayne Muller, author of the spiritual classic How, Then, Shall We Live?, shows us how to create a special time of rest, delight, and renewal--a refuge for our souls. We need not even schedule an entire day each week. Sabbath time can be a Sabbath afternoon, a Sabbath hour, a Sabbath walk. With wonderful stories, poems, and suggestions for practice, Muller teaches us how we can use this time of sacred rest to refresh our bodies and minds, restore our creativity, and regain our birthright of inner happiness.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Wayne Muller is an ordained minister and therapist and founder of Bread for the Journey, an innovative organization serving families in need. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, he is Senior Scholar at the Fetzer Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He also runs the annual Institute for Engaged Spirituality and gives lectures and retreats nationwide. His first book, Legacy of the Heart, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives with his family in northern California.

Remember the Sabbath: A Note on the Exercises
Rest
Rest for the Weary: Lighting Sabbath Candles
The Joy of Rest: Creating Time and Space
Legalism and the Dreary Sabbath: A Sabbath Meal
A New Beginning: Begin Again
It is Good: Blessing
Fear of Rest: Silence
Dormancy: The Sabbath Box
Rhythm
The Rhythm of Creation: The Sabbath Walk
Inner Music: The Cadence of Breath
Hurtling Toward the Eschaton: Nature
Let It Be: Prayer
The Book of Hours: Lectio Divina
Time
A Life Well Lived: Play
Seize the Day: Altar
Why Time is Not Money: Reciting Our Precepts
A Deeper Wealth: The Wealth of Companionship
Happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness: Gratefulness
The Gospel of Consumption: Happiness for Free
Selling Unhappiness: Morning Rituals
The Tyranny of Choice: Stopping to Rest
Sensuality and Delight: Take Off Your Shoes
Wisdom
Doing Good Badly: Patience
Be Still and Know: Sleeping on It
Nobody Special: Humility
Being Sabbath: Thinning
Beginner's Mind: Cleansing
Consecration
Mindfulness and Holiness: Confession
The Way of Enough: A Place at the Table
Ownership: Giveaway
Breaking the Trance
A Sabbath Day
Evening
Morning
Afternoon
Leaving Sabbath Time
Sources and Permissions
Acknowledgments
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