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Sabbath The Ancient Practices

ISBN-10: 0849946042
ISBN-13: 9780849946042
Edition: 2010
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Description: To rest does not mean to cease all activity.Bestselling author Dan Allender presents an insightful and fascinating look at the origins and purpose of Sabbath. Serving as volume three in The Ancient Practices Series, Sabbath examines the key issues  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

To rest does not mean to cease all activity.Bestselling author Dan Allender presents an insightful and fascinating look at the origins and purpose of Sabbath. Serving as volume three in The Ancient Practices Series, Sabbath examines the key issues of this oft-misunderstood day of the week.This "day of delight," as instituted by God, has become a dirge for millions of believers. For many, it is simply a break from the busyness of the work week. So, what keeps us from properly understanding, sanctifying and celebrating this important day? Allender looks at not only the history of this discipline, going all the way back to ancient Israel, but also at the modern manifestations and misunderstandings of its practice.Allender bases his premise on the Hebrew word for rest, Menuha, which is best translated as joyous repose, tranquility, or delight. It is through this lens that he resurrects this lost definition of what it really means to rest.

Dan B. Allender (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., counseling psychology, Michigan State University) is professor of counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He taught previously at Grace Theological Seminary and Colorado Christian University. A speaker and writer, his books include The Healing Path, To Be Told, How Children Raise Parents, The Wounded Heart and Leading with a Limp. With Tremper Longman, he wrote Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies and the Intimate Marriage Bible studies.

Phyllis Tickle is Contributing Editor in Religion for "Publishers Weekly". One of America's most respected authorities on religion, she is frequently interviewed for both print & electronic media, & is a regular guest on PBS's "Religion & Ethics News Weekly." The author of more than two dozen books, including the recently published "Divine Hours", she lives in Lucy, Tennessee.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Delight that Delivers Us to Joy
Seldom Sabbath
Sabbath Pillars
Sensual Glory
Holy Time
Communal Feast
Play Day
Sabbath Purpose
Sabbath Play: Division Surrenders to Shalom
Sabbath Play: Destitution Surrenders to Abundance
Sabbath Play: Despair Surrenders to Joy
Sabbath Performance
Acting Out Sabbath in Ritual and Symbol
Sabbath Silence
Sabbath Justice
Conclusion: Deliver Us on to Delight
Study Guide
Notes
Bibliography
About the Author

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