Living the Sabbath Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight

ISBN-10: 1587431653
ISBN-13: 9781587431654
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
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Description: Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right? In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much more holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath-keeping. Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right? In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much more holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath-keeping. Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made--in everything we do, every day of the week. With practical examples, Wirzba unpacks what that means for our daily lives at work, in our homes, in our economies, in school, in our treatment of creation, and in church. This book will appeal to clergy and laypeople alike and to all who are seeking ways to discover the transformative power of Sabbath in their lives today.

Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County. Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work. As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns. In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy.

Foreword
Preface
Setting a Sabbath Context
Losing Our Way
The Meaning of the Sabbath
From Sabbath to Sunday
The Practice of Delight
The Decline of Delight
Pain and Suffering
The Sabbath in Practical Context
Work and the Sabbath
Sabbath at Home
Sabbath Economics
Sabbath Education
Sabbath Environmentalism
Sabbath Worship
Notes

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