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Sabbath Keeping Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest

ISBN-10: 0830832580

ISBN-13: 9780830832583

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lynne M. Baab

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Let's give ourselves an A for effort.- We keep our minds so preoccupied with work projects that we act and think on autopilot.- We keep our kids so occupied with activities that they need day planners before grade school.- We keep our schedules so full with church meetings and housekeeping and even entertaining that down-time sounds like a mortal sin.When we fail to rest we do more than burn ourselves out. We misunderstand the God who calls us to rest--who created us to be people of rest. Let's face it: our rest needs work.Sabbath recalls our creation, and with it God's satisfaction with us as he made us, without our hurried wrangling and harried worrying. It also recalls God's deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, and with it God's ability to do completely what we cannot complete in ourselves. Sabbath keeping reminds us that we are free to rest each week.Eighteen months in Tel Aviv, Israel, where a weekly sabbath is built into the culture, began Lynne M. Baab's twenty-five-year embrace of a rhythm of rest--as a stay-at-home mom, as a professional writer working out of her home and as a minister of the gospel. With collected insights from sabbath keepers of all ages and backgrounds, Sabbath Keeping offers a practical and hopeful guidebook that encourages all of us to slow down and enjoy our relationship with the God of the universe.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Lynne M. Baab, Ph.D. (www.lynnebaab.com) is the author of several books and Bible study guides on spiritual practices, including Sabbath Keeping and Fasting. She has also written books on online communication, such as Friending and Reaching Out in a Networked World. She is a Presbyterian minister and teaches pastoral theology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Acknowledgments
A Gift for Our Time
What Happens When Everything Stops
Does God Get Tired? The Sabbath in Scripture and Christian History
A Day Without a "To Do" List
The Making of a Sabbath Celebration
Too Busy to Rest? Obstacles to Keeping a Sabbath
Going It Alone and Other Practical Issues
Call the Sabbath a Delight
Some Jewish Sabbath Prayers
For Further Reading
Sources
About the Author
Scripture Index