Living the Sabbath : discovering the rhythms of rest and delight

by Wirzba, Norman.

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BV4597.55.W57 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  BV4597.55.W57 2006
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Losing our way
The meaning of the Sabbath
From Sabbath to Sunday
The practice of delight
The decline of delight
Pain and suffering
Work and the Sabbath
Sabbath at home
Sabbath economics
Sabbath education
Sabbath environmentalism
Sabbath worship.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mention Sabbath and most people envision a day of rest or possibly attendance at a worship service. But for Wirzba, chair of the philosophy department at Georgetown College in Kentucky, Sabbath is a way of life untangled from a consumer-dominated economy in order to slow down and appreciate life: "Put simply, Sabbath discipline introduces us to God's own ways of joy and delight." Using the lens of the Jewish Sabbath practice, Wirzba looks at contemporary life and explains why the most affluent nation on earth harbors so many discontented and unsatisfied people. What if education focused more on holy desire and delight than credentialing? How might our lives change if we took the time to grow, harvest and prepare our own food? In his chapter on Sabbath economy, he calls for the equitable distribution of resources as a top goal-an idea basic to the Hebrew Bible's understanding of Sabbath, but marginal to North American culture, even church culture. Far from merely urging readers to observe Sabbath once a week, this book will humble, fascinate, but most of all challenge spiritual seekers to pursue the fullness of Sabbath. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Christian practice of everyday life.
Subjects Rest -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sabbath.
Publisher Grand Rapids, MI :Brazos Press,2006
Language English
Description 172 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 1587431653 (pbk.)
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