This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships.
Author: Marva J. Dawn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships. Dawn's work offers both motivation and methods for enjoying a special holy day.
See Marva J . Dawn , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly : Ceasing , Resting ,
Embracing , Feasting ( Grand Rapids , Mich . : Eerdmans , 1989 ) . 27 . Dawn ,
Kecping the Sabbath Wholly , 49 . 28 . Abraham Joshua Heschel , The Sabbath :
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Regent College Publishing
"Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Bringing a distinctly Christian perspective to the subject of finding true rest in the midst of daily pressures, Siang-Yang Tan diagnoses what ails us and provides thoroughly practical steps to help us respond to Jesus' invitation. "In this book, Siang-Yang Tan draws from a richness of experience to write with warmth and compassion. Since he himself knows the difficulty of slowing down in these hyperactive times, he is able to give practical guidelines to others, drawn from a wealth of information found in the Scriptures, empirical research, and psychological reports. . . . If rest is not easy for you to put into practice, learn from an author who is growing at a healthy pace and willing to bring others along on the journey." -from the Foreword, by Dr. Gary R. Collins SIANG-YANG TAN is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He has authored or co-authored eight previous books, including Disciplines of the Holy Spirit and Understanding Depression. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly as a Restful Manner of Life One of the greatest gifts
for my life as one who serves God is observing the Sabbath. Celebrating a holy
day and living in God's rhythm for six days of work and one of rest is the best way
Author: Marva J. Dawn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly," Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of resting, ceasing, feasting, and embracing. Now, she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week. (Practical Life)
in isaiah 58:13 the prophet reminds the people of god that by keeping the
Sabbath holy (or wholly) they would find their joy in the lord. The fourth
commandment not only describes how best to live in community, in balance and
stability; it also ...
Author: Trevecca Okholm
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
There is a lot of talk these days about how churches need to become more "missional" and "Kingdom-focused"--but what about the families that make up our churches and often reflect the surrounding culture more than the Kingdom of God? Christian families know that God has a better purpose for marriage and family but often don't have the slightest idea how to get there. And while many books on Christian marriage and family are inwardly focused on simply getting along "better," this book addresses the cultural influences that have taken our focus away from God's intended purpose for marriage and family and, through analysis and practical suggestions, recalls marriages and families to the purpose for which God intended them in the first place--namely, to serve God's Kingdom as witnesses to a world desperately seeking deeper purpose and authenticity.
Wayne Muller , Sabbath : Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest ( New York :
Bantam , 1999 ) , in Stephen Caldwell , “ Working on Kingdom Theology ... Marva
Dawn , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly ( Grand Rapids : Eerdmans , 1989 ) , 206 .
Author: Christine Aroney-Sine
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Outlines practical methods through which Christians can reconnect with God's natural and spiritual rhythms, sharing advice on how to establish a peaceful pace within a frenzied or high-pressure schedule. Original.
Author: Anne Broyles
Soul Tending expands on the ideas Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster put forth in The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry (published by Upper Room) and offers a practical way for senior high youth and young adults to study spiritual disciplines while strengthening relationships among participants. The study includes lessons on inward, outward, and corporate disciplines. The goal is that Christ would be formed in each participant. Youth and adults co-journ together as they examine classical and contemporary disciplines, supporting one another, and intentionally seeking encounters with God. Key Features: -- Easy-to-use format allows group members to chart their own course through the book -- 43 sessions give participants plenty of material to choose from for a spiritual life retreat, an occasional session, a seasonal study for Lent or Advent, a short-term option, or a weekly covenant group -- The role of the leader/facilitator can change each time the group meets -- The teaching component can be used as a large group session, or as the basis for discussion in the small group or spiritual life retreat
Marva J. Dawn , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly : Ceasing , Resting , Embracing ,
Feasting ( Grand Rapids , Mich .: Wm . B. Eerdmans , 1999 ) , 5 . 2. Wayne Muller
, Sabbath : Finding Rest , Renewal , and Delight in Our Busy Lives ( New York ...
Author: Melissa Bane Sevier
Publisher: Alban Books
"Time to reflect. Time. This is what clergy renewal is about. To continue in 'the heat of work' our whole career is to rob ourselves and our congregations of the time we and they need to reflect on our lives and our call. Here is where change begins." - Melisa Bane Sevier "Melissa Bane Sevier - fresh from (and refreshed by) a much-needed sabbatical - offers personal testimony, practical advice, and an array of helpful resources that will inspire and empower pastors to seek and then to drink deeply of a time apart. This is a moving statement from and on behalf of our hard-working clergy, written for them but also for those who care about their well-being and that of the congregations they serve." - Dorothy C. Bass - Author, Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time "Vital congregational ministry depends on the leadership of pastors, priests, and rabbis whose hearts sing with vision, creativity, faith, competence, and passion. In Journeying toward Renewal Melissa Sevier uses her pastoral sensitivity to tell her own renewal story and the stories of those who have been lead in the planning and practice of renewal leave by the question "What will make my heart sing - again?" Whether you're planning an extended time of renewal leave, or just trying to bring regular sabbath time back into your days and weeks, this book will be a trustworthy guide." - Richard Bruesehoff - Director for Leadership Support, ELCA - Co-author of Clergy Renewal: The Alban Guide to Pastoral Sabbaticals
Ask your leadership team : What does it mean to keep the Sabbath ? After some
discussion , work through each step of the four part " sabbath - keeping " process
identified by Marva J . Dawn in her book , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly .
Author: Leonard I. Sweet
Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated
Sweet vividly portrays the new paradigms facing churches today and tells how to minister effectively in a fluid, postmodern culture.
THE WEEKEND : THE SABBATH Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday , while the
more traditionalist Eastern churches stayed ... EVE QUOTED IN DAWN ,
KEEPING THE SABBATH WHOLLY A DAY OF REST Y O ST the Sabbath
Author: Martha Whitmore Hickman
Publisher: Dimensions for Living
This book explains the need for and provides ways to carve out a spiritual time in your week--the Sabbath concept--to rest and create opportunities for renewal of body and spirit. The author offers stories, examples, and rituals that honor the pattern of a day of rest. Chapters deal with the background of the seven-day week; the rhythm of the week; the weekend; the Sabbath concept; reclaiming the Sabbath; habits for a successful Sabbath, and 52+ ways to honor the Sabbath.
If this sounds like a typical Evangelical apologetic for a biblical truth that is limited
to those who believe , consider the research finding Marva Dawn cites in her
book Keeping the Sabbath Wholly . Juan - Cardos Lerman , professor at the ...
Author: David L. McKenna
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Christians are to be in the world, not of the world. But worldly self-interest has crept into the church. The ultimate goals of filling empty pews, constructing bigger buildings, and ultimately gaining greater glory for the church itself are disguised by seemingly altruistic strategies like 'church planting' and 'marketing the Gospel.' Wesleyan Leadership in Troubled Times calls the church to be holy and whole in motive, mission, and ministry. McKenna challenges the church to confront our self-interested culture with the self-sacrificing love of Jesus Christ.