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These days, people talk about their schedules filling up 24/7-twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We wear busyness like a merit badge, as if the more we do, the better we become. But R. Paul Stevens says that's not biblical. For the Christian, life isn't about checking off "to-do" lists. It's about connecting with God and infiltrating thoughtful, biblical faith into their everyday lives. Sometimes that means activity, but sometimes not. Everyday spirituality embraces purposeful items of work, relationships, and rest, centered on God instead of personal or cultural expectations. But how can you do it? It's not easy exiting the fast tract to practice a slowed down yet down-to-earth holiness. Stevens understands this, and offers practical insights to developing a "subversive spirituality"-a meaningful faith that seeps into your work, family, sexuality, friendships, outreaches, aloneness, and leisure-and plunders you with joy. But most importantly, it motivates you to lovingly abide with God seven days a week.
For those whose lives have turned into an endless to-do list, Stevens provides a guide for living out faith seven days a week.
R. Paul Stevens is Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology, Regent College, Vancouver BC and Marketplace Ministry Mentor. He has worked as a carpenter and small businessman, and served as the pastor of an inner city church in Montreal. He has written many books and Bible studies, including Liberating the Laity, Marriage Spirituality, The Other Six Days and Satisfying Work.