Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World
:We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety--a way of life to which we've sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of "life" ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the...
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:We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety--a way of life to which we've sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of "life" ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God's creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God's rest.
This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God's plan for the restoration and healing of all creation.
Matthew Sleeth, MD, is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet and a former emergency room director and chief of medical staff. He practices what he preaches; after simplifying his life and cutting his energy use by more than two-thirds, he now writes, preaches and teaches full time about faith and the environment. Together with his wife, Nancy, and their two children, he helps lead the growing creation care movement. Sleeth is a graduate of The George Washington School of Medicine. The Sleeths live in Kentucky. To learn more, visit www.blessedearth.org.
- :<b>contents<br><br>part&1: Sabbath For Us<br></b>1. Sabbath And Time<br>2. Sabbath And Work<br>3. Sabbath And Health<br><b>part&2: Sabbath For Others<br></b>4. Sabbath And Relationships<br>5. Sabbath, Economy, And Technology<br>6. Sabbath And The Marginalized<br><b>part&3: Sabbath For Creation<br></b>7. Sabbath And Creation<br>8. Sabbath And The Land<br>9. Sabbath And Critters<br><b>part&4: Sabbath For Worship<br></b>10. Sabbath And Witness<br>11. Sabbath And Worship<br>12. Sabbath And Discipleship<br>index