The Sense of the Call
Why is it "so hard" to serve God these days? Church workers suffer from low morale, while Christians of all stripes struggle to find their way in a culture fixated on sexuality, violence, and wealth. In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly,"...
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Why is it "so hard" to serve God these days? Church workers suffer from low morale, while Christians of all stripes struggle to find their way in a culture fixated on sexuality, violence, and wealth. In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly," Marva Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of "resting, ceasing, feasting, "and "embracing." Now, in "The Sense of the Call," she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week. A Sabbath way of life, Dawn asserts, consists of "resting" in the Kingdom's grace, "ceasing" by grace attitudes and actions that hinder the Kingdom, "feasting" so as to radiate the gracefull splendor of the Kingdom, and "embracing" the Kingdom's gracious purposes. To this end, Dawn teaches skills such as learning to rest in prayer, saying no to busyness, enjoying the body, and embracing the cost of living as a Christian disciple.Frank yet compassionate, "The Sense of The Call" will guide all who serve, whether in the Church or world into a more restful, joy-full life of trust in God.
Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) serves as theologian/educator under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington and as a Teaching Fellow, Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver.
Her books Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God and The Unnecessary Pastor with Eugene Peterson both received Christianity Today's book award in the category of the Church/Pastoral Leadership. Her other books has been quite provocative with regard to contemporary trends in worship and society such as Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down; Is It A Lost Cause? and A Royal Waste of time.
Most recently she has authored Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity and In the Beginning, GOD: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life.
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