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Working From the Place of Rest

Tony Horsfall

Working From the Place of Rest

Tony Horsfall

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Exhaustion, burnout, tiredness, even breakdown... sadly, such conditions are all too common these days, not least among those involved in some kind of Christian ministry, whether full-time, part-time or voluntary. In striving to do our utmost for God, we can easily forget that there were many times when Jesus himself was willing to rest, to do nothing except wait for the Spirit's prompting, so that he demonstrated the vital principle of 'working from a place of rest'.

^^Drawing on extensive experience of training and mentoring across the world, Tony Horsfall reflects on the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman to draw out practical guidance for sustainable Christian life and work. As he writes: 'Come and sit by the well for a while. Take some time out to reflect on how you are living and working. Watch Jesus and see how he does it. Listen to what the Spirit may be saying to you deep within, at the centre of your being; and maybe, just maybe, God will give you some insights that will change your life and sustain your ministry over the long haul.'^
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About "Working From the Place of Rest"

Exhaustion, burnout, tiredness, even breakdown... sadly, such conditions are all too common these days, not least among those involved in some kind of Christian ministry, whether full-time, part-time or voluntary. In striving to do our utmost for God, we can easily forget that there were many times when Jesus himself was willing to rest, to do nothing except wait for the Spirit's prompting, so that he demonstrated the vital principle of 'working from a place of rest'.

^^Drawing on extensive experience of training and mentoring across the world, Tony Horsfall reflects on the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman to draw out practical guidance for sustainable Christian life and work. As he writes: 'Come and sit by the well for a while. Take some time out to reflect on how you are living and working. Watch Jesus and see how he does it. Listen to what the Spirit may be saying to you deep within, at the centre of your being; and maybe, just maybe, God will give you some insights that will change your life and sustain your ministry over the long haul.'^
-Publisher.


- Koorong

This title encourages busy Christians to learn how to rest in God's presence and find a work/life balance. It shows how we can learn from Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well ("John 4"). It is designed to be particularly helpful for those involved in some kind of ministry, whether voluntary, part- or full-time. The author has established speaking and writing ministry, focusing on retreats/quiet days. It builds on "Mentoring for Spiritual Growth" (reprinting August 09). It is suitable for those who feel life is spinning too fast and they need to relearn a 'Sabbath' principle, people active in church work, in any capacity, mentors and counsellors, and those who enjoy books such as Stephen Cottrell's "Do Nothing to Change Your Life" (Church House, 2007). It explores the importance of learning to combine the demands of active Christian ministry (whether full- or part-time or voluntary) with cultivating a peaceful heart and the ability to rest in the middle of life's busyness. The author uses the context of the 'woman at the well' story from "John 4", examining what we can learn from Jesus' example of being prepared to stop on his journey, listen to God and be guided into unexpected encounters that lead to sharing gospel values and lives transformed.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Tony Horsfall

Tony Horsfall is a freelance trainer with a passion to help individuals deepen their relationship with God. He is an elder of his local church in West Yorkshire and a graduate of London School of Theology, and regularly travels abroad leading retreats and quiet days, road-testing the material in this book in Singapore. He has written a number of other books, including Song of the Shepherd, Mentoring for Spiritual Growth, Rythmns of Grace and A Fruitful Life for BRF, and also writes for New Daylight Bible reading notes.

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Excerpt from: Working From the Place of Rest

:INFO TAKEN FROM PROPOSAL, NOT FINALISED:Introduction: the discipline of stoppingIt's helpful to think of life as a journey (John 4:1-5)1.Jesus on a journey2.The journey through life3.Journeying with GodIt's natural to feel tired on the journey (John 4:6-8)4.The humanity of Jesus5.Ready to drop?6.Beating burnoutIt's permissible to stop and rest and to be refreshed (John 4:6)7.Busy doing nothing8.Keeping Sabbath9.The importance of leisureIt's important to drink from the well (John 4:10-26)10.Jesus and the water of life11.Soul Thirst12.Finding a place of intimacyIt's essential to have something to draw with from the well (John 4:11& 28)13.Holy habits14.Stillness, silence and solitude15.Reflection, Bible meditation and contemplationIt's liberating to know that God is at work even when we are resting (John 4:31-42)16.Samaritan harvest17.Working from a place of rest18.Alive and alert

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  • Catalogue Code 293290
  • Product Code 9781841015446
  • ISBN 184101544X
  • EAN 9781841015446
  • Pages 136
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Bible Reading Fellowship
  • Publication Date Jan 2010
  • Sales Rank #89291
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 7 mm
  • Weight 0.179kg

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