Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath keeping Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made in everything we do, every day of the week With practical examples, Wirzba unpackSabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath keeping Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made in everything we do, every day of the week With practical examples, Wirzba unpacks what that means for our daily lives at work, in our homes, in our economies, in school, in our treatment of creation, and in church This book will appeal to clergy and laypeople alike and to all who are seeking ways to discover the transformative power of Sabbath in their lives today.
Living the Sabbath Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives right In Living the Sabbath Norman Wirzba leads us to a much holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath keeping Wi
I don t usually read theology books at all, so this was a stretch for me, but I am really glad I tried it.The first couple of chapters where he focuses on the theology of the sabbath were wonderful It really made me think about how we do orient our lives around busyness and work, rather than sabbath rest, which is not keeping the sabbath commandment And the general thinking about how sabbath connects us to the rest of creation and caring for creation that was great Lots of good stuff to think ab [...]
An incredibly important book I d love to see churches of all denominations take this on in adult Sunday schools, book studies, and other small groups Wirzba challenges all aspects of modern, Western culture, both within and outside the church some topics he covers are education, food, environmentalism, and human and animal suffering Each topic is rooted in the ground of worshipful delight in creation, and Wirzba respectfully draws on Jewish theology as well as Christian thinking throughout the p [...]
This is a fantastic book that I see myself continually reading as a way to center myself in what is truly central to life lived fully in Christ.
Wirzba writes on the meaning of the sabbath, a timely topic in today s rushed life By placing a discussion on the sabbath within God s own delight on the day of rest, and within the Ten Commandments, he places a reflection of the sabbath within a reflection on created orders The sabbath is a day of joy and delight of God s gifts of life to us, because it was God s own response to a creation well made It is not just a break from hectic work and schedules, it has meaning for everything we do a foc [...]
Wirzba confronts today s culture of work, food production, economic structures etc describing it as devoid of rest and delight He attempts to lift the meaning of Sabbath off the one day at the end of the week when human beings withdraw from activities in order to rest if indeed they do, and defines it as a lifestyle of delight that can be attained when we withdraw to redefine our lifestyles and its effects not only on our state of being but also the environment While his proposals are timely and [...]
I ll admit a certain bias, having had the pleasure of learning with Dr Wirzba in class, but this is simply one of the finest books on the Sabbath I read it in parallel with Heschel s Sabbath and Brueggemann s Sabbath as Resistance to prepare for a recent retreat also two fine books Living the Sabbath strikes an excellent balance of the theological and practical, interweaving the two in a deeply organic and transparent way.Wirzba takes a sabbath worldview and applies it imaginatively and thoughtf [...]
I found this book to be very scolding Had it been the first book I d read about Sabbath I m not sure it would ve made me desire to have a practice of Sabbath keeping Other books accomplished far in that direction for me He far too often indulged in hyperbole to make a point and instead killed his overall credibility for me I d been doing my best to stay engaged until he totally lost me on the subject of architecture, implying that every single American house was built the same way and applying [...]
I have enjoyed, and learned from, several of Wirzba s essays dealing with agrarian philosophy, and I also found to be very helpful and challenging his previous book The Paradise of God Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age , so I have been looking forward to reading this new one I haven t been disappointed It is both insightful and challenging The sort of book that should be read carefully by anybody who cares and is willing to think about what it could mean to live a life that is nourished by [...]
This was the first book I read as I began my research on my Masters project on Sabbath Mission I fell in love with it within the first few pages and have returned to it again and again This is a well written, accessible book about the transformative power of the Sabbath for our daily lives If you wanted to read one book about Sabbath, I d recommend this in a heartbeat.
Sabbath is a way of life, not a day off Our frenetic society has placed US at the center of everything, and we have failed to trust in God s goodness as we abuse ourselves and His creation This is a book I will need to read again and again For now, I will practice taking delight in God s wonderful gifts
A perspective every Christian should read This is probably the most holistic book written on the Sabbath that I know of The Sabbath is not merely a day one sets aside or a theological concept it is a mindset and a way of life.
We as a society have misplaced the tradition of keeping the Sabbatht just on Sunday or Saturday, as the case may be but during the week also Wirzba explains how to maintain a Sabbath attitude while attending to our duties on a weekday basis.
Great conception of making Sabbath the paradigm Christian s live in everyday It is not always easy prose to work through however It is even better as I reflect back on it at the end of the year.
skimmed has some great parts
A beautiful book to read on sabbath living.
I actually didn t quite finish this one before I had to return it to the library, but it is a theological and scriptural exploration than the philosophical Allender Sabbath book.
What an excellent book Not a technical, how to book but something fluid and organic essentially written how we should also live and worship