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Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting
Paperback      ISBN: 0802804578
?But I don?t wanna go to church!? Marva Dawn has often heard that cry—and not only from children. ?What a sad commentary it is on North American spirituality,? she writes, ?that the delight of ?keeping the Sabbath day? has degenerated into the routine and drudgery—even the downright oppressiveness—of ?going to church.?? According to Dawn, the phrase ?going to church? both reveals and promotes bad theology: it suggests that the church is a static place when in fact the church is the people of God. The regular gathering together of God?s people for worship is important—it enables them to be church in the world—but the act of worship is only a small part of observing the Sabbath. This refreshing book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God?s order for life—a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships. Dawn develops a four-part pattern for keeping the Sabbath: (1)ceasing—not only from work but also from productivity, anxiety, worry, possessiveness, and so on; (2) resting— of the body as well as the mind, emotions, and spirit—a wholistic rest; (3) embracing—deliberately taking hold of Christian values, of our calling in life, of the wholeness God offers us; (4) feasting—celebrating God and his goodness in individual and corporate worship as well as feasting with beauty, music, food, affection, and social interaction. Combining sound biblical theology and research into Jewish traditions with many practical suggestions, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly offers a healthy balance between head and heart: the book shows how theological insights can undergird daily life and practice, and it gives the reader both motivation and methods for enjoying a special holy day. Dawn?s work— unpretentiously eloquent, refreshingly personal in tone, and rich with inspiring example—promotes the discipline of Sabbath-keeping not as a legalistic duty but as the way to freedom, delight, and joy. Christians and Jews, pastors and laypeople, individuals and small groups—all will benefit greatly from reading and discussing the book and putting its ideas into practice.
Sadhana: A Way to God
A Way to God
Paperback      ISBN: 0385196148
A series of spiritual exercises which combine Eastern meditation techniques with Christian prayer is designed to aid in achieving inner peace
The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective
The Suffering of God
An Old Testament Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 0800615387
Paperback      ISBN: 014044114x
Dedicated to truth and the celebration of his individuality, the eighteenth-century French philosopher reexamines his life, ideals, and experiences
Journal III: 1970-1978
Journal III
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226204081
More an eloquent chronicle of the mind's life than a recital of daily routine, this volume of Mircea Eliade's journal offers a remarkably candid portrait of a renowned scholar and his work. The entries
The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
The Sacred and the Profane
The Nature of Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 015679201x
A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.
Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works
Bernard of Clairvaux
Selected Works
Paperback      ISBN: 0809129175
The Druids
The Druids
Paperback      ISBN: 0500273634
Combines fact and folklore in exploring the history and culture of the mysterious Celtic priests
Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to the Present
Creeds of the Churches
A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0804205264
Journal IV 1979-1985
Journal IV 1979-1985
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226204146
Gathers excerpts from the journal Eliade kept during the last seven years of his life