- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (1 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764218433
- ISBN-13: 978-0764218439
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rhythms of Rest Paperback – 1 Oct 2016
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From the Back Cover
"This book breaks all your preconceived notions about Sabbath."--MARK BATTERSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle MakerThis book is for anyone who is weary--who longs for rest but doesn't know how to make it a reality. Shelly Miller, a sought-after mentor on Sabbath-keeping, shows how even busy people can implement a rhythm of rest into their lives--from small windows of time to a whole morning or day. With encouraging stories from people in different stages in life, Miller shares practical advice for not only finding physical refreshment but also restoring your soul. You will learn: - Simple ways to be intentional about rest
- Ideas for tuning out distractions and tuning in to God
- How meals and other times with friends and family can be Sabbath experiences Sabbath is a gift from God to be embraced, not a spiritual hoop to jump through. Discover how genuine rest is possible today. "Shelly Miller writes from her soul--one that has been seeking rest in the midst of heavy transition and the busyness of life. What you learn will help you love God more deeply."--Margaret Feinberg, author of Live Loved and Fight Back With Joy
About the Author
Shelly Miller is a veteran ministry leader and sought-after mentor on Sabbath-keeping. She leads the Sabbath Society, an online community of people who want to make rest a priority, and her writing has been featured in "Outreach Magazine," "HomeLife," and other print and online publications. Shelly and her husband recently moved from the U.S. to London, England, where they resource church planting efforts.
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Top Customer Reviews
Firstly, I found Shelly’s account of how the Lord moved her family to England, and the struggles and opportunities for growing in faith very inspirational. It seems to be no coincidence that the Lord was impressing upon her the idea of Sabbath rest at such a time.
I also liked the fact that Shelly encourages her readers to explore Sabbath in the way that works best for them. Again, this was the complete opposite to the legalistic approach I had feared. Far from laying out rules and regulations for Sabbath-keeping, Shelly encourages us to explore Sabbath in the way which works best with our unique personalities and interests. Discovering that I can enjoy Sabbath rest while reading a book came as a huge relief.
Along with her own personal stories, Shelly also shares examples from other members of the Sabbath society, sharing how implementing rhythms of rest has impacted their lives. This makes for a much more rounded book.
Reading this book has served as an encouragement to me to spend more time being still and knowing that he is God, so thanks Shelly for this opportunity to reconsider how Sabbath can be applied to our modern lives.
Shelly Miller has a wonderful way with her words, and has knack of making you think differently when she shares her stories. This is not all about Shelly and how she has found rest invaluable though. She has also incorporated normal, everyday day busy people to show that rest is a necessity, and that it is possible to achieve. She dispels the myths and the fears around rest and Sabbath, and gives practice and valuable insights. I longed for a closeness with God, and "Rhythms Of Rest" has definitely helped me to achieve that. Not only have I benefited from this book, but my family has inadvertently benefited too! It's a life-changer!
I did struggle with one chapter, ‘Forced Sabbath’, because in it she talks about how illness is not just something you dread, but a ‘relief’ because it means a rest. I think she probably means temporary illnesses, which I can understand to some extent, but it was confusing as the chapter contained illustrations of cancer sufferers and tragic deaths, and I would struggle to label those events or indeed any chronic illness as either blessing or ‘relief’. But the book contains a wonderful compendium of wisdom on the benefits of taking time to rest, and I found it inspired me to view Sabbath as a gift, as well as a discipline.
“Are you weary and heavy laden? Are you tired? Come, he says. I will show you my ways. I will give you true rest. This, I suggest, is why you're holding this book now: to hear that voice, and heed it.” We read this in the forward by Mark Buchanan.
Let me share what I learned about Sabbath as I read this wonderful book:
“Isn't this how we long to approach the weekend, satisfied with our work and ready for relaxation? Unfortunately, contentment in work that lends permission to rest seems elusive. Our work is never fully finished. And that's why we don't allow time for rest.” It is difficult to unplug! We or I should say, I need to give myself permission to unplug. My work will be there on Monday when I return. During my centering prayer practice I ever so gently ‘let go’ with the use of my sacred interior icon. I need to do the same thing as I approach the weekend. I must ‘let go’ of the past week and not worry about what I will face the upcoming week. I need to give myself permission to rest!
Guilt: A Roadblock
“Guilt is one of the main road blocks for making Sabbath a reality.” There is too much work that needs to get done. I need to catch up on work emails. I must clean the house. I have to write or read. God does not wish me to feel guilty. God has given me the Sabbath as a gift. You must realize that the Sabbath is the Lord's gift to you. (Exodus 16.29)
Jesus Is Sabbath
“Jesus is Sabbath.” What a simple but true statement! Let me say it again. Jesus is Sabbath! Wow! During my centering prayer practice I ever so gently let go of all thoughts, emotions and even physical sensations. I sit with Jesus and rest. During centering prayer Jesus is my Sabbath.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is so eloquent but also so simple. Shelly and the SabbathSociety have impacted my life in profound ways. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is like a wonderfully honest, gentle and realistic friend - just what is needed when you're seeking true rest in a hectic and busy life.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I savoured this book for its beautiful poetic prose, but most of all for its ever timely message. In the past I thought the practice of Sabbath keeping meant rules, regulations,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joy Lenton
Shelly's writing is beautiful and evocative but the true beauty of it is the message of hope it conveys. Read morePublished 8 months ago by zoeprose