Friday, April 30, 2010

Book Review: Sabbath (from the ancient practices series)

Sabbath: The Ancient Practices Sabbath: The Ancient Practices by Dan B. Allender

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
"the sabbath is not merely a good idea, it's a commandment."

in America, we tend to puff up our chests, proudly proclaiming how busy we are. really? how absurd is that? why do we resist slowing down and spending time at rest in quiet? why do so many resist the idea of sabbath?

we would all say that we crave it - but we seldom make the appropriate changes.

i anticipated finding in Dan Allendar's book Sabbath some practical ways to take a sabbath day of rest. i was sadly disappointed.

over and over (and over and over) Allendar makes that point that the day of rest - the sabbath day - should be a day of delight... of joy. what he wrote wasn't bad - but the repetitive nature of the 190+ pages made it difficult to stay interested.

after the third chapter, it was tough to stay focused.

i did, however, appreciate chapter 3 titled Holy Time.

time should be honored as a gift. "receive 'sabbath' time like a queen." be intentional with your time.

after that, it began to drag on and on and on. I had higher hopes for this book.

Next up is another book titled Sabbath written by Wayne Muller.
perhaps it will be better.

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