Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Sabbath Challenge by Paul M. Burns Review
Sabbath keeping can seem like an impossibility when our lives are crammed so full of obligations, responsibilities, distractions, worries, and cares. Yet learning to disconnect from the world for a day so that we might rest may be the most important thing we can do for ourselves—and for our relationship with God.
Rest is a radical act of faith, and the Sabbath is a day to become more aware of ourselves and those around us, to learn how to live in heaven, to experience the powerful, compassionate love of God.
This Bible study, written for both individuals and groups by Presbyterian pastor Paul Burns, is a challenge to all who seek rest from the world, a challenge to embrace the Sabbath and the peace it offers
Paul M. Burns serves as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Garland, Texas, and as a leadership coach for fellow pastors. He holds an Masters of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of "Prayer Encounters: Changing the World One Prayer at a Time"; "Wider, Longer, Higher, Deeper: Forty Days of Prayer, Scripture, and Growth-filled Questions" and, with co-author James M. Burns Jr, "Blessing Encounters: Creating Family One Blessing at a Time." Prior to entering seminary, he worked as an investment consultant in New York City.
He lives in Sachse, Texas, with his wife, Jennifer, his two children, and his faithful dog, Chuy.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- I know people who will either agree with this or hate it. It is a really good book and can teach rest on at least one day. I get that if you are a parent there is never a real rest, but with the author's guidance you might be able to get a heaping dose of faith based relaxation.