Acclaimed poet theologian Nicola Slee reflects on and wrestles with questions of how to practice the scriptural principle of Sabbath in a church and world that have become compulsively driven, competitive and workaholic, obsessively activist and outcome-oriented. Slee’s rich and inspiring exploration is rooted in her own poetry and that of Wendell Berry, in particular his profound Sabbath poems. Ideal reflective reading for Christians wishing to resist the materialistic pressures of the world.
Chapters An introduction to Sabbaths; The invitation ‘into the woods’; The invitation to cessation; The invitation to encounter; The invitation to fear; The recovery of vocation; ‘Coming out of the woods’.
Loved this book. Really helped me think behind the whole Sabbath thing. Very helpful in thinking about the retreat I run, Treargel. We also read it as a group which went well too, using her questions at the end of each chapter.
One of the best books I’ve read this year. A beautiful book which gently strips away excuses and learned patterns of busyness and invites us into a vulnerable rhythm of rest and transformation. A must read.