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Sabbath: The Hidden Heartbeat of Our Lives

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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’.

160 pages, Paperback

Published November 28, 2019

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December 29, 2020
An interesting exploration about Sabbath, and how we can benefit from withdrawing and contemplating where we are at.
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December 21, 2020
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.
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July 8, 2020
Sabbath or Shabbat is a ceasing of regular doings but this book seemed to be about doings.
It was too wordy so became hard reading for me
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April 28, 2022
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.
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