Rhythms of Rest

Rhythms of Rest

"This book breaks all your preconceived notions about Sabbath."--MARK BATTERSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker This book is for anyone who is weary--who longs for rest but doesn't know how to make it a reality.

Author: Shelly Miller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441230522

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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An Inspiring, Practical Guide to Finding Rest and Getting Closer to God Sabbath-keeping not only brings physical refreshment, it restores the soul. God commands us to "remember the Sabbath," but is it realistic in today's fast-paced culture? In this warm and helpful book, Shelly Miller dispels legalistic ideas about Sabbath and shows how even busy people can implement a rhythm of rest into their lives--whether for an hour, a morning, or a whole day. With encouraging stories from people in different stages in life, Miller shares practical advice for having peaceful, close times with God. You will learn simple ways to be intentional about rest, ideas for tuning out distractions and tuning in God, and even how meals and other times with friends and family can be Sabbath experiences. Ultimately, this book is an invitation to those who long for rest but don't know how to make it a reality. Sabbath is a gift from God to be embraced, not a spiritual hoop to jump through.
Categories: Religion

Searching for Certainty

Searching for Certainty

In this book, Shelly Miller, a trusted ministry leader, explores how difficult times can actually be purposeful times of spiritual growth.

Author: Shelly Miller

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 0764235974

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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We all long for certainty in life, yet things often don't go as we expect. When facing illness, job loss, strained relationships, and other struggles, our impulse is to question God and strive to fix things ourselves. In this book, Shelly Miller, a trusted ministry leader, explores how difficult times can actually be purposeful times of spiritual growth. Weaving the exodus story from the Bible with her own story, she shares how to focus on God rather than trying to overcome challenges in our own limited strength. Each chapter features a simple spiritual practice to help us enjoy the peace and security that is only possible through Christ. Uncertain seasons will soon be translated as an aha instead of an oh no.
Categories: Religion

Home Together

Home Together

... Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2018); Shelly Miller, Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World (Bloomington: Bethany House Publishers, ...

Author: Thomas Bergen

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525571336

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Emerging adults today feel homeless and alone. How can the church share the good news of a God who offers home and togetherness? Home Together gives a compelling account of a Christian student residence that has shared this good news by engaging emerging adults in a community of discipleship and belonging. For over thirty years, the Menno Simons Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia has supported university students and helped them to grow together in their faith. Using the metaphor of home to describe this community, Thomas Bergen outlines a practical theology of ministry among emerging adults as a shared home construction project. He explores six aspects of the Menno Simons Centre as home—spiritual, supportive, sabbatical, safe, spurring, and sending—combining theological reflection, cultural analysis, personal testimonies, and practical wisdom. Set against the backdrop of postmodern challenges, Home Together offers an inspiring model of ministry among university students that might well be adapted for other contexts.
Categories: Religion

Searching for Certainty

Searching for Certainty

She is the author of Rhythms of Rest : Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in Busy World and leads the Sabbath Society , an online global community that practices weekly rest as reality . She is described as a poet with an acute taste for ...

Author: Shelly Miller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493427956

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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We all long for certainty in life, yet things often don't go as we expect. When facing illness, job loss, strained relationships, and other struggles, our impulse is to question God and strive to fix things ourselves. In this book, Shelly Miller, a trusted ministry leader, explores how difficult times can actually be purposeful times of spiritual growth. Weaving the exodus story from the Bible with her own story, she shares how to focus on God rather than trying to overcome challenges in our own limited strength. Each chapter features a simple spiritual practice to help us enjoy the peace and security that is only possible through Christ. Uncertain seasons will soon be translated as an aha instead of an oh no.
Categories: Religion

With Love Mom

With Love  Mom

She is the author of Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World. Visit Shelly's blog, Redemption's Beauty, at www.redemptionsbeauty.com, for stories about the adventure of living as an expat in London.

Author: Dawn Camp

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736972918

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A Mother's Love Is Far from Ordinary A mother knows just what her daughter needs...the gentle guidance of her hand and the welcoming refuge of her heart. This collection of touching stories from your favorite Christian bloggers and authors will help you see motherhood—in all its forms—with fresh eyes and a grateful spirit. Hear from Rachel Macy Stafford, Holley Gerth, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Wynter Pitts, Rachel Anne Ridge, and more than 30 other beloved voices as they share their personal challenges and parenting memories. Whether you're a mom looking for refreshment or a daughter wanting to show your appreciation, this lovely compilation of tender and heartfelt stories is a testament to the life-changing, inspiring, and outright extraordinary journey of motherhood.
Categories: Religion

The Heart of Marriage

The Heart of Marriage

She is the author of Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World (Bethany, October 2016). Visit Shelly's blog, Redemption's Beauty, for stories about the adventure of living as an expat in London.

Author: Dawn Camp

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441220653

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The best marriages are not necessarily the most perfect and picturesque. Marriage is about walking together through all of life's ups and downs, its challenges and triumphs. And no relationship offers more chances for personal and spiritual growth, love and support, and just plain fun. Collecting true stories from some of today's best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and reflect on the heart of marriage. With beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is a great gift for the bride-to-be, the couple celebrating a significant anniversary, or for any time readers need a lift. Contributors include Holley Gerth, Kristen Welch, Emily Wierenga, Renee Swope, and many more.
Categories: Religion

True You

True You

In a noisy world consumed with busyness, this book will help you think about silence and solitude differently.” Shelly Miller, author of Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World “This book stopped me in my tracks.

Author: Michelle DeRusha

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493416288

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Many of us are bent on producing and achieving, striving and hustling for our self-worth. Beneath this relentless drive churns a deep yearning to uncover our true selves and our purpose in this world. Gardeners familiar with the technique called "pruning open" know that the secret to healthy plants and trees lies in subtracting rather than adding. Similarly, we begin to flourish as we let go of our false selves and allow God to prune us open. With powerful stories and revealing research, Michelle DeRusha helps readers: - learn how to declutter their hearts, minds, and souls through the practice of directed rest - let go of busyness, striving, and false identities to embrace their truest selves as beloved children of God - grow in their relationships, vocations, communities, and intimacy with God True You offers those exhausted by the pervasive do-more, be-more messages of our society a path toward rest, renewal, and, ultimately, wholeness in Christ.
Categories: Religion

Utmost Ongoing

Utmost Ongoing

Shelly Miller is a veteran ministry leader and founded the Sabbath Society, an online community of people who want to make rest a priority. She is the author of Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World.

Author: Oswald Chambers

Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing

ISBN: 9781627077460

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The beloved devotional My Utmost for His Highest has challenged, encouraged, and moved people to think more deeply about their relationship with the Lord. Utmost Ongoing is filled with contributions from an eclectic group of people who share exactly what that devotional has meant to them. From Christianity Today International’s Harold Myra to contemporary Christian music artist Phil Joel, contributors select a My Utmost for His Highest quote and then expound on what it means in their lives with personal insights and stories. Stretch your understanding of God and how He works as you ponder the timeless wisdom of Chambers paired with modern-day stories of inspiration.
Categories: Religion

The Art of Intentional Living

The Art of Intentional Living

Sabbath. Rest. Those of us who live in the “more advanced” cultures of the world's industrialized nations are almost totally disconnected from our natural rhythms. Our body, mind, and spirit were not designed by nature to perform ...

Author: Delia Delia

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514437841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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The Art of Intentional Living explains how our life is the creation of our mind. We have knowingly or unknowingly created all the outcomes and circumstances of our life, and frequently many of them are not what we would have chosen because we ourselves have created the blockages that keep us disconnected from abundance, peace, love, joy, and fulfillment in so many areas of our life. The goal of this book is to promote the healing and integration of your body, mind, emotions, and spirit, which is an essential element of intentional living. You will learn how to attain a balanced mind and calm emotions, how to transition to a healthy, balanced lifestyle in harmony with the rhythms of nature, and how to nurture your spiritual connection in order to receive greater wisdom and inner strength. Furthermore, the healing of our world begins with peace, harmony, and wisdom in our own heart. Therefore, when we have made our transition to intentional living and have allowed our present reality to be transformed, we will at the same time be contributing to the healing and transformation of the earth and all her inhabitants.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Sabbath

Sabbath

Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives Wayne Muller ... The human spirit is naturally generous; the instant we are filled, our first impulse is to be useful, to be kind, to give something away.

Author: Wayne Muller

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780804151252

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In today's world, with its relentless emphasis on success and productivity, we have lost the necessary rhythm of life, the balance between work and rest. Constantly striving, we feel exhausted and deprived in the midst of great abundance. We long for time with friends and family, we long for a moment to ourselves. Millennia ago, the tradition of Sabbath created an oasis of sacred time within a life of unceasing labor. Now, in a book that can heal our harried lives, Wayne Muller, author of the spiritual classic How, Then, Shall We Live?, shows us how to create a special time of rest, delight, and renewal--a refuge for our souls. We need not even schedule an entire day each week. Sabbath time can be a Sabbath afternoon, a Sabbath hour, a Sabbath walk. With wonderful stories, poems, and suggestions for practice, Muller teaches us how we can use this time of sacred rest to refresh our bodies and minds, restore our creativity, and regain our birthright of inner happiness. Praise for Sabbath “Muller's insights are applicable within a broad spectrum of faiths and will appeal to a wide range of readers.”—Publishers Weekly “One of the best spiritual books of the year.”—Spirituality and Health “Wayne Muller's call to remember the Sabbath is not only rich, wise and poetic, it may well be the only salvation for body and soul in a world gone crazy with busyness and stress.”—Joan Borysenko, author ofMinding the Body, Mending the Mind and A Woman's Book of Life “This is a book that may save your life. Sabbath offers a surprising direction for healing to anyone who has ever glimpsed emptiness at the heart of a busy and productive life.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
Categories: Religion