Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849918707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849918704

A book everyone should read … probably more than once to be reminded of the importance of rest.

Buchanan took a sabbatical to research the subject of the rest of God. And found so much that pricked his own heart about taking too little rest. He noticed that “the harder he worked, the less he accomplished.” and he realized that “the sabbath was a form of mending”.  There is some renewal that only comes from resting in the Lord and being still.

In my own life, I have always known the importance of the sabbath, but Bachanan has placed a new and fresh look at The Rest of God. The Sabbath is about much more than going to church on Sunday. It’s about the much need time to be still. God must have known how easily we find we are running ourselves ragged. And how we would need instruction and reminders on this.

Never have I read a book and wanted to read it again before I had even finished it the first time. I’m putting the book back on my list of “Books to Read” cause I plan to read it again.

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The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath

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5 thoughts on “The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

  1. Wow! I just left a comment over on Gayl’s site, about how God has been teaching me the importance of REST. I think I need to put this book on my wishlist!! Thanks for sharing this! –Blessings!

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