Sabbath by Wayne Muller
Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest

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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.
 

About Wayne Muller

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Wayne Muller is an ordained minister and a therapist, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and the founder of Bread for the Journey, a nationwide organization serving families in need. He was also Spiritual Care Consultant at the Betty Ford Center. His previous books include Legacy of the Heart, a New York Times bestseller; How, Then, Shall We Live?; and Sabbath.
 
Published September 11, 2013 by Bantam. 258 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Taking the Jewish Sabbath tradition as his starting point, Muller (How, Then, Shall We Live?) uncovers the basic pattern of all living things to follow a rhythm of exertion and rest.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Wayne Muller is the founder of Bread for the Journey, a nationwide community-based philanthropic organization, and a senior scholar at the Fetzer Institute.

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Muller challenges us to take a Sabbath day of rest, to set aside a Sabbath afternoon for silence, and to create Sabbath moments in our hectic weekday schedules.

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