Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Review: Rhythms of Rest by:Shelly Miller

 Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World
About the Book:
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.


My Review:
 Back years ago in the 1800's or so people observed the Sabbath. To them it was a sacred time that God set aside but these days times are definitely different and changing. The author invites the reader on a journey of sorts. One that will take you down a different path than you may be accustomed to. In today's world that is moving so incredibly fast the author invites us to do what she did get off the busy road and slow down, take time to reflect and spend this time resting.

 She doesn't preach to you, she comes along side you and shows you a different way that you and God get both of the same things out of this life of yuors. It is a touching book in which the author shares her same struggles.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.