Item description for Sabbath Moments by Adolfo Quezada...
A six-week prayer format using Scripture, brief reflection and prayer to soothe your mind, body and soul. By becoming conscious of God in Sabbath Moments, we rest, restore and re-create ourselves.
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Studio: Catholic Book Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.18" Width: 5" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher Catholic Book Publishing Company
ISBN 1878718800 ISBN13 9781878718808
Availability 0 units.
More About Adolfo Quezada
Adolfo Quezada, a retired counselor and psychotherapist, has authored thirteen books on psycho-spiritual issues. He holds master's degrees in counseling and journalism from the University of Arizona. Quezada is married and has four children and five grandchildren. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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Invaluable Words of Wisdom Oct 19, 2005
I love how Adolfo Quezada illustrates how to balance self care with tending others in his important book, Sabbath Moments, teaching that life is in the moment at hand. He says it is not enough to rest our body, we must also rest our soul. He describes this as Sabbath Moments, the spaces between bursts of energy, the silences between words spoken, the deaths between times of living.
Quezada teaches that without stopping to rest, to gather ourselves and to remember who we are, we will live without purpose, direction or meaning. We need some time to catch our breath's in order to restore and recreate. Most importantly, Quezada writes, "when we enter Sabbath Moments, we break out of our routine and become conscious of God."
Sabbath rest time includes freedom from activity or labor, the busyness of life and learning to sanctify time. Our habit to keep busy is hard to break when our culture urges us to do more and more, he says. Yet, as Quezada poetically describes, God's nature is like the ocean, ebbing and flowing, waxing and waning, working and resting. He asks, "Who am I to disallow the respite that my soul requires?"
Reminding us that we cannot be everything to everybody, nor can we be available to others all the time, he advises, "we do not have to wait until we are utterly drained and exhausted before we rest." Pointing out that we are cyclic creatures with circadian rhythms that require regular breaks and alternating periods of sleep and wakefulness, Quezada teaches that our psychic energy undergoes a constant death and resurrection. "It breaks down and must be built up again. We are not unlike the farmer's field that must lie fallow periodically in order to restore lost elements and energy before it can be used again. Activity and dormancy depend upon one another. Life is pulsation." An intelligent, practical and illuminating book, Sabbath Moments affirms my belief that "rather than secluding us from the troubles of the world, solitude will fortify us to re-enter the world with more zeal." Every person should take a nap with this restorative book.