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Overview Lack of time is the chronic complaint of our culture - and the reality of most of our lives. Sabbath as a day of rest has been lost in our to-do lists and organizers, but the sense of Sabbath, as spiritual leisure, is very much needed in our time-starved world. Sabbath Sense offers a refreshing perspective on making the spiritual choice to take back our time, one moment at a time.
Publishers Description Lack of time is the chronic complaint of our culture -- and the reality of most of our lives. Sabbath as a day of rest has been lost in our to -- do lists and organizers, but the sense of Sabbath, as spiritual leisure, is very much needed in our time-starved world. Sabbath Sense offers a refreshing perspective on making the spiritual choice to take back our time, one moment at a time.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.15" Width: 6.11" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0806690178 ISBN13 9780806690179
Availability 0 units.
More About Donna E. Schaper
Donna Schaper serves as Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. She has also served churches in Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. She is the principal in a consulting firm called Bricks Without Straw, which shows not-for-profits how to raise energy and money and capacity, and has been involved with a series of turn-around congregations and a host of social-action issues. In addition to serving as pastor, she has written articles and books. Her recent books include: "Sacred Chow: Some Holy Ways to Eat, Forty-Day Journey with Howard Thurman"; and Prayers for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Donna lives in New York New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sabbath Sense: A Spiritual Antidote for the Overworked?
Hope for the time-starved Aug 9, 2006
"To my hard-working mother," the dedication reads, "who never forgot how to play." For Donna Schaper and her interfaith family, Sabbath is more than a day of the week: It's a state of mind.
With compassionate wit, she de-thrones a work ethic that no longer works. She models de-cluttering. Cajoles readers to embrace all those "unfinished" aspects of their lives, to see past the clamor and urgency. For Schaper, wife and mother of three, and a "circuit rider" for over 100 churches, recapturing the sacredness of time begins with a simple commitment: to pause more often and immerse in the moment.
Throughout the book Schaper's quotable prose delights with its snap and shine, yet readers will also relish its depth. Energetic and ecumenical, she engages responsibly with current issues. For the overworked and overwhelmed she urges a gentle return to rituals, the kind that beautifully interrupt one's headlong pace--with peace.
"[P]ack your spiritual baggage," she says, "and move to the neighborhood called Enough--enough time, enough rest, enough play."
A book this good could change the way you live.
A wonderful reminder of the sacredness of ordinary time! Dec 15, 1998
This book is a down-to-earth and creative reflection on living in the awareness of the sacredness of time. It is written with an air of honest struggle. Schaper realizes the cultural forces that distract us and calls us to a new place. A great reminder!