Item description for Choosing Rest: Cultivating a Sunday Heart in a Monday World by Sally Breedlove & Luci Shaw...
Overview Breedlove helps readers understand that their lives don't have to be perfect to approach God and she encourages them to move from "Sabbath keeping" to "Sabbath living."
Publishers Description The Bible promises that rest is available to us right now. Jesus can lead us into His presence--and rest--today. This book gives you the tools to cultivate an attitude of rest that will help you remain in Him, even in the midst of our restless lives.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2002
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576832929 ISBN13 9781576832929
Availability 0 units.
More About Sally Breedlove & Luci Shaw
Steve and Sally Breedlove have spent their life together pastoring churches in the United States and Canada. They have been married for thirty-six years and live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They have five children, three of whom are married, and five grandchildren. Steve received a Th.M. and D.Min. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently the rector of All Saints Church, Chapel Hill-Durham. He has spoken in numerous countries training pastors and next-generation leaders with an emphasis on spiritual formation and mentoring. He is also the founder and director of the Anglican Missional Pastor leadership development program. Sally is the author of Choosing Rest and a contributor to several other books. She speaks frequently at retreats and conferences. Together with Jennifer Ennis, she has developed and helps lead JourneyMates, a small-group spiritual-direction ministry. Sally also serves on the national board of directors of the Anglican Mission in the Americas and the Christian Foundation of the Triangle.
Sally Breedlove currently resides in Raleigh, in the state of North Carolina. Sally Breedlove was born in 1950.
Bravo Sally for your words of encouragement in this book. I am the mother of three children under four and your poetic writing has refreshed me. I have given your book to many of my friends and it has been the catalyst for many intimate discussions. We can't wait for you to write another book! Thank you for helping us Choose Rest. Keep up the wonderful work and thank you for your faith in the Lord.
Lifechanging, healing words Mar 23, 2003
Sally's book was a blam for my hurting soul. I find the daily challenges of life, at times, can be overwhelming. Sally's book has provided the way, via God's truth, to a place of true heart rest as I face each storm of life. Reading this book can change you forever.
Choosing rest gets to the heart of managing stress and anxie Mar 7, 2003
Choosing rest is a very readable, practical and inspirational book full of heartdeep concepts and inspirational stories which reach out beyond the popular how to's of time management and stress busting strategies to the very core principles of spiritual rest.
Anyone who struggles with intense or low grade anxiety or stress knows the vicious cycle of trying to contol life circumstances by using an exhaustive supply of creative resources only to continue to feel chronically overwhelmed, exhausted and frustrated with God ourselves and others. This book encourages women at all stages of life and circumstances to look at the deeper heart issues which often get us demanding of God and others to have guarantees of victory, freedom from pain and suffering or at least a "doable" life.
Using relevant scripture stories and modern examples Sally respectfully challenges us not to absorb the stress of our secular and Christian cultures as inevitable but rather to take responsibility to understand and continually reframe them into realistic gateways to long term peace and rest.
I have learned greatly from Choosing Rest in my own walk and have used many ideas in teaching and speaking. Sally uses an engaging, clear writing style with just enough personal input to let you know she is a fellow struggler. Because "choosing" rest involves daily discipline and a passion for long term change this is a book to read and reread and use as a constant resource and reminder of the need to deliberately and prayerfully make space for rest in our lives.
The chapters successfully identify and address specific themes problematic to rest and several will no doubt speak directly and powerfully to areas in your life that present ongoing struggles.
I have recommended this book to several women in my counseling practice and am using it in a small group women's study I lead. There are several thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter for further introspection or discussion.
Geri Fitch Chartered Psychologist Marriage and Family Therapist Calgary, Alberta