In The Rest of God, author Mark Buchanan says that the Sabbath is essential to our full humanity and faith. God set forth a rhythm of work and rest that if restored to our lives will bring prolonged life, enriched relationships, increased fruitfulness, and abundant joy. For the majority of us who have endless demands and stifling daily routines, discovering the "rest of God" is the solution to "not enough time."
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Many of us who desire to draw close to God know that in order to do this, we have to spend time alone with Him. Our busy schedules prevent many of us from doing this because when Sunday (the traditional sabbath)gets here we come home from church and then run all our errands all over town that we didn't do Monday-Saturday. Then we wonder why God is not answering our prayers. This book is so well written and spoke to me in such a convicting and relaxing way that I am going to re-read it and give copies to my friends and pastor. I wish there was an audiobook of it for when I travel. This book showed me how important the Sabbath is for your health. I cut my lawn on Sunday afternoon and find this relaxing. The lawnmowers steady noice drowns out any other distracting noise. I use it to talk and pray to God. In the book it explains that if this is a process that stills your heart and helps you communicate better with God then it is not violating Sabbath guidelines. Please buy this book you won't be sorry.
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This is DEFINITELY NOT a book for new Christians or non-Christians! I have read the introduction through chapter four and also chapter nine. I cannot read anymore. I find this author to be in error. He is also arrogant, foolish and lewd. I dont see enough Gospel in this book to call it Christian!On page four Buchanan claims that the path to heaven is in our imagination. He goes on to say that repentance is simply changing our minds; no mention of conviction from the Holy Spirit or turning from sin to Jesus: just change the way you think. He also implies that the Evil in our minds that separates us from God is simply our busyness.On page 72, Buchanan writes, One thing stops God dead in his tracks. He is very haughty to assume that anything stops God! Making this statement Buchanan implies that we can control God. This is a reflection of his overall attitude of arrogance. We can control our relationship with God by distancing ourselves from Him because of our sin but we cannot control Him. Buchanan goes on to say on page 72 that, Pride usurps God. Again I would have to disagree with him. Nothing usurps God! God is bigger than our sin. God is bigger than anything we could even begin to imagine. Pride destroys us and our relationship with God but it doesnt take Him by force!Because of these statements and many others in this book from Buchanan I do not respect him as a Christian leader. His display of arrogance, lust, foolishness and pride make me question his qualifications as a pastor and teacher. There may be some tidbits of wisdom in this book but they are hard to find and I have no desire to keep searching through this book because so much of what he says here is offensive to me.
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