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Mark Buchanan (2) (1960–)

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He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Virginia. He has been an editor and writer for Nature and New Scientist. (Bowker Author Biography)
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"The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath" by Mark Buchanan is a profound exploration of the concept of Sabbath and its transformative power. Buchanan weaves together theology, personal anecdotes, and practical insights to guide readers toward a deeper understanding of rest and its spiritual significance.

The author delves into the fast-paced, modern world and addresses the urgency of finding true rest amidst the chaos. His eloquent prose and thoughtful reflections make a compelling case for embracing the Sabbath as a sacred space for rejuvenation and connection with the divine.

What I find particularly commendable is Buchanan's ability to blend theological depth with a practical approach. He doesn't just advocate for Sabbath in theory; he provides tangible ways for readers to incorporate rest into their lives. His emphasis on the holistic nature of rest, encompassing not just physical but also emotional and spiritual dimensions, resonates well.

Buchanan's writing style is engaging, and his sincerity shines through as he shares personal experiences and struggles with rest. It adds authenticity to his message, making the book relatable to a broad audience. Moreover, his respect for the Sabbath as a gift from God and a means of restoring the soul aligns well with your theological background.

Overall, "The Rest of God" is a thought-provoking and enriching read, inviting readers to pause, reflect, and embrace the rest that God intends for our well-being. It's a book that transcends denominational boundaries, offering universal insights into the profound significance of Sabbath rest in our lives.
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VandaChittenden | 8 andre anmeldelser | Nov 9, 2023 |
When a writer is transparent about the mystery and mess that accompany the spiritual journey I'm drawn in. Even better, Buchanan presents his ideas with thoughtful prose -- the sort of writing that seems effortless but really requires skill and heaps of work.

"[T]here is a self-satisfaction that, rightfully embraced, is the opposite of pride." 152

From the chapter "Where the Stones Sing"

After describing a walk on the beach: "All this God makes for the sheer joy of making tings, most of it for HIs eyes only, and then goes off and makes something else."

"One of the strongest evidences that we are not resting in God or risking much for God is the lowly state of the arts among Christians."

"Let's talk about trying too hard. Christians are generally driven by a desire to edify. We want what we do to have a meaning, a moral, a message. ... Our poems teach, our paintings proclaim, our stories make points. To a certain extent, this is good. But just walking from the front door to the sidewalk, I get the impression that God isn't overburdened with the same impulse. He just likes making things...like an eccentric inventor who creates for the sheer quirky joy of it..."
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rebwaring | 4 andre anmeldelser | Aug 14, 2023 |
Found this author today (2022 0610 fr 23 cest). I'm curious if this is pastoral or technical (restoring saturday). The word Sabbath looks to be misused for Sunday.
Lost from whom.

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ruit | 8 andre anmeldelser | Aug 9, 2022 |
One of my favorite books, worth re-reading once a year. Extremely well written with life changing and needed ideas about rest, and that God designed us to need rest, thinking it so important that it was a part of the 10 commandments, just like not murdering.
JohnKaess | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 23, 2020 |


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