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Keeping the Sabbath Wholly

Four great themes of the sabbath experience

Andy McRae, associate pastor, Sligo church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

Marva Dawn has constructed her book around four great themes of the Sabbath experience. And experience is exactly what her book is about. Sabbath is not a doctrine to be defended, but a practice to be engaged.

Each section presents what the Bible says, drawing practical, doable ideas that bring life to Sabbath experience. For example, the author speaks of Sabbath ceasing—to cease not only from work itself, but also from the need to accomplish and be productive, from the worry and tension that accompany our modern criterion of efficiency, from our efforts to be in control of our lives as if we were God, from our possessiveness and our enculturation, and from the humdrum and meaninglessness that result when life is pursued without the Lord at the center.

She then beautifully fulfills this and other like intentions. The book is inspiring and practical.


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Andy McRae, associate pastor, Sligo church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

May 1997

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