“Sabbath” was on my reading list and was gifted to me by my daughter Becca for Christmas. It was one of many books I received for Christmas, but the first one I read. It is an easy read – the chapters are each short essays, complete on their own, but also building on the rest. Most of the chapters are only 3-5 pages long so this book is easy to read in short spurts and set back down, but what you read is a complete thought in itself. I finished (okay devoured) the entire book in less than a week. And I enjoyed it so much, that I wanted to share!
Although written primarily from a Judeo-Christian theology, “Sabbath” incorporates examples from many other religions and philosophies (Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu) and even from science and nature, showing that the biological need for rest and renewal is common throughout the world and the message is intended to reach a broad audience, regardless of personal beliefs. Each chapter ends with a suggested “Sabbath practice” that you can try or not, as your needs and desires dictate. I recommend this book for anyone who needs a reminder to slow down.