For the past couple of years, the topic of the Sabbath has fascinated me. It’s clearly an important concept in the Bible, but I’ve never seemed to get a solid hold on how it should translate into my weekly calendar. Honestly, the thought of it seems a little boring. I mean, where’s the challenge in doing nothing for a day.
Then, a couple of weeks ago I started reading Sabbath by Dan Allender. This book has caused me to totally reconsider the presuppositions I’ve made about the Sabbath. Rather than taking the path of legalism, this is a book about delight. In the author’s words, “We are driven [in the work we do] because our work brings us power and pride that dulls our deeper desire for delight. …We are far better at handling difficulties than joy.”
Although I’m only half way through, it’s already the best book that I’ve read this year (and I’ve read some great books this year).
If you decide to read it, let me know. I’d love to hear your thoughts.