Busy? Too little time? Hurried? Hassled?
Does this sound like your life? Where can you find time to enjoy life?
To be with those you love? To do what you find fulfilling?
Imagine a better way. A deeper life. A life without hurry. Where each day is rich with meaning and the little joys of life. A life focused on what is truly important.
There is one who lived such a life. He accomplished all he was meant to, but he did it without being hurried and harried. He offers to share that life with you.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?" Jesus asked. "Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." -- Matthew 11:28-29, The Message.
This book gently invites you into four (not forty) spiritual practices. They are basic practices of Jesus who habitually lived in ways that opened his heart to God's work. In a busy life, he made time for solitude and silence. He practiced simplicity. He enjoyed Sabbath. He served with the wisdom and strength God gave him.
God will use these same basic practices to build you into a peaceful, unhurried person.
This hardback book is perfect for personal study, as a gift book or for use in Bible studies.
Gary Holloway is Ijams Professor of Spirituality at Lipscomb University. He has recently co-authored Living God's Love: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality and many of the very popular Meditative Commentaries from Leafwood Publishers.