This book presents the fourteen different types of biblical rest and shows how tired and overworked women can incorporate them into their everyday lives.
Today's Christian women are tired. They battle exhaustion--physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. They have too much work to do, and far too many people who depend on them. While they may treasure their roles as wives, mothers, church volunteers, and career women, oftentimes, in trying to manage everything well, they forfeit personal rest and refreshment time. Without necessarily meaning to, family members, employers, society, and even the church often urge women to work harder and accomplish more. Some women today believe they have no "right" to rest. Many have never been given permission to rest.
Some Christian women admit they feel guilty or selfish when they rest, as if they are wasting their time. These women have never discovered the life-enhancing secrets of biblical rest--the type of rest God's Word clearly teaches. Women need to know that God created them to rest, both the "put-up-your-feet-for-ten-minutes-rest," as well as the deeply-satisfying, life-renewing rest God's Word teaches. God gives his daughters permission to rest--the right to rest!
In A Woman's Right to Rest, you will discover the fourteen distinctive types of rest Scripture teaches and encourages, and that biblical characters (including Jesus himself) demonstrate in the Gospels. You will learn how to incorporate each type of rest into your busy, everyday life.
What this book will do for readers:
- Explain biblical rest and how it differs from society's definition of rest
- Teach the fourteen different types of biblical rest and how to incorporate them into everyday life
- Show Christian women that biblical rest is a Scriptural mandate, not a luxury
- Explain why regular biblical rest is essential to a woman's life, work, and faith
- Show how biblical rest empowers and enhances a woman's total health, relationships, work/career, and God-called ministry to others
- Provide practical ways to rest (as taught by Scripture), showing how to make each rest time a meaningful and spiritual experience
About the Author
Denise George has ministered to women through speaking, teaching, and writing for more than three decades. She is the author of 25 books and more than 1500 articles in both Christian and secular magazines. Her books include I Am My Sister's Keeper, What Women Wish Pastors Knew, and The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister. She has traveled the world, and spoken to and met women from many different cultures. She conducts writing-to-publish seminars across the United States and teaches "The Writing Minister," a 13-week writing-to-publish course, at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. Denise is married to Dr. Timothy George, founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School; theological advisor for Christianity Today; and author of more than 30 books.