Keeping Sabbath - Ways to Practice - Books

The Pharisees said to Jesus, "Look, why are your disciples doing
what is not lawful on the sabbath?" Then he said to them, "The sabbath
was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath;
so the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.".


— Mark 2:24, 27-28


Books
Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time
Dorothy C. Bass (Jossey-Bass, 2000).
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Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest
Lynne Baab (Intervarsity Press, 2005).

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives
Wayne Muller (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 2000).

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting
Marva J. Dawn (Eerdmans, 1989).

Sabbath Time: Understanding and Practice for Contemporary Christians
Tilden Edwards (Seabury, 1982).

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1951).

Films
Groundhog Day
Phil Connors, a sarcastic weatherman, finds himself reliving February 2nd over and over again in Punxsutawney, PA - but he's the only person who realizes it. A modern-day morality tale in the guise of a romantic comedy, this film explores different ways we might spend our time if we had all the time in the world. (1993)

Chariots of Fire
Based on the true account of the British running team during the 1924 Olympic games in Paris. Eric Liddell, a Scottish missionary, is a sabbatarian who refuses to run any races on Sunday, the day he is scheduled for a preliminary heat in the 100 meter dash. (1981)




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