Ebook Special for Living the Sabbath by Norma Wirzba

Now through October 27, the ebook for Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight by Norman Wirzba is only $4.99—75% off! 

More information and a list of participating retailers is available here.


“I have read a lot about Sabbath and time issues, and much on food and agriculture issues as well, but nowhere have I encountered such a rich and promising connection between the two. . . . [Wirzba] opens real possibilities for living in a way that honors and embodies rest, remembering, refocusing and thanksgiving.”
—Arthur Paul Boers, Christian Century

Our traditional understanding of Sabbath observance is resting from our otherwise harried lives one day a week. But in Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us deeper into the heart of Sabbath with a holistic and rewarding interpretation of what true Sabbath-keeping can mean in our lives today. Wirzba teaches that Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made–in everything we do, every day of the week. He then shows how this understanding of Sabbath teaching has the potential to elevate all our activities so that they bring honor to God and delight to the world. With practical examples, Wirzba unpacks what that means for our work, our homes, our economy, our schools, our treatment of creation, and our churches. In doing so, he examines everything from the way chickens are treated in our food industry to the value of family mealtime.

In the end, you will be equipped with a deeper theological understanding of Sabbath, as well as down-to-earth ways to live it out in your daily life. This book will appeal to clergy and laypeople alike who are seeking ways to discover the transformative power of Sabbath.

Norman Wirzba (PhD, Loyola University, Chicago) is research professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age.