My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The best compliment that I can give Mark Buchanan’s book, The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath, is that it’s balanced. In 14 chapters, he discusses different perspectives on Sabbath. He does this by spending about half of his time in anecdotes (many from his own life) and the other half in scripture; this makes for an easy read. I appreciated the “Dad-like stories” as much as I appreciated the necessary scriptural support to back up his assessment of the Sabbath’s role in a Christian’s life.
At the end of each chapter, he also gives practical advice (what he calls Sabbath liturgy) on how to incorporate/practice Sabbath each week. As this was helpful, I would have liked it if he went deeper with his recommendations; many of them were vague, or surface-level in their depth. Be that as it may, I would recommend this book for anyone who’s looking to have a better biblical perspective on Sabbath and how they can further themselves in this necessary spiritual discipline.