Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Radical Pursuit of Rest: Escaping the Productivity Trap By John Koessler

★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
In a culture where more is better, Koessler calls us to reflect on priorities as Christians. Were we created to be producers? Consumers? Worker bees?

Or does God value the relationship between us? Does he seek to nurture wholeness, well-being, and the full development of his creatures?

If he cares more about relationship and growth, how is such formation and transformation accomplished?

It took me a while to read the book. I had to pause to consider the implications of rest as "both a location and identity." Koessler combines theology, culture, and scripture to examine what a life at rest would mean, and how it can be attained. Good exercises and reflections end every chapter.

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