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I'm addicted to books. According to Umberto Eco I am building an anti-library, meaning I own way more books than I have read. I love good fiction, literature, theology, Biblical studies, philosophy, children's books, and lots more.

Currently reading

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Danae Yankoski, Francis Chan
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
N.T. Wright
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Kenneth J. Collins
Progress: 244/331 pages
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 50/662 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles (with Illustrations by Sidney Paget)
Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle
Progress: 35 %
The Dead Zone
Stephen King
Progress: 52/402 pages
Holiness
J.C. Ryle
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
Rich Grassel
Progress: 57/115 pages
How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
Progress: 69 %
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry

24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life - Matthew Sleeth I first heard about this book from Dr. Sleeth when I met him last year. When he told me that he was writing a book about the Sabbath, I was intrigued and looked forward to seeing what he had to say on the subject. I wasn't disappointed. Over the years the concept of Sabbath rest has become more important to me and this book does nothing but educate and reaffirm why. This isn't a book written for scholars, but it is a book from which scholars could greatly benefit (take a break!). Fun. Easy to read. Filled with memorable quotes. This is not a "self-help" book, but rather it is a book about how God has designed His creation to take time to be Holy and rest in Him. This is a greatly neglected subject in church. Protestants are known for their "work ethic" not their "rest ethic." As Dr. Sleeth points out, "24/6 is not about working hard and playing hard. It is about working hard and stopping." Every year I'm at a loss for gifts to buy for Christmas. After finishing this book, things just got easier.

This book was provided to me by Blessed Earth in exchange for an unbiased review.