What would you do for 24 hours if the only criteria were to pursue your deepest joy? Dr. Dan Allender’s lyrical book about the Sabbath expels the myriad myths about this “day of rest,” starting with the one that paints the Sabbath as a day of forced quiet, spiritual exercises, and religious devotion and attendance. This is at odds with the ancient tradition of Sabbath as a day of delight for both body and soul. Instead, the only way we can make use of the Sabbath is to see God’s original intent for the day with new eyes. In Sabbath, Allender builds a case for delight by looking at this day as a festival that celebrates God’s re-creative, redemptive love using the four categories of sensual glory and beauty, ritual, communal feasting, and playfulness.

Now you can experience the delight of the Sabbath as you never have before―a day in which you receive and extend reconciliation, peace, abundance, and joy.

Sabbath is part of the Ancient Practices series, a compelling and readable series exploring traditional spiritual disciplines in a vital and relevant way.