Are you worn out and in need of rest? It seems we're all running on empty. Surely, that's not God's plan for us. The Gift of Rest looks at God's perspective of rest from Genesis through Revelation and gives you freedom to embrace the gift of rest.
Crickett Keeth is the Womens Ministry Director at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, where she writes and teaches the Bible studies and speaks at womens conferences. She is the co-author of Sumatra with the Seven Churches. Crickett was on staff with Cru and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Rest is like the handle on a mug: the empty space is what makes it useful. And Crickett Keeth knows how much we need those empty spaces in our lives. Her Bible studies have long been my favorites, with their emphasis on digging into the text and applying it where readers live. And her study on rest is no exception. In this study readers encounter the Sabbath-making God who calls followers to rest, reflect, and find rejuvenation in contrast to our crazy, fast-paced, get-identity-from-doing-stuff world." Dr. Sandra Glahn, author of the Coffee Cup Bible Study series, seminary professor In our hurried, hectic, iPhone world, many of us are desperately in need of rest. We know it, yet we continue to run through life at break-neck speed resulting in physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion, burn out, and stressed relationships. What will it take to slow us down? Crickett Keeths The Gift of Rest thoroughly explores the varied aspects of Gods mandated rest in an eight-week, discovery-style, application-oriented Bible study. This study will persuade women to reject todays typical destructive life pace and trade it in for a productive, healthy, all-in, Christ-centered lifestyle instead. Consider the difference that could make!!! Dr. Sue Edwards, Author of The Discover Together Bible Study Series and co-author of Organic Mentoring; Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary This is the kind of study I look for as a small-group leader. The Gift of Rest presents sound doctrine in a user-friendly format that enriched my personal understanding of resting in the Fathers love. I look forward to using it in our group to discuss the Bible-based connections Crickett draws between rest, contentment, trust, and peace. Jim Davis, author of Why Me? (And Why thats the Wrong Question) In a frenetic age, bustling about trying to yank an extra minute or two out of already strained hours, we end up thinking rest is a luxury we cant afford. But thats a dead end. Rest is as much a gift for our renewal as grace is a gift for our redemption. The Gift of Rest isnt just for those tired of being tired. Its for those who dont know what theyre missing trying to do it all. Dr. Cole Huffman, Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church, Memphis, Tennessee The Gift of Rest rocked my world! I often feel like the clown in the circus spinning plates on tall poles three kids, high-school ministry, school PTA, and my church womens ministry. I am always busy! Cricketts study taught me that when I trust and obey God, my soul finds rest. In this busy phase of life, I'm striving to embrace the gift of rest. Bethany Scoggins, busy mom, Womens Ministry leader, and Young Life leader The Gift of Rest is simple to follow, yet full of rich, biblical teaching. Crickett points readers to Scripture so they can discover for themselves why rest is important and then develop an action plan to implement it in their busy lives. An excellent resource for personal use or in a small group. Sue Hume, Womens Ministry Leader, Grace Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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