As we come to the end of this series on the Rhythm of Rest, I hope that you’ve enjoyed it and have found something helpful for your own situation. It’s been a pleasure and privilege to explore this theme with you, and wonderful to hear from some of you about how it has blessed you. I would also like to point you towards some other resources that you may find helpful as you continue to explore and establish the rhythm of rest.
This is a list of books I have either read or plan to read, that explore rest in some way:
- An Unhurried Life: following Jesus’ rhythms of work and rest by Alan Fadling
- Crazy Busy: a (mercifully) short book about a (really) big problem by Kevin DeYoung
- Finding Spiritual Whitespace: awakening your soul to rest by Bonnie Gray
- The Grace Outpouring: becoming a people of blessing by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts
- Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton
- Sabbath by Dan B. Allender
- Sacred Pathways: discover your soul’s path to God by Gary L. Thomas
- Sacred Rhythms: arranging our lives for spiritual transformation by Ruth Haley Barton
- Sacred Waiting: waiting on God in a world that waits for nothing by David Timms
- Soul Keeping: caring for the most important part of you by John Ortberg
- Soul Space: where God breaks in by Jerome Daley
- Walk in a Relaxed Manner: life lessons from the Camino by Joyce Rupp
If you know of any other books worth reading please let me know in the Comments.
The following music has been meaningful to me and I share this list in the hope that you may also find it helpful:
- “Come to me” by Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson (on the album The Loft Sessions)
- “Dwell” by Aaron Keyes (on the album Dwell)
- “Receive” by Brian Morykon (on the album The Smallest Seed)
- “Rest in me” by Ann-Maree Keefe (on the album Cryptology)
- “Restless” by Audrey Assad (on the album The House You’re Building)
- “You speak” by Audrey Assad (on the album Fortunate Fall)
- “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North (on the album The Struggle)
(These songs are also available individually on iTunes.)
I’m also appreciating the music of Alberto & Kimberly Rivera (I’ve been listening to their albums Yearnings and Live Soaking Sessions, Vol 1 but there are plenty of others to explore).
Finally, let me bless you in the name of Jesus, to experience glorious refreshing rest and joy in his presence. May you learn the life-sustaining rhythms of work and rest as you walk with the Lord. And may you flourish in the fullness of his love for you.
This is Day 31 of The Rhythm of Rest series (Write 31 Days challenge).
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