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Part Five of our Lent Book Conversation!

We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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PART FIVE

PREVIOUSLY:
PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters VII – IX (pages 64-85)

 
Facilitator: Tamara Hill Murphy
 
Tamara compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Part Four of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART FOUR

PREVIOUSLY: PART 1  PART 2 PART 3
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters V and VI (pages 50-63)

Facilitator: Jim Honig
 
Jim compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.

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Part Three of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART THREE

PREVIOUSLY: PART ONE  PART TWO
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters III and IV (pages 34-49)
 
Facilitator: James Dekker
James compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Part Two of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART TWO

<<<<< PART ONE
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters I and II (pages 12-33)
 
Facilitator: Katy Drage Lines
Katy compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Part One of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART ONE

Reading:  Introduction (by Susanah Heschel)  and Prologue (pages i – 11)
 
Facilitator: Susan Adams
Susan compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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The Sabbath
 
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 
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Our first set of discussion questions, which will cover the introduction (by Heschel’s daughter Susannah) and the prologue, will be posted on Thursday of this week. 
 
You can prepare for this conversation by reading the above passage. ( If you have an older edition of the book, it may not include the introduction, but you can read that online here). For background on Heschel’s life and work, you might want to watch these video clips.
 
Hoping that you will join with us in this conversation!

 

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is on a great sale
now for Kindle!!!

 
 

The Sabbath
 
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

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“He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil. He must go away from the screech of dissonant days, from the nervousness and fury of acquisitiveness and the betrayal in embezzling his own life. He must say farewell to manual work and learn to understand that the world has already been created and will survive without the help of man. Six days a week we wrestle with the world, wringing profit from the earth; on the Sabbath we especially care for the seed of eternity planted in the soul.”
– from Chapter 1
 

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for  February!

 

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that released last week…

 

The Art of the Wasted Day
Patricia Hampl

Hardback: Viking, 2018
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Listen to Maureen Corrigan’s review
from NPR’S Fresh Air:

 
(Anyone here reading or finished this book?
I appreciate the Sabbath-like dimensions of this idea,
but do wonder the degree of privilege it takes to waste a day — or substantial portion of it?)

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Searching for Sacredness

A Review of

For Sabbath’s Sake:
Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community
J. Dana Trent

 
Paperback: Upper Room, 2017
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Reviewed by Alisa Williams
 

As a Seventh-day Adventist, I’m always excited and intrigued when I come across books by authors from other faith traditions exalting the virtues of the Sabbath. I was born into Adventism, and so the Sabbath has always been a central part of my faith, which is both a beautiful thing and an incredibly easy thing to take for granted. Reading about how others have discovered or rediscovered the Sabbath, what it means to them, and how they are reverently carving out a place for it in their lives is a delightful journey I never tire of walking.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

*** Read a review from The NY Times

 

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