Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

Sabbath Books – Best Reads for Christians on Rest and Sabbath!

Sabbath Best Christian Books

For the recent Labor Day holiday, we posted a list of the best Christian books on Labor, Work, and Vocation. But in the rhythms of Christian life, habits of Sabbath and rest are similarly important.  

Here are some very helpful Sabbath books for Christians


(and it’s probably more accurate to call these books for Christians, not Christian books, as some were written by Jews and people of other faiths) on Sabbath, rest, and leisure.

*** What books about Sabbath, rest, and leisure
would you add to this list?

Sabbath Best Christian BooksSubversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World

A.J. Swoboda

We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety–a way of life to which we’ve sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of “life” ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God’s creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God’s rest.

This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God’s plan for the restoration and healing of all creation.

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2 Comments

  1. Have you read 24/6 by Dr. Matthew Sleeth?

  2. Definitely would at The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan to this list!