While I'm thinking about it, here are some of the books I've been reading and found helpful about the Sabbath. Just in case you have nothing else to do!
(In fact, I just said to my dad who's sitting here at the breakfast table next to me, "Here's that book if you want to read it!" He laughed and said he'd have to add it to his stack of 11 or 12 "must read" books.)
My friend Jan Johnson recommended this book to me a couple of weeks ago after I asked her about her own Sabbath practices and so I immediately ordered it from Amazon. (Sometimes when I know I'm going to love a book I have to go ahead and buy it so I can write all over it--I'm one of those people who reads with a pen in hand!)
I really loved this book--it's full of practical wisdom on the Sabbath and packed with quotes from real people about their Sabbath practices.
One thing I especially liked was her helpful guidelines about choosing what to cease from doing on the Sabbath and what to actually do on the Sabbath. It very often comes down to a question of motive--not a list of do's and don'ts for everyone under the sun.
Her guidance was very helpful to me in determining what I (and our family) should cease from on the Sabbath and also what we should strive to do. (More on that in another post.)
After reading this, my copy is underlined, arrowed, starred, and completely marked up. It's one I know I'm going to read again. (And I'm going to visit Amazon again soon because she has a great list of other Sabbath resources I want to check out.)