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The Gift of Rest

LifeGuide® Bible Studies

by Lynne M. Baab

  • Length: 64 pages
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: August 2007
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3134-0
  • Item Code: 3134
  • Case Quantity: 100

What is the sabbath? A weekly day of rest and worship. A day to rejoice in abundance. A day to practice thankfulness. A day to slow down, take a deep breath, step aside from work and worries, and let the world go on without us, knowing that God is caring for everyone and everything. The studies in this guide will help you to learn more about what sabbath is and how to practice it. More people of all ages are finding the sabbath to be a gift from God that brings a renewed awareness of who God is and who we are as God's beloved children. Come and discover God's gift of rest.

I recommend this study for all readers to re-discover how to draw closer to God through the observance of the Day of Rest.

Gail D. Welborn, The Cypress Times (, May 10, 2009


Getting the Most Out of Sabbath
1. An Invitation to Relax in Abundance - Genesis 1:1–2:3
2. An Invitation to Stop Working - Exodus 16:1-30
3. Finding Refreshment in the Beauty of Creation - Exodus
4. Discovering Delight in the Sabbath - Isaiah 58:13-14
5. A Gift for Us - Mark 2:23-28
6. We are Valuable and Precious - Matthew 12:9-14
7. Freed from Bondage - Luke 13:10-17
8. The Gift of Grace - Ephesians 2:1-10

Leader's Notes


Lynne M. Baab is the author of multiple books and Bible studies. A Presbyterian minister, she completed a PhD in communication at the University of Washington in 2007 and moved with her husband to Dunedin, New Zealand, where she is a lecturer in pastoral theology at the University of Otago. Lynne is the author of eight books, including A Renewed Spirituality, Sabbath Keeping, Fasting, Sabbath, Personality Type in Congregations, Embracing Midlife, Beating Burnout in Congregations, Reaching Out in a Networked World: Expressing Your Congregation's Heart and Soul, and Friending. She is also the author of three LifeGuide Bible Studies.

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