This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Sabbath: The Hidden Heartbeat of our Lives

Sabbath: The Hidden Heartbeat of our Lives
Nicola Slee is a poet and an academic author in the fields of feminist and practical theology. Recommended in The Church Times books for summer 28/06/19
Our Price: £9.99
ISBN/EAN: 9780232533996
Stock: 1
Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd
Author: Nicola Slee
Save wishlist

She describes a 3-month sabbatical she had in 2015 in which her plans were considerably constrained by the onset of shingles. She held to her basic plan of a prolonged conference in Vancouver and then in New Zealand but was compelled to reduce her activity. Her particular issue was severe tiredness rather than pain. This brought the theme of sabbath to mind, to the extent that she revised her planned contribution to the conferences to focus on Sabbath. She became increasingly aware of the importance of the matter of sabbath, so that it is now an important part of her understanding of the Christian life in today's digital world. This book follows closely one of Wendell Berry's many Sabbath poems, the first in his long oeuvre of Sabbath poems written over decades. She also explores the nature of Sabbath and how it may function as both resistance and alternative to our harried, hurried culture; chapters follow the shape of this poem and explore its key themes and images. The poem is repeated at the beginning of each chapter in order to make reference back to the poem easier. Each time the poem is repeated, a particular phrase, stanza or section is highlighted in bold, to indicate the main focus of the commentary that follows. There are seven chapters.
No recommended products at the moment.
No recommended products at the moment.