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Description - The Sense of the Call by Marva Dawn

Why is it so hard to serve God these days? Church workers suffer from low morale, while Christians of all stripes struggle to find their way in a culture fixated on sexuality, violence, and wealth. In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly" (1989) Marva Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of resting, ceasing, feasting, and embracing. Now, in "The Sense of the Call", she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week. A Sabbath way of life, Dawn asserts, consists of resting in the Kingdom's grace, ceasing by grace those attitudes and actions that hinder the Kingdom, feasting so as to radiate the grace-full splendor of the Kingdom, and embracing the Kingdom's gracious purposes. To this end Dawn teaches skills such as learning to rest in prayer, saying no to busyness, enjoying one's body as God's temple, and embracing the cost of living as a Christian disciple. Both frank and compassionate, "The Sense of the Call" will guide Christian servants into a more restful, joy-full life of trust in God.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780802844590
ISBN-10: 0802844596
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marva Dawn

Marva J Dawn is an internationally renowned theologian, author and educator who serves the Church through Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington, USA. She is also teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College. Her many award-winning books include The Unnecessary Pastor and Powers, Weakness and the Tabernacling of God.

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