Note to the Reader and Chapter 1. “Beginnings”
What images, positive or negative, come to mind when you think about Sabbath?
Do you take time for rest and renewal in your life right now? If so, what does it look like? If not, what would your ideal “Sabbath” be like? Don’t worry about whether it’s a realistic picture or not. Just imagine it.
MaryAnn describes an experience at her child’s bus stop as a wake-up call to the need for Sabbath (p. 7). Have you had a similar experience that revealed a need for rest and play?
Chapter 2. “September”
What days make the most sense for you in terms of taking a regular Sabbath? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
How do you define your work? What are the activities you need to rest from?
The book describes a basic definition of Sabbath as a day not to change one’s environment (p. 15). How do you react to this statement?
What would it look like for you to “live Sabbathly”?
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