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Sabbath: The Gift of Rest, By Lynne M. Baab
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: July 16, 2007
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3134
  • ISBN: 9780830831340

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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. In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study 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.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.

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 (thecypresstimes.com), 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


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Lynne M. Baab

Lynne M. Baab is author of several books, most recently A Renewed Spirituality: Finding Fresh Paths at Midlife and Beating Burnout in Congregations. She and her husband live in Seattle.