Saturday, December 7, 2013

30 Meditations on Rest

Author: Marilyn Hickey and Sarah Bowling
Publisher: Whitaker House
September 2013
ISBN:   978-1603749015
Genre: Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.
—Joshua 1:8

"When Christians hear the word meditate, they frequently associate it with being a difficult and time–consuming task. But it does not need to be drudgery. Rather, I have discovered that it adds a refreshing quality to my study of God's Word. It is my desire for you to experience the life transformation that will take place as you apply these principles to your own life."
—Marilyn Hickey

Marilyn Hickey knows firsthand how mediating on God's Word can change lives. Now, she presents a series of books featuring 30 biblical meditations on important topics in life. Each book teaches the benefits of meditating on God's Word, and includes convenient tear–away Scripture cards to help readers maintain their focus throughout their busy lives. 

30 Mediations on Rest

God did not intend for us to operate under conditions of stress. In fact, when Jesus took on the curse of our sin, He also took on the curse of stress that we might receive His rest. Don't believe the lie that everything in life depends on you. You are not a machine. Rest begins in our minds as we rest in His love and in His Word.

30 MEDITATIONS ON REST is a book that appealed to me when I read  the description so I looked forward to getting it in the mail. It starts out with chapters describing meditation: Introduction by both Marilyn and Sarah, then the Who of Meditation, the What of Meditation, the When of Meditation, the Where of Meditation and the How of Meditation before it gets to the actual meditations, so by the time you get there, you pretty much understand what meditation is and how to use it.

The meditations themselves are written kind of like devotionals. She talks about rest in relation to other topics (resting when seeking, the promised rest, etc) and then includes a scripture verse related to that to meditate on.  To make it easy, each of the verses are printed out on cards that can be punched out of the book and carried with you when you go out, or kept in front of you when you work.

If you are looking for a book on meditation that covers all aspects of how, etc., as well as a month’s worth of meditations themselves, then 30 MEDITATIONS ON REST would be great—it would even be a fantastic gift for a weary friend. $12.99. 160 Pages.

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