Rest your mind, body, and spirit and focus on God's principles for keeping the Sabbath with this helpful guide from bestselling author Robert Morris.
A constant stream of busyness can slowly wear away at us over time: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Yet believers often forget that taking a day of rest is one of the Ten Commandments! When we don't give our minds and emotions a break, our will to make good choices can often become compromised. Resting is also important to those around you. If you have a weary soul, you can't pour yourself into others at home, work, or wherever you are. It's vitalyou must take the day off.
In TAKE THE DAY OFF, Pastor Morris explains why rest is central to your wellbeing, how to do it, and how helpful it can be. You will be inspired to experience true rest and make it a priority in the rhythm of your weekly schedule. Don't wait and delay God's blessings in your life. Start implementing the principle of rest in your life and you will see eternal benefits.
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About the Author
ROBERT MORRIS is the founding lead senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 71,000 active attendees. His television program is aired in over 190 countries, and his radio program, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs in more than 1,800 radio markets across America. He serves as chancellor of The King's University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, Frequency, Beyond Blessed, and Take the Day Off. Robert and his wife, Debbie, reside in Dallas, TX, and have been married 39 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and nine grandchildren.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Taking a day off is so hard, but easy to do! Robert Morris first brought this subject up in his series on the 10 Commandments. my husband and I took the 4th commandment to heart and I am so glad we did. Taking the time gave us a deeper love for each other and God. When God took him home on May 13, 2019, I was confident of where he is. Robert Morris' book would have been one that Jim would have encouraged everyone to read and take action, and I intend to give this book to others so that they can understand what the Sabbath rest will do for them.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK This is a very interesting book. Robert Morris knows from experience how it is to be tired, stress out, and really just completely out of it because of the demands of life. Our society has completely forgotten what it means to ‘remember the sabbath’ because now days, everything goes on Sunday as if it is any other day. We forget to rest. As I read through this book, so much of it hit right at me, because I’m with everyone else, I don’t give God the one day he requires from us. I appreciate that Robert Morris is so honest as he tells of his own struggles with these issues. And gives us as Christian’s what we should do in order to have that day of rest we all need to experience. I’m old enough that I remember when stores were closed on Sunday, and we would spend the afternoon after church with family and friends. People would actually visit each other on Sunday afternoons. I miss that time, and though it will never be like that again, we can choose to make the sabbath our day of rest. This is a book that every Christian should read! I want to read it slow, a few pages a day, to fully get the meaning of this book. If you haven’t read Take the Day Off, I strongly encourage you to check out this book. And what a wonderful book to give friends and family for Christmas! A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
It seems like whenever I ask some one how they are these days that they tell me they are "busy." I have been guilty of doing the same thing but in Take the Day Off by Robert Morris, Morris reminds us that God wants us to take time to rest too. We may wonder, who has time to rest? Morris says he knows it is a difficult in our modern world but God gives us a command to rest for our own benefit--as well as those around us. Morris tell us in one chapter entitled The Four Tanks that we are at our best when we rest and fill our four tanks--our spiritual tank, our physical tank, your emotional tank, and you mental tank. Through Take the Day Off, Morris offers a lot of solid advice from his own experience, the experience of others and from the Bible about how we can best take time to rest and give ourselves a Sabbath day every week. However, he not only talks about the importance of resting one day a week, but he talks about how important it is to take a vacation and/or a sabbatical later in the book. I truly appreciate how Morris writes in such a way that I can read and understand his books so easily without feeling like he is talking down to me. I also liked that Max Lucado wrote the forward to this book as he is another favorite author/preacher. Take the Day Off was convicting, but I didn't feel like I was in it alone. Morris always comes across as a preacher who understands and can relate to those he ministers to and writes to. I also liked how well he explained the Bible passages both in their context and how to interpret them for today's world. For me, this book is one to keep in my library and refer to. I would encourage you to read Take the Day Off too if you are in need of rest to rejuvenate your health and well-being. I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. #sponsoredbyfaithwords