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Book of the Month June 2019

Date added: 12 June 2019

Sabbath Rest
Mark Scarlata

Revd Dr Mark W. Scarlata is Tutor and Lecturer in Old Testament Studies at St Mellitus College, London.

Why is sabbath so critical for the life of faith? And where does sabbath rest fit into a restless, `always-on' society? Sabbath Rest considers the theological foundations of Christian sabbath-keeping, in first and second temple Judaism, New Testament Christianity and in the early church.

Exploring the biblical commandments and stories around the sabbath, Mark Scarlata connects the principles of sabbath rest to the demands and challenges of our modern technological and consumer society.



1. The Beauty of the Sabbath

2. The Beauty of Creation

3. The Beauty of Liberation

4. The Rhythm of Grace and Trust

5. A Sabbath for All

Works Cited

Index of Scripture References


"Mark Scarlata is offering us something beautiful. By practising Sabbath, we find more than respite from work, but a way to infuse our work with peace and expectation. We not only follow the pattern of our creator, but experience a foretaste of our redemption. I encourage you to let him help you disconnect from the noise of our 24/7 lifestyle and connect afresh to the symphony of salvation." -- Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London

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