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Book Review: The Rest of God

Got this book as a gift for being a venue pastor at Saddleback this past year, and I was pretty excited to read it. Everyone was raving as they opened up the gifts and the concept of rest and sabbath is always a good conversation to have. Since I didn’t want this to end up ironically on the “I don’t have time to read” shelf, I dug in.

The book is pretty good – I honestly would recommend What Matters Most from Fields over on Simply Youth Ministry much more, that is a far quicker read and gets to the point a little faster – plus, it’s written specifically with youth workers in mind. The Rest of God does take into account the pressures of ministry and how often we collapse at the end of a weekend and eventually are forced to retire to escape the pressures anmd accumulation of day-to-day ministry. That I get, and the book if anything is encouraging in the pursuit of a balanced life that is continually in rest, peace and dependency on God.

All in all an important concept I appreciate, but not a book I’m going to be recommending like it was recommended to me. C+

And sorry I can’t give this away to one of the commenters on the post as I typically would – it has a nice message on the inside from the person who gifted it to me, so I need to keep this one. Maybe next time!

JG

By | 2016-10-13T13:56:38+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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