Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest by Wayne Muller

  • Mary R. Olson


Sabbath. The concept is all too often foreign in today’s frenzied world. I have never been one to unplug from the demands around me to take intentional time out for rest and relaxation. My experience in higher education leads me to believe that many of my faculty colleagues can relate to my plight. This past fall semester, after an especially demanding summer term, I asked a faculty colleague if she would hold me accountable for maintaining a healthier work/life balance. She asked me if I had ever heard of the book: Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest (Muller, 1999). At the mention of this title, I immediately remembered receiving a copy of this book as a gift from my mother several years prior. I vowed to find the book and read it seriously.
Book Reviews