Although it won’t be in bookstores until January 1, 2009, people are already talking about “Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity,” my new book with Zondervan. Just today I had a pastor call me and ask me to speak on Sabbath!
The first pre-publication reviews are coming in, and I wanted to say thank you to the reviewers, and share their response with you.
Kathi Macias , author of BEYOND ME: Living a You-First Life in a Me-First World, said this: “Rest. The very simplicity and brevity of the title speaks volumes. It catches my attention and calls me to come aside and take a deep breath and reflect on what’s important—and to allow myself to begin to walk and live in that sweet place of rest and peace. Then I open the book and begin to read the author’s very personal and very human accounts of her everyday life and her everyday struggles to be a Sabbath-keeper—and I am reminded of what that really means, rather than what any form of legalism might try to make it.
Keri Wyatt Kent is one of those authors who knows how to woo with words, teach by example, and challenge with love. By the time I got to the end of the book, I couldn’t wait to dive into the “reading group guide” and sort through the questions that were already stirring inside me. What an excellent and “restful” read this was, one that I highly recommend to all who know that life is just too busy and too complicated not to set aside and practice a Sabbath rest that will refresh, renew, and reconnect us to those relationships with God and others that make our living worthwhile….”
Author Mary E. DeMuth had this to say: “Keri Wyatt Kent has woven a beautiful tribute to resting and pays great homage to the Sabbath we so often ignore and misunderstand. Practical, intelligent, and winsomely inviting, Rest will change the way you look at your hectic life and instill in you a longing to set aside precious time to simply be.”
Mary’s books include Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture and the new novel, Daisy Chain
Those of you who signed up via this blog a few weeks ago to receive a review copy should be getting it soon, if you have not yet already. Remember, you need to read the book, then post a review on your blog, and with an on-line bookseller. I found out today that amazon.com does not let readers review books before they are published, but www.christianbook.com does. So if you’re reviewing REST, please post a review at www.christianbook.com. then when the book releases you can copy your review into amazon.
And send me a copy so I can put it on this blog, along with a link to your website or blog. Those who post reviews and let me know about it will receive a free copy of Rest when it releases.
Thanks Mary and Kathi for your kind words about this book.