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Homeward Bound Sabbath Rest For The People Of God

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Publisher Paternoster
ISBN 9781788930277

While many Christians today understand Sabbath rest as taking a day off work, Goldsworthy takes the reader on a journey of discovery through the Bible to show that God’s idea of Sabbath rest has a far richer meaning.

In fact, the idea of a Sabbath rest for God’s people is deeply embedded in the whole history of salvation, from creation to Revelation. With an expert eye and a light touch, Goldsworthy looks at key areas of the Christian idea of rest, including: the Sabbath day, the idea of the promised land, return from exile, and heaven as the Christian’s final home.

Homeward Bound examines the biblical theme of Sabbath rest and explores how this should affect our understanding of faith and life.

Content Benefits:

Goldsworthy helps you to understand how the themes and ideas of rest in the Old Testament foreshadow truths that are ultimately revealed in the New Testament.

  • Provides a systematic theology of the biblical idea of rest
  • Shows that Sabbath rest concept is more than just one day off work a week
  • Looks at key themes such as the Sabbath day, the idea of the promised land, return from exile, heaven and the kingdom of God
  • Brings together the storylines of exile, the city, and sabbath together as a whole biblical narrative
  • Examines the eschatological fulfilment of the idea of Sabbath rest
  • Thoughtful but accessible style
  • A highly readable account of deep Biblical truths
  • Enables the reader to think carefully about the theme in a biblically-informed manner
  • Well respected evangelical biblical scholar and author of the Goldsworthy Trilogy
  • Ideal for anyone who loves to see how the Old Testament links to the New Testament
  • Suitable for anyone who loves to trace themes through the Bible
  • Perfect for any Christian who wants to deepen their spiritual life through a deeper understanding of Scripture
  • Publisher – Paternoster

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In keeping with his previous publications, Graeme Goldsworthy's latest volume is a biblical-theological tour de force. Rather than laboriously working through the usual proof texts in the perennial Christian debate concerning Sabbath rest, the author examines this topic within its broader biblical theological context, masterfully demonstrating how the prospect of rest with God finds its eschatological fulfilment. Readers are thus helped to think carefully about the topic in a biblically-informed manner. This stimulating and pastorally encouraging discussion will surely enrich the spiritual lives of us all. --Paul Williamson, lecturer in Old Testament, Hebrew and Aramaic, Moore Theological College, Sydney

Graeme Goldsworthy applies a lifetime of in-depth scholarship to the current existential sense of spiritual homelessness, reflecting along the way with the themes of the exile from Eden and the unhelpful and helpful ways of considering the city. He deftly guides the reader to think biblically about the notion of rest and the Sabbath. The result is an accessible, beautifully written book that focuses on Christ and the writings of his apostles, all within a sensible overall theological framework. --Paul Barnett, Lecturer Emeritus, Moore Theological College, Sydney

What is your life's goal? In this concise, clear, and convincing book Graeme Goldsworthy explores this fundamental question through a masterful interweaving of three biblical themes. To bring the storylines of exile, the city, and sabbath together is novel, but within a framework of biblical theology the exercise proves to be rewarding. I enthusiastically commend this book, which can be enjoyed by novice and expert alike. --Andrew Shead, Head of Department of Old Testament and Hebrew, Moore Theological College, Sydney
 --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Graeme Goldsworthy (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) having retired remains a visiting lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology, and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of a number of books on Biblical Theology; Gospel and Kingdom; Gospel and Wisdom; Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics; According to Plan; Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, and The Gospel in Revelation. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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