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Rest: Experiencing God's Peace in a Restless World [Paperback]

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Pages   228
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 16, 2003
Publisher   Regent College Publishing
ISBN  157383274X  
EAN  9781573832748  

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"Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Bringing a distinctly Christian perspective to the subject of finding true rest in the midst of daily pressures, Siang-Yang Tan diagnoses what ails us and provides thoroughly practical steps to help us respond to Jesus' invitation. "In this book, Siang-Yang Tan draws from a richness of experience to write with warmth and compassion. Since he himself knows the difficulty of slowing down in these hyperactive times, he is able to give practical guidelines to others, drawn from a wealth of information found in the Scriptures, empirical research, and psychological reports. . . . If rest is not easy for you to put into practice, learn from an author who is growing at a healthy pace and willing to bring others along on the journey." -from the Foreword, by Dr. Gary R. Collins SIANG-YANG TAN is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He has authored or co-authored eight previous books, including Disciplines of the Holy Spirit and Understanding Depression. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Siang-Yang Tan is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California. He serves on the Board and Ministry Team of Renovare, a spiritual renewal ministry founded by Richard Foster, and has written numerous books, including Coping with Depression.

Siang-Yang Tan currently resides in Glendale, in the state of California.

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What the World Needs Now... Is Rest  Aug 30, 2006
I first read this book soon after it was first published. Recently when my small group sensed God encouraging us to learn about rest, I started rereading it and then purchased copies for those in the group.

It is an excellent reference on all the forms of rest for those who are hurried, harried and hassled. It provides convincing explanations about why stressful and overly busy lives are destructive, as well as many realistic ideas about how to implement rest in our pressured lives. Well written and researched.
A complete look at rest  Apr 16, 2001
This book provides an overview of the topic of rest from a physcial, mental/emotional, relational and spiritual perspective and proposes that one cannot truly find rest unless all facets are involved. Building from the premise that the heart of rest is a spirit at peace with God through Christ, Dr. Tan devotes several chapters to deepening spiritual rest through the practices of solitude and silence, surrender, simplicity and Sabbath keeping. I found these chapters very helpful and full of insightful suggestions. After developing the concept of spiritual rest, Dr. Tan has a helpful chapter on sleep (again from an all around approach that sleep restores the body, mind and spirit) and offers guidelines for those who have difficulty sleeping. As to the physical component of rest, there is also a lot of helpful information in the chapter on stress management. I found this chapter to be one of the best in the book as it included information on how the physical effects of stress, how to change our thinking to combat emotional/mental stress and provided a solid biblical foundation for stress management. As to the relational aspect of stress, Dr. Tan includes chapters on spiritual community and servanthood outlining how rest is not solely for our personal gain, how the church (and particularly small groups) can be a haven of rest and how an attitude of servanthood can aid us in having restful relationships. This book includes an extensive bibliography and end notes. I highly recomment this book to anyone wanting to learn more on the topic of rest.

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