Transforming Center

Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest: From Sabbath and Sabbatical and Back Again

"God gave us the Sabbath. Jesus taught us that we weren’t made for the Sabbath but that Sabbath was made for us. Ruth Haley Barton reminds us that Sabbath time is our time, our chance to rest, to worship God, to forgive each other, to taste a wee bit of heaven, and to be more in sympathy with all that is, not least our own lives."
Ronald Rolheiser (from foreword)

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Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth has been a student, practitioner, and thought leader in the area of Christian spirituality and formation for over 20 years. Ruth has written numerous books and resources on the spiritual life. She is seasoned spiritual director, teacher, and retreat leader, ands holds a doctor of divinity from Northern Seminary. She has served on the pastoral staff of several churches and for over 20 years has led retreats for pastors, leaders and influencers who long to keep seeking God in the crucible of leadership.