Favourite Books: The Sabbath by Abraham Heschel


The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel
ISBN: 978-0374529758

This is the first in a series of posts where I’ll tell you about my favourite books. Specifically though, from the collection of the books I’ve had to read for school. I just finished my BA, Religious Studies and have just started my MDiv.

I had to read this book when I took Old Testament at Tyndale University College. It’s is probably my favourite book that I had to read for BA degree. It’s an amazing meditation on the meaning and purpose of the Sabbath. The writer was a Jewish Rabbi so this is not from a strictly Christian point of view, but it is nonetheless beautiful. It is a meditation, it is poetry, it is soothing to the soul. Even as a Christian it mad me think about why God gave us the Sabbath in the first place and how we have just completely destroyed it in our modern times.

I wrote an essay on the book, so if you’re interested in an overview of one specific part, you can get it here: essay.

It’s about $10 to get a copy and it’s a very thin book. Pick a copy up, you’ll be glad you did.

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