For Jews getting (re) acquainted with their path, or for anyone on any path who just wants a little more rest and renewal in their lives, Secrets of the 7th Day: How Everyone Can Find Renewal Through the Wisdom and Practices of the Sabbath by long time Renewalite and Kol Zimra and Wisdom School alum Sara Schley, is due to be published in softcover in time for Rosh HaShanah this year.
Sara wrote the book to invite people to experience the beauty, depth and renewal power of Shabbat. Diane Troderman of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, reflecting on the potential of the book to bring young Jewish families back to Shabbat said, “It should sell 100,000 copies!”
An Episcopalian Minister wrote, “What a blessing your book is! It is a lovely, generous, inspiring work. I brought it up in a conversation with my family, and Katie, who is 15, said, ‘Why don’t we do that?’ We all agree that the first step of unplugging is key.”
The publisher’s words below may describe the book best:
Life is hectic. Moms, dads, kids — all of us — are running at breakneck speed. We need to find ways to be renewed—as individuals, as families and in our communities. Sara Schley, who runs at her own breakneck speed as wife and mother of twins while leading a successful company consulting to businesses on sustainability, has found soul-saving-sanity and renewal through her family’s observance of the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat). Inspired by a non-Jewish friend who said, “Sara there is no center in our lives, you have to teach us how to do Shabbat!” Sara has written Secrets of the 7th Day about how everyone can learn from this ancient Jewish ritual, The practice of unplugging from the world, slowing down, sharing in the simple joys of food, stories, songs and the outdoors can be celebrated by all. Secrets of the 7th Day invites all of us to make these beautiful practices for renewing the spirit our own. Ancient as the Sabbath is, we need it now more than ever.”
With a forward by Rabbi Shefa Gold, and an endorsement by Reb Zalman z’l, this inspiring and practical book was written for Jew who want to rekindle Shabbat in their lives, and for anyone else desiring a day of peace, joy, and wonder every week. It is also available in ebook format.