Sigve Tonstad's wide-ranging study of biblical teaching about the Sabbath offers fresh, provocative readings of texts from across the entirety of the canon, while constantly engaging the best recent scholarship. The result is a luminous, deeply encouraging book that beckons readers to understand the seventh day as a celebration of God's gracious work of creation and God's faithful intent to restore and heal all that is broken. --Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, The Divinity School, Duke University
This will be a classic! Truly a magnum opus on the Sabbath, it is this generation's most complete and insightful work on the topic. Not only does it satisfy the academic theologian with its fresh perspectives, but it also creatively shares practical gems that will inspire a lay believer. --Lawrence T. Geraty, President Emeritus, La Sierra University; Past President, American Schools of Oriental Research
Usually I have trouble reading for a long period such massive tomes as this, but Tonstad's writing is so stimulating that I couldn't put the book down! Tonstad is a master of both biblical exegesis and historical scholarship. I heartily recommend this book to all who love God and the Sabbath Day and to all who yearn to grow in that love. --Marva J. Dawn, author of Keeping the Sabbath Wholly and In the Beginning GOD
; Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology, Regent College
About the Author
Sigve K. Tonstad (Ph.D., New Testament studies, University of St. Andrews; M.D. Loma Linda University), originally from Norway, is assistant professor of religion and associate professor of medicine at Loma Linda University in California. He is author of Saving God's Reputation (T & T Clark, 2006) along with three other books as well as numerous articles which have appeared in both scholarly and non-scholarly journals.