Last night I went to an unusual event, offered as part of the book tour for Anne Jackson’s new book Mad Church Disease. Together with musical artist Shaun Groves, Anne provided an evening that I’m sure is atypical for a promotional tour. It was focused on rest.
Anne’s book is about the burnout which is often the result of working in ministry. So rather than making the evening just one more task for obtaining information on an already overflowing to-do list, Anne promoted her book on burnout by providing the antithesis: an evening of rest and meditation. Shaun sang beautiful worship music. Anne read from her book. We prayed together with the people next to us. It was relaxing, and soul-filling. I haven’t read Anne’s book yet, but it is getting great reviews. And if you haven’t heard Shaun Groves’ music, I highly recommend that you download some and give it a listen.
(Picture from @kylezimmerman)