Three books I would recommend…
1. Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winer. Lauren became a Jesus follower after a childhood in Judaism. She is a funny and intelligent writer.
2. Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton. This book speaks of many disciplines addressed previously on the blog including Sabbath.
3. The Sabbath by Abraham Heschel. Eugene Peterson, who first taught me about Sabbath, considers this the authoritative book at this point. Hopefully he is more accurate with this recommendation than he was in comparing The Shack and John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (I enjoyed the Shack, but a classic on the level of Bunyan’s allegory is a mighty stretch).
Two things I would recommend for your reading that are online for free….
First, this blog post is an interview with Eugene Peterson, the man who wrote the paraphrase of the Bible entitled The Message. He is one of the first church leaders that I heard speak on his own commitment to Sabbath-keeping.
Second, this essay on Sabbath-keeping had some insightful comments…taken from the official blog of Asbury Seminary…
Hopefully, these resources will be helpful for you. If you have any other suggestions or comments to make on these, post away!