When was the last time you heard a sermon on the theological importance of play? What do rest, eating, studying, and sex have to do with the kingdom of God? Strangely, although these activities generate a great deal of interest and take up a considerable portion of our lives, they seldom receive detailed theological or ethical discussion from the biblical point of view.
In The Rest of Life Ben Witherington explores these subjects in the light of biblical teaching about the kingdom of God and the Christian hope of the future, showing why the normal activities of life should reflect kingdom values, In other words, "all of our activities should be doxological--to the glory of God and for the edification of others." This topical study focuses on the practical, everyday issues in six accessible, concise chapters, making it ideal for individual study and small-group discussions.