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Sabbath Born: Reflections of a Reluctant Prophet (Paperback)
A devotional essays by a prominent Methodist minister.
About the Author
Raised on a farm in Eastern Arkansas—the second of four boys—Britt Skarda was a Methodist minister for 33 years, serving churches in North Carolina and Arkansas. Frequently throughout those years, Skarda has served as the principal speaker for youth, college, and conference events, including a gathering of the bishops of the South-Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and Duke Divinity School, Skarda has been married to his wife, Karen, for 48 years and is now father of three and grandfather of four.
"Sabbath Born is an inspiring collection of scripture based personal stories and is a reservoir for bible studies and book clubs. This is Britt Skarda's first book and I hope it won't be his last."
— James L. "Skip" Rutherford III, Dean Emeritus University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
“Britt Skarda has given us a wonderful testimonial to the power of a life lived in response to God’s summons. This is a memoir of Britt’s extensive ministry, yet also it’s a book about a God who delights in calling people to God’s service, even when they're reluctant!”
— Will Willimon, author of Accidental Preacher: A Memoir, and United Methodist Bishop, retired.
“Thriving on the love of God with a great generosity of spirit is the theme of Skarda’s heartwarming essays. He conveys the wisdom that comes from viewing each day as a gift to grow our spiritual nature so we blossom as ambassadors of God’s love.”
— Regina V. Cates, creator of Romancing Your Soul, and author of the bestselling book Lead with Your Heart, Creating a Life of Love Compassion and Purpose
“A gifted communicator, whether from the pulpit or on the page, Rev. Britt Skarda’s wisdom, insight, and compassion are welcome salves in our troubled world. As faithful members of his congregation for many years, my wife Donna and I have drawn strength and encouragement from Rev. Skarda’s example, and comfort from his prayer. This book will be a beacon for anyone who seeks to walk with Christ.”
— Thomas “Mack” McLarty, Chairman, The McLarty Companies
“In the midst of our troubled world, whispers of hope are sorely needed. Sabbath Born, Reflections of a Reluctant Prophet is a comforting lullaby that captures the heart with it’s down home storytelling. For those of us who have become uncomfortable at times with the Christian label, Britt Skarda’s musings of his personal faith journey woos us back into the fold.”
— Randy Eddy-McCain, Senior/Founding Pastor, Open Door Community Church, Sherwood AR and is the author of And God Save Judy Garland, A Gay Christian’s Journey