In Brief: Sabbath Economics: A Spiritual Guide to Linking Love and Money
Reviewed by Karie Firoozmand
October 1, 2020
By Judith L. Favor. Self-published, 2020 (available on November 4 at readersmagnet.com). 263 pages. $14.52/paperback; $4.99/eBook.
Judith Favor’s most recent book is a revised, updated, and expanded edition of her 2008 title, A Spiritual Guide to Sabbath Economics: Making Love with Money. This new edition seeks to bring the reader into a covenantal relationship with the resources that bring life to us and to our communities. Conversational in tone, Favor uses stories from her life and the lives of people she knows to guide the reader inward with queries that tenderly interrogate our concepts of money, time, health, and relationship. A companion journal, 52 Weeks of Love and Money, is also available, complete with daily quotations and queries plus lots of blank space for the reader to write and reflect.
Favor is a spiritual director and retired United Church of Christ minister. Drawing from many spiritual traditions, Sabbath Economics reminds us to consider prayerfully the feelings that come to many of us around money; that, in community, “we support one another in integrating faith and practice into each fiscal and relational decision.”
—description by Windy Cooler, member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting, Baltimore Yearly Meeting; and co-editor of the Friends Journal news section