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Struggle well. Fight for progress. Know the one who has fought for you. 

You don’t have to live in this world long before discovering that the pursuit of intimacy with God occurs within the context of adversity. It is a fight. Yet it is a fight in which our King has won the decisive victory! You have been set free...into a raging battle! 

But there’s good news: Your struggles do not mean you’re doomed, rather they’re actually a sure sign that you are alive. Now you must learn to struggle well, for Jesus did not free you from the fight, he freed you for the fight.

Rest and War is a field guide for the spiritual life; a book of ancient methods of transformation transposed into a modern key. Borne out of Pastor Ben Stuart’s personal life-experiences and decades in ministry, Rest and War offers biblical and practical guidance for:

  • Battling what’s holding you back while building what will propel you forward
  • Trading patterns of thinking that diminish intimacy with God for ones that encourage it
  • Fighting sin and cultivating an environment that allows you to flourish
  • Designing your everyday schedule based on your God-given purposes to bring more meaning into your routines

God has called you into the good fight of life; step into it boldly, strategically. Flee evil and pursue intimacy with your Creator. Uproot what is broken and cultivate what is life-giving. Make war on what is destructive, and rest in the God who loves you.

Are you ready to walk elegantly through the battlefield of life?

Discussion questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Ben Stuart (P)2022 Thomas Nelson

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Awesome book on practically living the Christian life

I really liked how Ben Stuart didn’t only teach dry theology, but also got into the details of how our faith can make a difference in our lives. I love personal development, but this is even more. It points us to God and the solutions he has given us to deal with the obstacles and challenges we face. I will be sharing this one a lot.

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Ben Stuart - Master Communicator

I’ve listened to Ben Stuart for years. He declares truth. And he takes this vital message for this season of our world, and communicates as no one else can. Thank you Ben Stuart. You have mentored me for years without even knowing it. Thank you for speaking truth, encouragement, and wisdom into the trials of this season of my life.

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Fantastic!

I heard Ben speak (not the first time!) at our church. Southeast in Louisville,Ky. I love his dynamic voice and style! He makes everything jump out at you! This was a great book. 🙌

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The Christian Field Guide

This book combines the philosophies of many Christian authors, namely: C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, and John Piper. It is an essential for both new and seasoned followers of Jesus, giving practical tools for a life well lived and fought for King Jesus. Ben Stuart is an excellent communicator and writer and I’m eagerly awaiting his next endeavor into writing.

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We are freed to fight well

Ben Stuart has become my favorite preacher and one of my favorite authors. This is such a clear and encouraging exploration of the Christian walk. We are not fighting for acceptance, but from acceptance -- but it is still a fight, one that God undertakes and invites us into via the rhythms of rest and war. Struggle well and rest in His love, friends.

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This Book is 🔥

This book features so many thoughts I already knew, but weaves them together in a way that is refreshing and inspiring. A very creative way to present ancient truths. Just read it!!

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A practical guide on how to walk through temptation

I love Ben’s preaching, so I am so happy to hear him actually read this! What a good word on how to see a new perspective on dealing with temptation. I love the stories, the analogies, and parallels he draws to make things make since. So much good wisdom in here, I can’t wait to share it with friends.

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Powered up & deeply encouraged

Thank you Ben for the truth spoken in such a humble way. My heart is encouraged!

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Great Read!!!!

Wow! Such a helpful and great read! I can’t wait to share it with others!

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It Made my heart smile

I adore Ben, he had me laughing, crying and reasy to take on another day.