• Rest and War

  • Rhythms of a Well-Fought Life
  • By: Ben Stuart
  • Narrated by: Ben Stuart
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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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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We All Need Rest+

Needed to read this book in this moment as I take on a mountain before me. Thanks for a well written and Holy Spirit inspired guide!

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Passion Felt!

I loved the passion that the author portrayed in his presentation. You could hear his heart and care that were placed within this book. It is also is filled with great truths and practical application!

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Right On Time

My word for the year is Rest. Shortly after that word was chosen this book was released. It really blessed my spirit and helped me navigate the year.

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Super encouraging

Great storytelling, great encouragement. I really appreciated this listen. I love when authors read their own stories.

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Must Listen!

Absolutely amazing. Just what I needed to hear, when I needed to hear it. Highly recommend to anyone regardless of where you are in your spiritual walk - amazing moments and lessons for everyone.

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A must listen

Critical tools to live your fullest/most free life

One of my favorite storytellers

Thank you Ben

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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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I never tire of listening to Ben

I've been listening to Ben Stuart's messages on YouTube for several years now and I never tire of listening to him. I come from a very legalistic background and the way Ben talks about the love and grace of God is so new to me and such a balm for a very tired soul. This book contained many of the messages I have loved watching from Ben and I enjoyed every minute of it. I love the way Ben narrates his words with such animation and passion. I'm looking forward to his next audiobook! Thank you Ben.