Curtis "CZ" Zackery graduated from Liberty University and continued his schooling at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. He has served in various ministry and leadership roles for the past 15 years. Curtis, his wife Monique and son Noah currently live in Franklin, TN.
I can become so frenetic I lose track of myself. Yes, myself. Busy is subtle, until it has a firm grip, then it's all-out demanding. If your calendar leaves you in a spin, be encouraged, this offering is about still waters and quiet hearts. Tell me, who doesn't long for that? As I soak in Soul Rest, I'm stirred to examine my bustling mindset and to lean into a kinder rhythm, a Sabbath song. I've put this book on my twice-a-year read list.--Patsy Clairmont, author of You Are More Than You Know
This is a book everyone needs to read. Self-care is a lost art in today's world, and the Sabbath is something very few of us actually practice with intentionality. If we want to lead, we need to rest. If we want to live fulfilling lives, we need to rest. This book will refresh your heart and soul.--Jarrid Wilson, pastor; author of Love is Oxygen
Now more than ever, the world is saturated with pressure, lack of margin, "busyness," and noise. And so, now more than ever, a recovery of the ancient practice of Sabbath is essential. In this wonderful book, Curtis does a great job advocating for more healthy life rhythms--ones that involve dedicated, purposeful work but also unplugging to replenish. He also directs our attention away from the noise and toward the deeper rest to which Christ calls us, a rest that reminds us the essential work has already been accomplished by Him and on our behalf. I pray that many will engage Curtis' words here and that Soul Rest would reacquaint many with Jesus' wonderful invitation to come to Him for the rest we so often crave but struggle to find.--Scott Sauls, senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville; author of Befriend and From Weakness to Strength
Reading Soul Rest: Reclaim Your Life. Return to Sabbath by Curtis Zackery felt like a sweet whisper from God showing me the importance of true rest for my soul. To be honest, I never thought much about the importance of Sabbath. Reading CZ's personal stories made the valuable lessons he was teaching me feel less like a professor standing at a chalkboard and more like a friend sharing his story over a cup of tea. In our busy, rushed, American dream-driven society, Soul Rest is an important book every Jesus-follower should read.--Mandisa, Contemporary Christian recording artist