As soon as I saw the blurb for Sacred Rest I was interested. I knew exactly what she was talking about. Or so I thought…
Turns out I partly understood. I knew that sleep is not the only kind of rest we need. We also need mental rest, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest. Often we think taking a vacation, downsizing, medicating, or more sleeping will help us when they don’t work as the type of rest we need.
What she says makes so-o much sense to me. I wanted to grab a highlighter, but I was too interested in what I was reading to get up and find one. Plus, I felt like I would have highlighted the whole first 2 chapters!
The author goes through each type of rest needed, and gives examples so that it’s easy to understand. She also gives ideas of how to start taking the rest you need. I love that she shared how Jesus took each kind of rest. Sometimes, all we need is permission.
You can relieve a lot of stress and live a better life by making sure that you are resting – and that doesn’t mean just getting more sleep!
Here is some backcover copy:
Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested-now there’s a challenge.
How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life? In SACRED REST, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional.
Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and research-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, creative-and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on your health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity. SACRED REST combines the science of rest, the spirituality of rest, the gifts of rest, and the resulting fruit of rest. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect.
By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, SACRED REST gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.
You can find more information at the author’s site. Published by Faith Words. This book was sent to me for the book tour. The words are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.