Saturday, January 20, 2018

Book Review: Sacred Rest

                                                                                   BOOK INFORMATION:                                                                  

Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested- 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 SacredRest, 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.
                                                                        MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK                                                              
There should be a "Get Out of Your Responsibilities" card you can play on those days when life is just too difficult, days when everything within you wants a moment to simply be still. 

When i first read this quote I knew I was going to love this book, it has been such a blessing to read. This is the book for the weary and tired people. Or even those who just want to experience life on a deeper level. There is so much truth in this book. With it is easy to read style, it will be a favorite of mine for years to come. The writing is engaging yet completely informative. 

I found the most powerful concept in this book was her assertion that sleep is not the same thing as rest. Which makes total sense to me, because so many times I find myself sleeping but not feeling rested. This book explains how in order to find true rest we need to work on refreshing our souls. 

This book is for the burned out, the tired, the stressed. This book will teach you how to truly rest and be still. This is a book everyone needs to read. regardless of the spiritual elements of this book. We all need to step back from life and rest more. 

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

                                                                                  AUTHOR  INFORMATION:                                                                  

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the author of "Set Free to Live" and "Come Empty" (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a repeat keynote speaker at their annual gathering. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.
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