About the book: (from the publisher) Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested — now there’s a challenge.
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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My take: With so many books about rest on the market, two things (at least) set this one apart: 1) its author is an M.D. — as well as a Christian, wife, and mom — which allows her to understand “busy” from the inside out: physical, spiritual, emotional, mental. And 2) her multi-layered dissection of rest includes more categories than I would have thought to count: in addition to the aforementioned, there’s social, sensory, and creative.
Saundra Dalton-Smith’s personal experience and understanding allows her to examine all of these areas thoroughly, providing along the way both inspiration and practical tips for combating busyness. Of all the areas she examines, Creative Rest is the one that I most appreciated — both for its fresh approach (that she recognizes there is a need for such a thing!), and for her solution given: to “soak in beauty and light.” Yes.
For Christian women who are tired of being busy — and tired of being tired — Dr. Saundra’s wisdom dispensed in Sacred Rest provides hope for a better way.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity and FaithWords for providing me this book free of charge. All opinions are mine.
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After words: How do you make time for rest in your busy life?