Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity Hardcover – December 19, 2017
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"Dr. Dalton-Smith has redefined the word REST! In a world with constant "Cerebral Background Noise" you need this book to learn how to set up rest boundaries for you and your family. I love her assessments for the reader to see where there might be a need for more rest, not just in sleep, but in the area of mental, spiritual and CREATIVE rest! I learned so much in this book, I look forward to sharing it with ALL my patients." ―Dr. Angie Welikala, CEO, Founder of Healing Agents International. HealingAgents.org
About the Author
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.
- Publisher : FaithWords; 1st edition (December 19, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1478921676
- ISBN-13 : 978-1478921677
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.88 x 0.88 x 8.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #249,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Most of us think we are "resting" when we are sleeping. Too many times we think that we don't have time for adequate rest or we may misinterpret setting aside the time as selfish. The author addresses these concerns. If you're like me, you will see yourself in many of the excuses as well as the case studies. This book expands the idea of rest well beyond sleeping, physical stillness, or "down-time." It is divided into short, easy-to-read and understand chapters which explain, give examples of, and encourage self-introspection into physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest.
While the author writes from an obvious Christian perspective, there is nothing overbearing or nonscientific in her writing. Being a physician, she has witnessed and testifies to evidence and to numerous case studies of consequences of deficiency in the various forms of rest. She actually incorporates scientific/medical evidence to support her claims and observations. Overall. the author does a masterful job in blending the tones of a best friend, your physician, and a spiritual mentor into one helpful conversation and motivational tool. I was especially encouraged by the second half of the book where Dr, Dalton-Smith goes into more details explaining the gifts we receive as we observe a more rested life...gifts including: boundaries, reflection, freedom, acceptance, and productivity. I also like the additional resources including the Personal Rest Deficit Assessment Tool and the link to a Thirty Day Sacred Rest Challenge.
I definitely recommend this book for personal study and reflection, self-help, and spiritual growth. Also makes a great gift!
Where I've struggled isn't the same as Dr. Dalton-Smith, yet she included something for every personality. More than just the words "you need to do this," which most of us already know, she's included the how-to and a new perspective on where happiness comes from. It's been around me all along, yet I've been too caught up in bouts of anger and frustration to experience it.
A marvelous book every reader needs to digest. 5 stars.
Who better to give me not just permission, but URGING to rest– than a medical doctor? When I bought this book, I knew I'd be inspired to rest, and I guessed that Dr. Dalton-Smith would be telling me to sleep more. I was completely surprised to find that there are OTHER kinds of rest besides sleep. (I think I've lived my life at two main speeds: running 100 miles an hour, and OFF. Ha ha ha ha.) What I found most beautiful about this book was all the different KINDS of rest I'd be invited to engage in. Sensory rest! Who would have thought!?
This book has greatly, greatly enriched my life. For any busy high achiever who sometimes feels that life is going by in a blur, this book is just what the doctor ordered.
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The second part is even worse, I can’t let a book unfinished and I went through but it was painful.