Book Review: Sacred Rest
Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
When I saw that Sacred Rest was available for review, I immediately responded that I wanted to read this book and write a review. I am a “self-diagnosed” insomniac and for years have searched for methods that would help me sleep. So I was interested to see if this book offered any solutions that I had not come upon. I was not disappointed.
Sacred Rest is, in my opinion, a ground-breaking book. Dr. Dalton-Smith uses her own experiences with exhaustion and near burn-out, proving that she not only knows of what she speaks in a clinical sense, but also in a personal sense.
The book is divided into three sections: 1) “Why Rest?” wherein Dr. Dalton-Smith discusses the practical aspects of rest; 2) “The Gifts of Rest” covers the spiritual aspects of rest; and 3) “The Promises of Rest” where the reader is challenged to explore each type of rest further.
Dr. Dalton-Smith offers an assessment at the back of the book, which she encourages the reader to complete as it will show the reader what types of rest in which they are experiencing a deficit. After taking the assessment, the reader returns to the section where Dr. Dalton-Smith discusses each type of rest, offering ways to replenish each type.
Sacred Rest is packed with information and should be read slowly so the reader can absorb the information and incorporate it into their lives. For those who have trouble sleeping, for whatever reason, this book will be life-changing.