LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith

Posted 24 January, 2018 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith

Title: Sacred Rest
Publisher: FaithWords
Publish Date: December 19, 2017
ISBN: 978-1478921677
Source: LitFuse Blog Tours
Pages: 240
Purchase: Amazon ~ ~ Barnes&Noble

About The Book

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 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.

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My Thoughts
I’m not a big fan of non-fiction books. They tend to lose my interest almost immediately. This book was, well, just about one of those books. I pushed on, though, and finished the book, despite it being difficult to hold my attention.

This is, in all honesty, a good book for those that are seeking to find some sort of relief and relaxtion in their life. Dr. Dalton-Smith did well to put the book together to break down the areas of rest and where people need to focus on slowing down. She added some scripture to the pages, along with some of her own accounts.

That all said, I was able to finish the book. Did I enjoy the book? No. Not really. Did the author have a good writing style? Of course. Why then, didn’t I ‘enjoy’ the book? Because it’s a non-fiction book and I tend to have a hard time with them,no matter how well written and thought out, or researched they are. Despite that, I still recommend this book. The author’s accounts, the scripture, the broken down way of explaining the why and the how to rest for a more functionable lifestyle, is well written and would be beneficial to those who seek this in their life.

So, if you want a book that will help you in a difficult time in your life, or if you are just feeling “too busy” in life and need a breather, then I do suggest you get this well written, 3.5 star book. It’s just not a book that I would keep on my shelf, personally.

*Cafinated Reads received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse Blog Tours and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

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About The Author

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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