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Sacred Rest

Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
Narrated by: Saundra Dalton-Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested - now 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Saundra Dalton-Smith (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"'Once you get a taste of a well-rested life, nothing else will satisfy.' That quote is a nibble of the masterpiece you will feast on in Saundra-Dalton Smith's book Sacred Rest. Through a well-balanced weaving of her life's stories, substantiated research, and inspired selection of Scriptures, Saundra has created a perfect mix for challenging each reader to find their place of rest. I highly recommend this book as it's chock full of practical tips and you'll want to buy ten more for your family and friends, or use it for a book club or Bible Study." ( Heidi McLaughlin, international speaker and author of Restless for More, Sand to Pearls, and Beauty Unleashed)

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  • jasdeep Kaur
  • 28-08-2019

You have to be Christian to Understand

I downloaded the book because the 7 types of rests mentioned were used in the Shine app I use. I could see it was going to be a faith-based book, however, I had hoped it'd be like the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman where he brings up his faith a lot but he mentions it in a way a non-Christian would understand. Dr. Dalton-Smith unfortunately doesn't do that, which is a shame because I tried really hard to understand despite her use of vocabulary and language I didn't understand. I only had 4 hours and 37 minutes left before I gave up because it was taking lots of brain power and I still wasn't understanding her much. I hope one day she does a revised version where it's worded in a more universal and inclusive way.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-08-2019

Fantastic!

Loved the format and narrative. She offers a different yet faith filled way to approach rest and it's life changing!

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  • Candace
  • 04-08-2019

I want her voice

This woman speaks so clearly and direct. The author should narrate other audible books! The info was detailed, rich, colorful. However, I have to read it. Listening was hard to retain all the info and advice. I felt overwhelmed at times and had to rewind to listen again. This should be listened to in a streak. Take a week, bring a notebook and really listen to what she is saying so you dont feel like you're drowning. Not good to listen on commute or treadmill when your focus is fragmented. I give 5 stars because if you implement everything you should never have a problem with rest again. Dalton tells it all and how with no repetitive nonsense, all real and true.

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  • Kim E
  • 29-05-2019

Finding Balance

After listening to this book, I feel that I may need to listen to this each year. It's hard to find balance in life, but finding rest is so important to our well-being. Smith gives great tips and has helped me to understand the kind of rest I need. As I start my teaching career again, I know the rest I need is one where I am not around many people and would like peace and quiet. Excellent book and would recommend!

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  • Chelsea Lewis
  • 23-01-2019

inspiring!

Sandra Dalton really made me think about how I spend my time! An excellent read for the overrun American mom.

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  • Naturally
  • 06-01-2018

A really valuable book, but be aware is Christian

First half of the book really good, very valuable, you should definitely buy this book.

Second half quotes heavily from the bible, frequent mentions of God and Jesus, biblical stories and so on. I would describe myself as spiritual not specifically Christian and I found the continual theme and mentions of the bible jarring and inescapable. I will listen again but stop at the end of part one.