Rest Assured – A Recovery Plan For Weary Souls – Book Review

Rest Assured

Rest Assured by Vicki Courtney – Book Review

Are you the type of person who tends to do more than they should?

Are you a multi-tasker? Someone who always has several projects on their plate? A woman who’s juggling several roles at once?

Do you always feel exhausted, rarely have time for yourself, have trouble winding down for sleep because the events of the day or the things you couldn’t complete on your over-stuffed to-do list are still running through your head?

If so, then Vicki Courtney’s Rest Assured – A Recovery Plan For Weary Souls was written specifically for you!

Rest Assured is written for women who feel that their “greatest risk” is “slowing down and resting” – for women who have “forgotten how to be still”. It’s a book that draws inspiration from Scripture – a book that helps us find the “rest for our souls” that Jesus promised in Matthew 11:29.

Rest Assured takes us on a 30-day journey and recovery plan that challenges us to de-emphasize our culturally-conditioned need to be busy during every waking hour and instead, to start focusing on the biblical imperative to rest.

For those of us who are drowning in a sea of must-dos and should-dos, this book is a lifesaver, I found the book practical and encouraging – filled with plenty of inspiration, exercises and easy-to-implement ideas to help us simplify our lives.

Vicki writes:

My prayer is that this book will produce in each of us an awareness so that when we find ourselves scrambling down the same weary path once again (and trust me, it’s only a matter of time), we can catch ourselves. The truth is, most of us will spend our entire lives learning to be still. My hope is that once we’ve tasted the benefits of being still, we won’t tarry long enough on the same path that leaves us feeling overcommitted, overwhelmed and over-connected, and as a result, robs us of rest.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Vicki Courtney

Vicki Courtney

Vicki Courtney is a speaker and the best-selling author of numerous books and Bible studies including, Rest Assured, Move On, Ever After, 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter, and 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son. She is the recipient of a Mom’s Choice award and a two-time ECPA Christian Book Award winner.

Known and respected as a “mom in the trenches,” Vicki has shared her youth culture wisdom on CNN, FOX News, and Focus on the Family, and blogs each week at VirtueAlert.com. She lives with her husband and their three children in Austin, Texas.

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10 Responses to “Rest Assured – A Recovery Plan For Weary Souls – Book Review”

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  1. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks
    says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book! =)
    Thanks for the review!

  2. I find it so hard to let go of that “culturally-conditioned need to be busy” even when it makes no sense to my current endeavors.

  3. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16
    says:

    Thanks again for joining us on Literacy Musing Mondays. This book sounds like a great resource.

  4. Happy New Year! This sounds like the perfect book for me – I have a tendency to over-commit and try to do too much! I’ve featured this post at this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop because I’m sure there are lots of others like me! Thank you so much for sharing your posts with us at Hearth and Soul.

  5. Sheryl says:

    I have a friend who could really use to read this book… thank you for the review.

  6. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent
    says:

    If only I could find the time to read this book…. just kidding! 🙂

    This book sounds lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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