Sacred Rest – Book Review

Sacred Rest

Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton Smith – Book Review

In order to live our best lives and to accomplish all of the things that God has for us, we need to be well rested – but rest is something that’s often overlooked, undervalued, and misunderstood in our culture. For instance, did you know that rest and sleep are two different things?

In Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, Saundra Daulton-Smith shows us how rest is the key to unlocking our creativity and thriving in the midst of the challenges we face in our daily lives!

In Sacred Rest, Dr. Daulton-Smith provides an assessment tool that gives us the opportunity to examine seven areas of our lives to see which types of rest we may be deficient in:

  • Physical Rest
  • Mental Rest
  • Emotional Rest
  • Spiritual Rest
  • Social Rest
  • Sensory Rest
  • Creative Rest

Throughout the book, she explores each of these different types of rest – helps us to understand why they are so vital to our lives – and examines our risk vulnerabilities in each area. She also helps us to understand why traditional solutions like taking a vacation don’t sufficiently fill our rest tanks and helps us to discover creative ways to achieve and sustain rest.

Sacred Rest is a book that each of us needs to read and apply to our lives. To help us get started, the author offers us the opportunity to participate in a Thirty-Day Sacred Rest Challenge at the end of the book!

If you want to start off the year in running, start it off rested – pick up a copy of this book today!

I rate this book series 5 out of 5 stars.

About Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith

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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  1. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    I’ve been wanting to do a Bible study on the theme of rest for a while. Does this book delve into the Scriptures much? Thanks for sharing this on Booknificent Thursday at!

  2. Pam Ecrement says:

    Loved this book when I discovered it a few months ago. I used it as foundation for a series and appreciate this excellent review of the book. I think anyone would find it helpful to read and discover how it applies to them.

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