“Sacred Rest: Finding the Sabbath in the Everyday,” by Cheryl Wunderlich

I recently had the chance to read Sacred Rest: Finding the Sabbath in the Everyday, by Cheryl Wunderlich. This nonfiction book was published on November 21, 2017 by Thomas Nelson.

About this book (from the back cover):

If only there were more hours in a day . . .

Your to-do list is beyond taming, and your commitments are unavoidable. How could you allow yourself to rest in busy times like these? What would rest even look like in your life?

Author Cheryl Wunderlich knows these questions well. After years caught up in the whirlwind of family life, motherhood, work, and ministry, she couldn’t imagine allowing rest for herself—until cancer forced her to stop.  In her crushing battle with exhaustion, she began to hear God’s still, small voice inviting her to hope, be restored, and to find deep soul-quenching rest in Him. God’s rest was her way back to life.

These 100 devotions offer prayers, Scripture verses, personal insights, and biblical perspectives on God’s loving gift and command to us: Rest. Be still. You can experience both rewarding work and rejuvenating rest. Accept God’s invitation, and taste the welcome relief of a life balanced in His rest.

My Verdict:

I loved this devotional. It’s simple, pretty, and inspiring, and would make a fantastic gift. The cover is gorgeous, which is important if it’s going to be sitting by your bedside for 100 days or so. It’s just what you need to begin your morning in the right way, and will help you focus on God’s command not to stress out, but rather to rest. This is going to be a book I give as a Christmas present to church friends.

If you’d like to check out Sacred Rest it is currently on sale for $8.99 for the Kindle version right now. If you prefer a physical copy the hardcover version is currently on sale for $11.63. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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