Friday, September 14, 2012

A Woman's Right to Rest by Denise George Book Review

A Woman's Right to Rest by Denise George is a unique look at "14 types of Biblical Rest that will transform your life."  Women of today are tired and overworked.  They take on many roles and before they know it, they are exhausted, but press on because they don't know what else to do.  Denise gives a beautiful perspective of the "right" women have to rest based on biblical principles.  God gives permission for physical rest, mental and emotional rest, trusting soul rest, rest in prayer, heart rest, rest of forgiveness, rest of contentment , rest of commitment, rest in caretaking, rest in beauty, harmony and peace, rest in selected memories, rest in friendship, rest in times of crisis and rest of heavenly assurance.  She completely unveils the true way of resting in the arms of God through her own life examples, the stories of others and the life of Jesus.  She begins each chapter with a Bible verse that addresses that particular subject of rest.  At the end of each chapter she lists several practical suggestions, a personal quiet time reflection and questions for group study.

As a busy mom of two little ones, I am in need of rest!  I can go, go, go, but I don't know when to stop or why.  I was astounded by the number of different types of rest Denise wrote about in her book.  I was especially drawn to how to take physical rest, to rest in prayer and resting in caretaking. I believe women will run themselves to complete burnout if they don't take time to see what God's Word says about rest.  Denise's book is very relevant for today's women with practical examples of how to take rest that is needed to transform your life. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers as part of their ACU Press Bookclub Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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