Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Rest Assured: A Book Review

When I chose this book to review, I was intrigued because of my love of simplicity but I had a feeling it might not apply to me. I'd cut back on many of my commitments and busy is just not a word I use to describe myself anymore when someone asks how I'm doing.

But I was wrong! This book spoke to me time and time again and convicted me of different areas that I'm not using my time well, that I'm not being as intentional in my life and living it as fully and peacefully as God might desire (intentional is my word for the year but more on that later!).

I love Vicki Courtney's conversational style of writing. She's relatable without trying too hard. She's also extremely authentic and I love that!

I thought this book would be geared towards the minivan mom running her kids to sports and gymnastics every night, but it actually applies to every woman in every season. She covers our perception of busyness (the 'badge' of honor we consider a full schedule), time spent on social media and other technology, and how worry can steal our time and peace. She then gives us a plan for recovery and living a life of joy and peace. She emphasizes the importance of time for God, time for solitude, and time for leisure. 

I am highly impressed with this book and would recommend it. As a bonus, there's even a 30-day restoration guide in the back with tidbits to ponder, pray, or act. And on top of that, there's a list of 100 ways to find rest or leisure. 

Definitely five stars from me!

[Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for sending me this book at no cost. This review contains my honest and original thoughts.]


  1. Thank you for the review! I will have to read this book! Intentionality is so important.

    1. Yes, but so tough to practice! It's so easy for me to go on autopilot. ;)

  2. This book sounds very intriguing to me, especially since it has a 30 day guide. I need structure to help me along! I'll have to add this to my reading list. Thanks, Laura! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    1. I really liked it and would recommend it. If we lived closer, I'd just let you borrow it!