Sacred Rest

by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith. Faith Words, September 24, 2019.


In Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional. Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and discusses the research on physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, and creative rest, and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity.


discussion of scientific research; spiritual insight; practical action steps

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Read with your staff or leadership team to discern how better rest practices can improve your team's dynamic.
  • Use as a book study with your team as a supplement to your congregation's mental health ministry.

About the Contributor

Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. Kelly received an undergraduate degree in American culture from Vassar College, where she was active in interfaith work on campus, and a master’s degree in contemporary sociology from the University of Leicester in England.

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