Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rest Assured

Rest Assured:
A Recovery Plan for Weary Souls

Vicki Courtney
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-0849964923
November 2015/224 pages/$15.99

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28)

Women are overcommitted, overconnected, overburdened, and overwhelmed. Their lives are full, but oddly, their souls are empty. They are aching for a bold challenge—one that will bring rest to their longing souls. Rest Assured is for the daring women who truly want to disrupt their current patterns and see lasting change.

Divided into two parts, Rest Assured offers not just an intervention:
  • The Badge of Busyness
  • The Exhausting Pursuit of Happiness
  • Tethered Souls
  • Worried Sick
But also a recovery plan:
  • Prioritize the One Thing Needed: Time for God
  • Create Room to Breathe: Time for Solitude
  • Give Yourself a Break: Time for Leisure
  • Pay It Forward: Time for Others
If the soul is weary, it’s time for an intervention. Rest Assured is not a quick fix, but rather a bold challenge that aids women in identifying the negative patterns that prevent them from experiencing rest in their souls. Most importantly, it will give them the tools needed to break the cycle.

A “Rest Stop” challenge is included at the end of each chapter for use in Bible studies and book clubs. Bonus material includes a 30-Day Restitution Plan and 100 Ways to Give It a Rest.


Vicki Courtney is a national speaker to women of all ages and the best-selling author of many books and Bible studies including 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter and Ever After. Vicki and her husband, Keith, have three grown children, a son-in-love, two daughters-in-love, and two amazing grandsons. Visit her website to learn more.


Are you weary? Do you feel like your To Do List is managing you instead of the other way around? Then this book is for you. Vicki Courtney invites women everywhere to toss the badge of busyness and find the rest we all so desperately need. In her frank and authentic style, Vicki shares her own journey of overcommitment and the havoc it wreaked on her soul and her life. In fact, she peels back the curtain and provides examples of situations that occurred even as she wrote the book and how she is becoming intentional about creating margin in her life. As someone who has recently stepped away from several of my own commitments to decrease the stress level in my life, I found this book to be encouraging and inspiring. This book can be read straight through, used for individual reflection, or studied in a small group setting. With its highly practical suggestions for implementing the concepts and suggestions, Rest Assured is a book to be read, reread, and put into practice. Preoder your copy today; you can Rest Assured that you won't regret it! Releasing in stores and online November 17.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson BookLook Bloggers. 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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