Book Review “The Self-Care Devotional” for Holistic Health

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Reviewing The Self-Care Devotional book. Your health depends on the whole you: body, mind, spirit, diet, and environment. This book is a good tool for those looking to improve their whole health.

About the Book:

What’s the very best prescription for self-care? . . .
Daily quiet time in the heavenly Father’s presence, of course!

Better than a bubble bath. . . more rejuvenating than an expensive spa treatment. . . these 180 calming, comforting devotions and prayers are just the nourishment your weary soul needs to rest and recharge. Six months of daily readings touch on topics important to you, includingUnderstanding Your Feelings, Protecting Your Schedule, Nourishing Your Soul, Finding Joy, Shining Your Light, Pressing Pause, Making Time for Rest, and Being Kind to Yourself.

When you’re in need of some serious self-care, this delightful devotional is your perfect companion!

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

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The Self-Care Devotional book review I have for you today is a delightful, tiny little book. When I say tiny it’s small it’s only seven and a half inches by six inches. It’s small enough to fit in your bag or wherever you are on the go. Or just keep with you. It is called The Self-Care Devotional: 180 Days of Calming Comfort from God’s Word.

I really like this book. While it is not specifically about health, Hashimotos, or auto immune health. It’s not really going to talk to you about health at all. But as you know, you are a whole person, body, mind, spirit, diet, and environment. Each one of those aspects of you impacts the whole. And that’s why this book is such a great little tool for your overall holistic health toolbox.

I’m going to read you a little bit from the introduction so you can see how this book also looks at the whole and will help you in your journey.

It says this:

Introduction to the Self-Care Devotional book as part of the review

Isn’t that just a beautiful introduction? And the book itself is beautiful too. It’s got little plant artwork and although I am not a fantastic plant mom, I do love seeing plants growing and thriving.

I really enjoyed this book. Every single page is one day and like I said it’s a small book so you know that each page is not going to take you very long for each day’s reading.

Each day contains a Bible verse, a short little devotional, and then a prayer. I like written prayers sometimes. Because I feel like I kind of get stuck in a rut. Sometimes I’m talking to God about everything in anything. And other times I’m stuck in a rut and I like to have a written prayer to go off of.

I recommend this book. There are a lot of topics covered. For example, day one is reasons to care about yourself. Another one is how to pray instead of worry. Another is your thoughts matter. I talk about that a lot here at home and on the road with my kids.

Here’s my favorite page and it’s my favorite one because when we have an autoimmune problem, we need to focus on rest we need to let our bodies heal. We need to let our immune systems get back online. And one of the ways that we can facilitate that is by lowering our stress, increasing our rest, and knowing that we can trust in something greater than us–and that is God.

Page 182 is Rest and Truly Trust. The devotional says:

Too often our hearts grow weary and our bones get tired because we rely on ourselves too much. While we’re extraordinary women capable of conquering many giants, we are severely limited by our human condition. And each time we decide to play God in our lives, we are eventually left lacking and exhausted. We aren’t designed to navigate this life without the Lord’s presence.

Scripture tells us that God is our source! No matter what we need, He’s our divine supplier—a promise God takes very seriously. Be it strength, wisdom, hope, peace, joy, perspective, or guidance, when we choose to rest in Him and trust His love, help will arrive. We can lift our voice in praise for His goodness. Because when we ask, He will restore our balance and set us on a healthy path forward.

I recommend the Self-Care Devotional. It is just a tiny little book. You can fit it in your bag. You can put it on your nightstand, you can put on the back of your toilet. (Do people still read books in there now that we all have phones?) This would be a great book for a daily reading spot to wherever that is. It is available for pre-order right now wherever you order books and it comes out on February 1, 2024. I hope you will check it out if you feel like you could benefit from 180 days of calming comfort from God’s Word.

This transcript is auto-generated by OtterAI and may have slight errors.

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