[Jesus said,] “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NABRE) When the world tugs at us and life feels too stressful, it’s hard to remember these words of comfort. Whispers of Rest is just what the frazzled soul needs, providing 40 days of God’s love to revitalize us.
Forty daily readings are organized into six sections: Being the Beloved, Choosing as the Beloved, Dreaming as the Beloved, Healing as the Beloved, Daring as the Beloved, and Shining as the Beloved. Each of these readings shares Bible stories, personal reflections, and inspiration, as well as questions to ponder and a challenge for the day. We’re encouraged to pray and journal our responses to God’s loving messages to us. In addition, Bonnie Gray has set up a Facebook book study group and inspirational videos and coloring pages that can be accessed at her website.
In the hustle and bustle of daily living, it’s hard to get quiet and remember just how much God loves us. Whispers of Rest provides a wonderful daily reminder. I highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Alice Berger