Flu Review - Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray

This beautiful book is a journey through learning to value yourself and set aside time to nourish the side of you that many times is neglected.  It is written into a forty day plan but is organized in such a way that you can read as much or as little as you want.  And if it takes you a year to get through then that’s ok too.  The whole idea is to replenish not stress.  Along side the reading part you can opt to print out the provided coloring pages or journal pages.  There are also podcasts and online groups to join if you choose to.  It has quite a complete set of resources.  


Bonnie Gray is a newly published author and she has a lot to share from her own experience.  She has been called upon to speak with and offer help to the US. Military personnel, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues that are a result of the stress and trauma a soldier endures.  Her insight into these and other conditions comes from her own childhood trauma.  As she shares her story with the reader it has a calming and restful atmosphere that is a breath of fresh air.


Whispers of Rest is artfully written tap into a bubbling well of peace.  It is divided up in little sections of a paragraph or two in order not to overwhelm the reader.  I would venture to say that it is the next best thing to actually doing therapy sessions in person.  It is a great asset to the mental health resource pool.


This book is a Christian based writing so if that doesn’t fit into someone’s comfort zone then that is something to keep in mind.  However, the reader may find a different kind of Christianity than the one that tends to be offensive.  It is more of a Zen pathway to God’s unrelenting love.  I am a reader who cannot always handle religion but I do respond well to love and this book is full of that.  I also found it easy to skip over any references from the Bible that I was not of the mind to read.  I am not an Atheist so I don’t have a problem with the concept of God but it may not be a good fit for someone who does not wish to dwell on a god figure.


I also noticed a fair amount of grammar errors and type errors but that did not keep me from enjoying the serenity of the atmosphere this book has to offer.  With all that in mind, I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.  


By Jenny

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