Sunday, October 16, 2011

Surrendered Sleep: A Book Review

About The Book:

Sleep Clinics. Sleeping Pills. Sleep Systems. With all the focus on sleep, it’s obvious to anyone breathing (or not—in the case of sleep apnea) that sleep disorders are on everyone’s minds. Can’t fall asleep. Can’t stay asleep. So many problems, but so few zzzs.
Dr. Charles W. Page has been plagued with sleep deprivation his entire adult life. Whether from the rigorous unpredictable lifestyle of a general surgeon or dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Page sees sleep as a precious commodity. Many of his surgical patients also report sleep problems on their medical histories. It’s certainly a widespread problem.
Although there is extensive medical literature regarding sleep, insomnia and sleep disorders, there is little instruction about these issues from a Christian worldview. Sleep was God’s idea—why shouldn’t we go to the One who created rest in the first place for answers to our sleep problems. One of the reasons Dr. Page wrote Surrendered Sleep was to heighten people’s awareness of the spiritual side of sleep issues, which often goes neglected in health and medical literature.

You can read an excerpt of Surrendered Sleep here, in PDF format 

About The Author:

Dr. Charles W. Page is a sleep-deprived surgeon. He completed medical school and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and serves as surgeon in rural Texas. Dr. Page is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. In addition to his involvement in the teaching ministry of his local church, he has participated in medical mission trips to Cameroon, Pakistan, Milawe, Niger, Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua. He and his wife Joanna live in Texas with their five children.

My Review:

I really enjoyed reading through Surrendered Sleep and working through the initial study that is also included. I did the study within the first two chapters for the sake of review and will definitely go through the rest as a Bible Study for myself in the future.

Surrendered Sleep is very well written and extremely easy to follow. Perfect for both individual study and small group study, it is a great addition to any library. You will be challenged in many ways, and along the way be encouraged to grow deeper in your relationship with God as you do.

I highly recommend this book and study and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Surrendered Sleep online here.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and Kathy Carlton Willis Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. I so need this! I wonder if it's available in the library?