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  • The Rested Soul: 30 Meditations to Quiet Your Heart

The Rested Soul: 30 Meditations to Quiet Your Heart

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True shalom for an anxiety-ridden world.

Do you feel rested and at peace? Or are you bombarded with obstacles keeping you from true soul rest? Daily life can be a grind, full of confusion and chaos. Award-winning author and Bible teacher Tessa Afshar has been there. Drawing from the lessons she learned from battling anxiety in her own life, Tessa brings you on a journey that cultivates a rested soul.

A book of 30 devotionals, The Rested Soul, includes vulnerable stories from Tessa's personal life—stories that will make you feel known and remind you that you are not alone. Full of inspiration found in ordinary moments, Tessa shows you how to remove the impediments that stand in the way of a quiet heart. These deep reflections are accompanied by beautiful images (photography by Tessa's husband). Exhale, heal, and find rest in God.  

Tessa's meditations create an oasis of calm when powerful storms of anxiety assail you. She brings you into your hope-filled, joy-infused life in Jesus. In Him, our hearts find quiet and comfort. In Him, we have favor, authority, and strength. In Jesus, we find The Rested Soul.


About the Author

Tessa Afshar
TESSA AFSHAR’s books have been on Publishers Weekly, CBA, and ECPA bestseller lists and have been translated into many languages. Her Bible study, The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings, won the ECPA Christian Book of the Year in the Bible Study category. Tessa’s novels have been the recipient of the ECPA’s Bronze Milestone, Christy, and INSPY Awards. She holds a master of divinity from Yale, where she was elected to serve as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship for one year. Tessa is a devoted wife, a mediocre gardener, and an enthusiastic cook of biblical recipes. Learn more at


"What a beautiful collection of meditations on the closeness of Jesus amidst our anxiety! With tenderness and vulnerability, Tessa invites readers who feel weary and worn down by darkness and despair to come find rest for their souls in Jesus."
—ASHERITAH CIUCIU, national speaker, host of the Prayers of Rest podcast, and author of many books, including Full, Prayers of Rest, and Unwrapping the Names of Jesus

"Tessa has a way of validating feelings of anxiety, fear, and doubt while offering encouragement no matter our circumstances. She doesn't wrap readers' experiences into a tidy bow, but instead allows for life's unexpected twists, all while offering the hope of Christ. Each devotional bears a richness and wisdom that comes only from personal experience. Tessa journeys alongside readers as a trusted friend who recognizes our collective pain, sharing her experiences openly and vulnerably, and reminding us to cling to Jesus in all seasons of life."
—KENDRA ROEHL, speaker and author of several devotionals, including The One Year Daily Acts of Gratitude Devotional: 365 Inspirations to Encourage a Life of Thankfulness, and co-creator of the online community

"In a world that pulls at us every moment, stilling our soul to rest in the presence of Jesus can feel impossible. In this beautiful devotional, you'll find peace for your racing mind and hope for your weary heart. The Rested Soul belongs on every nightstand or coffee table reminding you that you never go through life alone. Jesus knows, He cares, and He is carrying you."
—ERICA WIGGENHORN, Bible teacher, national speaker, and author of women's Bible studies and Letting God Be Enough: Why Striving Keeps You Stuck and How Surrender Sets You Free

"Do you need rest from the tensions and traumas of life? You've come to the right place! Tessa Afshar offers a beautiful invitation to experience the rest Christ promises. If the stresses and strains of life have left you weary, keep this devotional close. You'll be sure to return to it often whenever anxiety threatens to overwhelm. I highly recommend this devotional for every anxious soul!"
—BECKY HARLING, coach, conference speaker, and author of Psalms for the Anxious Heart and Cultivating Deeper Connections in a Lonely World

"This devotional is not like any other. It touches you deep in your soul and changes you. I love the efficient and effective format that fits perfectly into busy schedules. Each day has a powerful verse, words of experience, wisdom from Tessa, intentional questions to linger on, guided prayer, and ends with an oasis and rest that tangibly covers you. You cannot help but take that oasis with you the rest of the day. God used this valuable devotional in my life, and I believe He will do the same for anyone who reads it!"
—JENNIFER A. CHAPMAN, founder and president, Mastering Motherhood

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-3117-2
Publish Date: April 2024
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback