Review of Sabbatical of the Mind by David L. Winters
David Winters was working for a government agency and was just six years from retirement when he decided he needed a break from his high-stress life. He evaluated his finances and other key aspects of his life and chose to take a sabbatical. What followed was an eye-opening experience that brought him closer to his faith and his relationship with God.
I have to admit that, at first, I had some trouble relating to Mr. Winters’ experience, and I felt other readers might as well – not everyone can quit working to find themselves (although, granted, Mr. Winters was also suffering anxiety attacks). It certainly didn’t seem as though Mr. Winters was exactly struggling while out of work – he still managed to go on trips, out to eat and to the theater. I can barely do that now. Yet, once I was able to get beyond this, I did take away some valuable information from this book.
Fortunately, I don’t think it’s necessary to quit a job to do many of the things David Winters mentions in his book. Studying the Bible, praying and communing with other like-minded individuals are all certainly possible to do while continuing to work. I did find many of the stories in the book to be positive, uplifting and inspirational. The author’s sincerity, passion and faith come across beautifully. When a book makes me pause and think about my own life and makes a positive impact on me then I know the author has done his job right.
I would have loved to give this book a five star rating, but I just couldn’t. There were far too many typos and editing mistakes throughout. A re-edit would be greatly beneficial. Thanks to BookCrash for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.
4 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton