Sleep – It Does a Family Good is a family, relationship and health book showing the value of sleep for people and families. Check it out!
Archibald D. Hart is a past official of the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, qualified as a clinical psychoanalyst in his motherland, South Africa.
Dr. Hart is now resigned from full-time schooling, but he remains teaching two classes in psychology and the doctor of ministry program.
His lab research continue to examine subjects of anxiety, depression, and stress.
Dr. Hart has written 26 books, including Stressed or Depressed ( 2005, co-written with daughter Dr. Catherine Weber).
He and his wife, Kathleen, are asked by church organizations worldwide to lecture and lead classes on matrimony, stress management, emotion, separation, the risks of ministry, and sexual conduct.
The couple has three girls, four grandsons, and three granddaughters.
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Sleep - It Does a Family Good
Dr. Archibald D.Hart
Parenting, Nonfiction, Health, Reference
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
The book is divided into three parts.
In the first one, named “Understanding your family’s need for sleep”, the author shows some impressive numbers, like 3 out of 4 people in the USA having some sleeping problem. He also mentions when talking about animals in general, that for some species, food and sleep are equally vital for survival.
The second part of the book is named “Determining your family’s sleep problem”.
Here Dr. Hart teaches how to evaluate sleep habits and how to analyze sleep disorders like apnea, RLS or sleepwalking.
The third part is “Overcoming your family’s sleep deprivation”, where the author teaches how to help our children to sleep better, talks about marriage and sleeping patterns and how to manage what he calls a “sleep bank.”
Overall the book is a “wake up call” (sorry for that, Dr. Hart!), showing how important a good night’s sleep is for our sanity in general and our spirituality.
After reading this book, you will never again think that sleeping is a waste of time!
The publicists were kind enough to send us a copy of this work for an uncompromised review through their Tyndale Blog Network Program.