Refreshed (audiobook)

Refreshed (audiobook)

Devotions For Your Time Away

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Devotions for a vacation that’s refreshing in every way.

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Vacations often give us an opportunity to rest and reflect. However, when our normal routines and habits are suspended, it can be hard to spend time with God.

These 30 devotions have been specifically designed to help you to rest in the Lord’s goodness and glory during your time away so that you can return home feeling refreshed spiritually as well as physically.

Author John Hindley, who also wrote Serving without Sinking, says this:

“I want to help you find rest, peace, joy, hope, and renewed zeal. We go away to be refreshed. Christ is the one who sets his Spirit in our hearts to cause streams of living water to well up within us and flow from us. Sometimes we rest away from Jesus, but how much better to rest with and in him? He is where our true refreshment is found.”

You can pick and choose which devotions to read depending on the type of vacation you are on (for example, city break or beach) and there are optional family activities and questions linked to each devotion giving other family members an opportunity to reflect alongside you.

Product details


  • Introduction
  • 1. Hopes and Fears
  • 2. A Bright Shadow
  • REST
  • 3. Weary and Heavy Laden
  • 4. Stopping
  • 5. Visiting
  • 6. Tensions
  • 7. Stars
  • 8. Sun
  • 9. Rain
  • 10. The Calm Sea
  • 11. The Wild Sea
  • 12. Sand
  • 13. Sandcastles
  • POOL
  • 14. Cool Waters
  • 15. Heaven Meets Earth
  • 16. False Worship
  • 17. Snowy Peaks
  • 18. Trees of Life
  • 19. Consider the Birds
  • 20. Farmers and Farmhands
  • 21. Sowing and Reaping
  • 22. Shepherding
  • 23. Great Babylon
  • 24. Temples
  • 25. Statues and Monuments
  • 26. God Sees
  • 27. God Provides
  • 28. God Brings Us Home
  • 29. Ending with Praise
  • 30. Another Bright Shadow


Format Audiobook
Case quantity 50
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

Tony Merida

Pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, NC; Author, Love Your Church

A brilliant book. The past two years have been exhausting for me personally, and I know I’m not alone. So I love the idea of a book helping others find refreshment and renewal in the midst of this weary world. Pastor John points us to the rest beneath all other forms of rest: the spiritual refreshment we find in the grace of Jesus. I highly recommend it for everyone, especially for the weary—and double-especially for the weary who are about to go on vacation!

Courtney Reissig

Author, Teach Me to Feel

In these short devotions, John Hindley reminds us that rest and vacations are good, that God gave us this world to enjoy, and that there is value in thinking deeply about the world that God has made. It doesn’t matter whether you find rest in exploring the city or relaxing on the beach—there is something for everyone in this book.

Michael Reeves

President, Union School of Theology

Too often our holidays are times of spiritual atrophy. We rest our bodies but not our souls. In these little devotionals, John Hindley points us to the glory of God in the creation around us to lift our gaze to Jesus, who gives the deepest and sweetest rest. Read and be properly refreshed!

Customer reviews


“Absolutely perfect for a soul-refreshing vacation”

(Review written for 'Refreshed')

I bought this book for our upcoming family vacation to the beach, with the idea in mind to also use it while we go camping and adventuring elsewhere. There's a little tendency in me to be skeptical of "themed" books: Will they take Scripture out of context to make it feel applicable to their theme? Will it be wimpy, or cheesy?? But this book blew me away! I genuinely loved reading it by myself, meditating on the Scripture passage while watching sea waves. It was also lovely to do as a family. Everyone contributed to the discussion questions, no matter his age. My soul truly felt re-centered, refreshed, and filled with new wonder at our awesome God. I can't wait to take it on future expeditions!

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