What if you could grow closer to God and improve your health in just 21 days? Susan Gregory, “The Daniel Fast Blogger,” has a plan to help you do just that. Widely recognized as the expert on this 21-day fast inspired by the book of Daniel, Susan has helped thousands of people discover a safe and healthy way to fast. The principles you learn from The Daniel Fast will change the way you view food, your body, and your relationship with the one who created you.
About the Fast
The blurb was taken from www.daniel-fast.com, the author's website.
The Bible teaches us that we are a spirit, we have a soul and we live in a body. The Daniel Fast affects all three parts of us as we enter into a period of time for focused prayer and fasting.
The Body - Certainly our bodies are effected as our diet is changed, for some in very dramatic ways, during the Daniel Fast. Many men and women experience detoxing from caffeine, chemicals and sugar. The symptoms are most often headaches, leg cramps, fatigue and malaise.
Most people lose weight during the Daniel Fast. And many report healings from diabetes, allergies, arthritis and cancer.
The Soul - Frequently referred to as "the flesh" in the Bible, the soul is also greatly impacted during the Daniel Fast. The soul is the seat of our emotions, intellect, personality and will. It is in the "soulish realm" where we experience cravings, frustration, anger . . . and even happiness.
During the Daniel Fast, your soul may very well rebel against the dramatic change in your diet. Experiencing and winning this battle over the flesh is often one of the most powerful lessons of the Daniel Fast.
The Spirit - Our spirit is that born-again part of us that surrenders to God and then abides with the Father and the Son. Our spirit is filled with the Holy Spirit when we yield to Him. During the Daniel Fast, we want to put our spirit in charge of the other two parts of us. When our flesh is acting out with a craving, we take control of it with our spirit (just as a parent takes control of a rebellious child).
Fasting is always coupled with a spiritual goal. So during this time of fasting, you will want to focus on prayer, study and meditation.
I have never heard of this fast before, though I have used other fasting books in the past. As I read this book I was challenged and I am now preparing myself to participate in the Daniel Fast.
I really like how she has this book set up; the first part tells you the logistics of the book, why this fast is good and the biblical basis behind it. In the second part of the book she includes many recipes, the food list and tips to staying on track. The last part of the book includes 21 devotionals, one for each day if you feel led to participate in the 21 day fast.
I visited Susan's blog and was very encouraged and challenged. If you want to know God deeper, than pick up Susan's book and prepare your heart to take the challenge of this 21 day fast.
*This book was provided by Tyndale Publishing free of charge in exchange for my honest review. This did not sway my review and opinion of this book in anyway.