Monday, November 14, 2011

A Woman's Guide to Fasting

Bethany House / 2011 / Paperback

Product Description

With warmth and experience, Lisa Nelson provides everything you need to know to make fasting a natural and powerful part of your life. Offering insight and realistic practical advice, she addresses feeding your family while fasting, busy work schedules, and other considerations of concern to women. Includes tips for all types of fasts including the Daniel Fast. Paperback.

Publisher's Description

Christians often give up on fasting, or don't try it at all, because they lack thorough advice. Most fasting books explain the biblical reasons to fast, but they provide inadequate practical guidance. This concise book shows women the essential steps to successful fasting. Key topics include how to prepare physically and spiritually, what to expect during the fast, and how to reintroduce food. Whether the reader has never fasted before or has tried it occasionally, or wants to fast for one meal or for several days, this unique resource will equip and encourage her to grow closer to God through fasting.

Author Bio

Lisa E. Nelson has led retreats and workshops on fasting for several years. An active speaker and leader in Protestant Women of the Chapel, an international ministry to military spouses, she has worked as an attorney and university law teacher. Her husband, John, is a colonel in the United States Army. They have two children and live in Fairfax, Virginia.

My Review:
This is an easy to read guide to fasting. It provides biblical sound instructions on fasting in a practical way. The author shares her own journey in fasting making sure to let the book reader know it is okay to make mistakes, as God See's our heart.The author describes the different types of fast seen in the bible and shares that we can fast other things then just food. Most important is the significance  placed on growing closer to God. I would recommend this book to all woman wanted a easy to understand guide to fasting.

I received this book free from Bethany House for this review.

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