A Woman's Guide to Fasting (Google eBook)
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.
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Conversational and In-depthUser Review - Christianbook.com
Before I read A Woman’s Guide to Fasting by Lisa E Nelson (Bethany House), I had never partaken in a fast. Truthfully, the reasons and benefits of fasting were a little lost on me. I had a hazy understanding of denying my physical needs to strengthen my spirit, communing with God during normal meal times, etc. but no true understanding of the process, reasons, or benefits were clear until I got a hold of this gem of a book. Lisa begins with a thorough explanation of exactly what fasting is – “a spiritual tool for spiritual growth.” (p.12) She then goes deeper and explains five reasons why God commands us to fast: 1) Spiritual growth and overcoming sin. 2) Empower intercession. 3) Preparation for spiritual warfare. 4) Obedience to God’s call. 5) Response to a crisis. In addition to fleshing out these reasons, in the next chapter, Lisa confronts some reasons why not to fast. In a nutshell, fasting is not a magic trick to make God love you, but it can be a tool to put you in a place of obedience to Him. The rest of the book is made up of quality advice on how to begin, follow through, and break a fast. I really appreciate the depth of analysis, thought, and tangible guidance presented in this conversational book. I definitely give A Woman’s Guide to Fasting five stars. It is a must read for any woman who is interested in this spiritual discipline. Disclaimer: I received A Woman’s Guide to Fasting by Lisa E. Nelson at no cost from Bethany House in return for an honest review. My opinion is my own.
Practical, helpful book on fastingUser Review - Christianbook.com
Have recently been fasting and found this book to be very helpful for giving practical tips on preparing for and completing a fast.