Kristen Feola is the author of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. In her new book, Spiritually Strong, she combines fitness and faith. Together, they join together – and make one dynamic program, when applied to the life of the reading believer… when we apply the truths of the Bible to our lives, and allow them to begin transforming us.
In particular, I enjoyed the richness of the Word of God that she brings into Spiritually Strong. She walks her readers through each step, helping them know the significance of each important spiritual discipline – and how we can apply them to our lives. It’s these steps of giving ourselves to God and growing in Him, not reaching outward perfection.
In Spiritually Strong, Kristin tackles how we can build our body and spirit. We don’t have to neglect one area – to overly focus on another area. In her book, she provides a 6-week guide to building your body and spirit. In her book, you can expect to find topics on:
- Reading the Bible – Diligently, she shares how to read the Bible and why it is important to our daily lives and walk with God.
- Prayer – It’s importance, how God speaks to you, and not just you talk to God.
- Fasting – Its description, various types, reasons, and examples in the Word and others she knows on how to fast.
- Healthy Living – Addresses various sections within the subject, such as: healthy eating, the trap of emotional eating, improving our eating habits, benefits and forms of exercise, and how our bodies are God’s temple.
- Financial Stewardship – In this section, she focuses on the beautiful gift of giving and our need for a budget.
- Serving Others – When it comes to serving, we need to focus on the right things. As she points out, it needs to be about serving in His strength, for His glory, and with His gifts.
The Plan: Her six-week plan has a different theme for each week of Bible study. Each day focuses on a particular spiritual discipline (one of the disciplines listed above). Its intended goal is to grow each believer in Christ. For the participant, they should set specific goals for that particular discipline. This will help them grow, and not become stagnant. Goal setting will enable us to intentionally enter into our time of worship – and not go through the motions. At the end of each day’s plan, it includes a physical workout as part of its plan.
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