As a fellow blogger, I appreciate Ms. Gregory’s approach to writing. She is the author for The Daniel Fast blog which contains many tips and recipes for conducting a Daniel fast. The first chapter of the book is devoted towards getting to know who she (the author) is. She describes her motivation for writing the book, and her relationship with Jesus Christ.
Chapter two introduces the concept of fasting. It highlights pericopes of scripture which describe fasting and lists three types of fasting as follows:
- Absolute fast- no food or drink
- Normal fast- only water is consumed
- Partial fast- where only certain foods and drink are consumed
Fasting is for a purpose. Not simply as a diet fad, but rather as a way to mold yourself and draw closer to God. Fasting does nothing to change God. It is all a discipline to help us get our flesh under control and focus more keenly on the Spirit of God and drawing closer to Jesus.
Chapter three goes into the life of Daniel and the choices he had to make while living in captivity. He could have chose the easy route but instead decided to stay focused on serving the God he knew to be true! The next chapter follows with how a Daniel fast will affect change in our spirit, body and soul. The next is a detailed listing of 5 steps to success! This concluded the first pat of the book.
The second part of the book includes a food list of recommended foods to purchase while doing the Daniel Fast. It also contains 115 pages of recipes with the last portion of the book devoted to a meal planner and frequently asked questions.
The recipe and food list take up the majority of the book and what I found to be the most useful portion of the book. The book is paperback and constructed of typical quality paper. If you are planning on using the book extensively in the kitchen, I’d recommend either laminating the pages or making a photocopy of the recipe and using that (be sure to shred afterwards to avoid copyright lawsuits)!
Anyway, my review gives it a thumbs up for background info on the Daniel fast and for the recipes.
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