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A Woman's Guide to Fasting [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441232335
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,158,193
  • File size: 524 KB

Meet the Author

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.
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.
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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    The Best Book on Fasting as a Spiritual Discipline

    When you take the legalistic aspect out of fasting and replace it with the heart, the spiritual discipline of fasting becomes a tool that God uses to transform you. Lisa Nelson¿s A Woman¿s Guide to Fasting, is the best material I have ever read on why and how to fast. She explains that the point of fasting as a spiritual discipline is not necessarily giving up food. The point is to give up something good and acceptable because you want more of God. In this practical book, Lisa Nelson explains the purposes of a fast, types of fasts, reasons to fast, what to do while fasting, how to prepare for a fast, how to end a fast, and the effects of a fast. In addition, she also explains the physical and spiritual aspects that happen during a fast, what to expect, how to cope, and how to listen to God through His Word. Whether you have health issues to consider, are a busy mom, or have an active schedule, Lisa Nelson offers realistic advice on how to work an effective fast into your life. In the past, fasting as a spiritual discipline in my life gave me crankiness, irritability, and weakness without much success or victory. After reading Lisa Nelson¿s A Woman¿s Guide to Fasting, I have now incorporated fasting into my life as a regular discipline and I am finding that my prayers are more focused and my heart is more submissive to God¿s will. God is using it as a tool in my life to strengthen and empower me. Except for the pretty cover, I see no reason why this book should be a guide for women only. If you never thought of trying to fast as a spiritual discipline, this book will inspire you and give you ideas on how to make yourself available to God for a more intimate walk with Him. If you ever tried fasting and felt like it failed or was meaningless, this book will give you all the information and encouragement you need to try it again. Bethany House provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

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    Extremely Helpful, Beautifully Written

    Although this book came at a good time-two weeks before a scheduled medical fast-I was skeptical. I wasn't looking forward to the required fast and doubted Lisa Nelson's book, or any other, would change my attitude. Wow, was I surprised! "A Woman's Guide to Fasting" reveals the grace of God and his desire to get closer to each of his people through a variety of spiritual disciplines. Of course the central focus is fasting from food, but the author is quick to point out a variety of options for those who can't abstain from food. Her practical advice and gracious approach took away all my fears and, what do you know, completely changed my attitude as well. Clearly, this woman has a tender relationship with Jesus Christ, and has devoted her life to serving him and partnering with him as closely as possible. God has called her to fast, and through her obedience she's gained more experience than any of my devout Christian friends who fast regularly. A must read for all serious Christians, male or female.

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