The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

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ISBN-13: 9780801093302
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 267,825
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. He is the bestselling author of many books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, Ignite, and Launch. He is the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network. Searcy lives with his wife and son in Boca Raton, Florida.

Jennifer Dykes Henson
is a writer, wife, and mom to two young girls. She has coauthored several bestselling books, including The Generosity Ladder and Tongue Pierced. Previously, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the marketing communications manager for In Touch Ministries. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 13

Part 1 Small Steps to the New You

1 Whose You Arc: Opening Up with God about Your Health 23

2 Drop the Excuses: Shifting Focus from Difficulties to Benefits 28

3 Small Steps: A Simple Process for Becoming the New You 34

Part 2 Small Steps to Better Physical Health

4 Your Secret Sin: The Spiritual Impact of What You Put in Your Mouth 45

5 Eating for Life: Three Small Shifts in Your Diet That Will Make a Big Difference 51

6 Avoiding Common Obstacles: How to Get Ahead of What Could Hold You Back 61

7 Drink Up: Water, Weight Loss, and How Much You Need 68

8 Made to Move: The Easy Exercise That Will Change Your Life 74

Part 3 Small Steps to Better Spiritual Health

9 Living the Fully Engaged Life' How to Assess Your Spiritual Health 83

10 Getting Connected: Four Ways Church Can Help You Become Your Healthiest Self 92

11 Finding Good Friends: The Health Benefits of Doing Life with Others 99

12 The Power of Serving: Seven Ways to Change, the World 109

Part 4 Small Steps to Better Emotional Health

13 Managing Your Emotions: What Is Emotional Health and How Do You Preserve It? 119

14 Energy in Motion: Practices for Increasing Your Productivity, Resilience, Focus, and Endurance 128

15 Defeating the Deadliest Emotion: The Necessity of Rooting Out Bitterness 136

16 The Sleep Connection: Why Sleep Is Vitally Important and How to Get More of It 148

Part 5 Small Steps to Better Mental Health

17 Sidestepping Stress: Practical Steps to Lower Your Anxiety 161

18 The Voice in Your Head: How Choosing the Right Thoughts Can Change Your Life 171

19 Renewing Your Mind: The Powerful Effects of Prayer and How to Do It 187

Conclusion 202

The Small Steps Challenge 211

Notes 217

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Teadrinker 7 days ago
As the calendar changes into a new year, many of us make resolutions about having better bodies and better physical health. The New You by Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson is a new book to encourage readers to consider their health from all angles. The New You is divided into 5 parts: Small steps to the New You, Small Steps to Better Physical Health, Small Steps to Better Spiritual Health, Small Steps to better Emotional Health, and Small Steps to Better Mental Health. The authors of this book look at the health of the whole body working together to help a person feel better all the way around. Each section contains a few chapters with tips, advice and personal stories to encourage the reader to improve that area with small steps at a time--instead of biting off too big of chunks to make lasting changes. At the end of many chapters, there is a list of small steps and questions to ask yourself to make changes in your own life. At the end of the book there is a four-month plan called, The Small Steps Challenge, for readers to follow to get healthier slowly. It all starts with giving your health to God and keeping Him in the center of your plan. The authors also mention that they have a website available with more resources to help readers of The New You. I thought The New You offered a solid and complete plan for making lasting changes to better health from a Christian perspective. I like that this plan is holistic in that it covers all areas of one's personal health. I found the most helpful advice in the mental and emotional health section for me. The New You was encouraging and a good reminder that we need to keep thinking positive about our health and relationships. I didn't learn a lot of new things because I read a lot of health books. Instead, it was good re-enforcement for what I already know and need to keep in mind. However, if you are new to this type of plan, The New You could be quite helpful to you and a great faith-based plan to follow. I would encourage Christians to check it out if they want to make changes to improve their health and well-being. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.