What Would Jesus Eat?: The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer

What Would Jesus Eat?: The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer

by Don Colbert
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What Would Jesus Eat?: The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books lacks valid reference material and it filled more with opinion of Dr. Colbert. Although I found this book moderately interesting, it is not a book that is packed with truths. Too many 'I have no doubt that Jesus...'. For anyone looking for a good book on traditional dieting, try Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, or Rex Russel's 'What the Bible Says about Healthy Living'. To me this book is cashing in on Jesus' name and I question the knowledge of Dr. Colbert.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very eye-opening, especially if you are a person who thinks the four food groups are hamburgers, French fries, chocolate, and soft drinks. I knew that Americans did not eat right, but this book really lays down the ugly truth. I read it last year and have not eaten pork, shrimp, or other 'unclean' meats since then (except on two occasions when I didn't realize it until later) I have also drastically cut down on animal protien and replaced it with beans instead. Dr. Colbert makes a solid case, backed by medical, historical, and biblical facts, on why the Mediterrian Diet (which was the diet of Jesus' day) is the healthest in the world. The only problem is that Dr. Colbert infers that if one does not follow the food restrictions in the Old Testament Law, then they are not truely followers of Christ. He makes no mention of the fact that Jesus Himself said that all foods were clean, or of the other verses that show that the food restrictions were ceremonial laws that have nothing to do with one's spirituality. While diet is a topic Christians far too often neglect, it in no way affects their standing before God, unless of course food has become their God. Other then that, it is a great book. I have applied many of its principles to my own life and have seen wonderful results. I used to feel sick all the time and have headaches all the time, but now I feel a whole lot better since I've started eating whole foods. I must warn you that eating healty will mean more time in food prep, and more money for groceries (since whole foods are more expensive than processed foods). It is hard to give up your 'comfort foods', but after awhile you don't miss them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will give you better understanding on what foods God really intended for us to eat and why. this is a MUST read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Holy Spirit reveled almost everything in this book over the last 4 years, and I have been striving to change my healthstyle. I have lost over 70 pounds, been healed from MS, and depression! Praise Jesus!! Great book, well written, and well researched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Colbert provides some excellent ideas for a well balanced diet that appears to to be nutritionally sound. We can become legalistic about what we believe Jesus would or would not do & although true, Jesus was about His Father's business,  we must always use wisdom when taking care of these earthly bodies via eating the right foods in moderation, so we're healthy enough to spread the gospel of Jesus to the ends of he Earth. I thank God  for people like Dr. Colbert who are willing to share their knowledge of what the Lord has taught them through the years. I very much disagree w/one of the reviews on here that  this book is "cashing in on he name of Jesus." After all, there is always an overhead cost of editing, publishing, & sacrificing ones time & labor.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started to read this book I was excited the most respected part I thought was when a particular food was suggested it was also shown where in the bible it was referenced I am a truly happy camper
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Guest More than 1 year ago

WWJD. Famous initials in Christian circles. Colbert has taken this well know acronym and made it: WWJE. Maybe this approach will catch the attention of Christians.

Colbert concludes from the Biblical evidence that Jesus ate fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish, and He didn¿t eat foods high in saturated and hydrogenated fats, sweets, and processed and refined foods. He also notes that as an orthodox Jew, Jesus would have followed OT guidelines of ¿clean¿ vs. ¿unclean¿ meats, and there are sound health reasons for doing so.

Colbert is correct in noting that Jesus was not a vegetarian, as some have tried to claim. He notes that Jesus ate fish, along with lamb, at least at Passover. And Colbert notes that fish is a very healthy food. However, there are vegetarian sources of the healthy fatty acids found in fish. Colbert mentions olive oil, but flax seeds, walnuts, and other nuts and seeds are also very good sources of these healthy fats.

Exercise is another important factor in owns health. And in this case, WWJD would be a good question. Jesus most certainly did not follow a sedentary lifestyle. As Colbert correctly notes, Jesus walked everywhere, and we would do good to follow His example.

So overall, I think Colbert has found some good health advice in asking WWJE. However, he is a little too strong in recommending a ¿low-fat¿ diet. Some fatty foods are in fact very healthy, such as nuts and seeds.

I used a different approach in looking to the Bible for nutritional advice in my book Creationist Diet: Nutrition and God-given Foods According to the Bible. I do discuss WWJE, but I focus more on the early chapters of Genesis. And by doing so, I come to somewhat different conclusions than Colbert comes to. So my book would give the reader a different perspective on what the Bible teaches in regards to diet.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not very practical. It would have been easy to eat this way in Biblical times, but not today. Another problem I have with this book is that it recommends that you don't eat certain kinds of seafood, and some of these mentioned are good sources of vital nutrients that you can't get by eating other meats. Also, it fails to mention that the Bible has a passage forbidding Christians from abstaining from any foods(read 1 Timothy 4.1-5).
Seafood is just as safe as any other meat as long as it isn't eaten raw or imported from a country with a poor seafood inspection program.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for learning the entire "Law of Love" which Jesus taught while he was here on earth. These teachings go hand in hand with other aspects of the law on karma and reincarnation which we learn about in the book of Matthew.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How does this match up with Matthew 7:25-34? Did Jesus actually walk 'everwhere' of course not he also traveled by boat read Matt 8:23, 9:1..what other untruths can be found between the pages of this book? The harvest is plentiful but the labors are few.... In 2 Timothy 4:2, Pauls chargers believers to...Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season. For the kingdom of heaven is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit Romans 14:17. How does that pair with the 'ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer? Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food Romans 14:19. So instead of wondering What Would Jesus Eat or WWJD, do what Jesus did, he was about his Father's business, he did not plan daily meals for his diet. Instead he planned daily encounters to share the gospel with others, model that instead of this authors plan for your eating. That's the true ultimate program for every believer.