Friday, June 15, 2012

Treasures of Healthy Living by Annette Reeder - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the Publisher)
 Did you know you can find the answers to many health problems in the pages of Scripture?

Think of God's Word as a treasure map that leads straight to the healthy life you've always dreamed of. It reveals how you can move from a sickly, lackluster life to one that is full of energy and hope.

This practical Bible study will reveal the truth about the foods you eat and provide simple tools to begin improving your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. You won't believe how much your life can change when you grab hold of the treasures God has provided for you. In this Bible study, you will:
  •  Discover the basics of nutrition to build a firm foundation for your health 
  • Obtain the tools you need to evaluate and improve your health
  • Examine the harmful effects of altered food and household products 
  • Find healthy alternatives to unwholesome foods 
  •  Learn how diet, exercise, and your spiritual life go hand-in-hand
  •  Lay the groundwork for a lifetime of positive health  

My Thoughts:
Over the past several years I have learned a lot about what my body needs to be healthy and what taking care of my body means to me long term.  However, I realize that there is much I don’t know, and I was intrigued to discover what God’s Word said about the way I take care of my body.  I never dreamed that there was so much information to ponder!

Treasures of Healthy Living is arranged in daily portions (pun intended) with many opportunities to study Scripture, write it down,  and make personal application to your life.  I haven’t had time to complete the entire book, but so far I’m impressed by the fact that the author allows plenty of room for the Holy Spirit to lead the reader to truth throughout the study.  Many times the author leads the reader to Scripture and then asks you to “…consider what God is telling you.”  It’s kind of hard to NOT like that kind of learning opportunity.  While the authors will tell you what they have learned on their journey’s, they know that God will lead you to the wisdom you need to make needed changes in your own life. There is no “formula” or “potion” to make you healthy.  God’s Word contains all of the wisdom and precepts needed to live healthy in this world.

Like I said, I haven’t gone completely through the book, but I’m impressed by the amount of information contained in the book about foods of all types.  The information of common maladies like dehydration and low levels of vital nutrients is sound and practical.  There is nothing sensational about this book. Its practical, Spirit-filled pages will teach you a right way to view your body and its health through Biblical perspective!  That’s amazing!

I’m anxious to share this with others and to learn all I can from God’s Word about how to care for the body He created!  This is a fabulous book!
About the Author:   Annette Reeder, a Biblical Nutrition Consultant, is leading people all around the country on an adventure with the power of food to change lives one meal and prayer at a time. Annette is a graduate of Liberty University and Huntington College Health Sciences and the founder of Designed Healthy Living a nutrition consulting ministry.

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