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Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting, and Spiritual Freedom by Stovall Weems and Craig Groeschel 2010

Amazon Synopsis: Stop hitting the spiritual snooze button.

Would you describe your walk with God as fresh and exciting?  Would you describe your spiritual life as vibrant and passionate?  If not, would you like these attributes to be the norm in your everyday relationship with God?

Are you ready to experience an awakening?

Awakening helps you stir up your slumbering soul.  You’ll discover how to break out of your season of dryness or get off to a great start either in the New Year or the next season in life. Take your faith-walk from a “going through the motions” or “have to” mindset to the stimulating, fresh “want to” experience of enjoying God’s presence—24/7.

Weems encourages you to surrender fully, to discover the right kind of fuel for the journey, and to learn a new way to pray and fast. This lifestyle is not based on rules or religion, but on a deep, satisfying, motivating relationship with God.

Included in Awakening is a 21-Day Plan that will guide you through the principles that ensure a lasting, fresh relationship with God—even in a world where everything quickly becomes stale. 

 

Bible of Living Food: Studies and Essays on Raw Food, Fasting, and Natural Healing – Ladislav Kovac 2010

Amazon Synopsis: Are You Addicted to Cooked Food? Raw food, fasting, detoxification. What does all this mean, and why should we care? Encoded somewhere deep in our very essence is the idea that our incredibly resistant bodies can be endlessly abused, overstrained and put through incessant challenges, posed by contamination, wrong lifestyle, mental strain and stress, as if it were indestructible.

The purpose of this book is to inspire and inform, so that you too can make wise decisions, just as the author did. Ladislav Kovac is a world-renowned advocate of raw food and fasting. After serious illness due to food, his nutrition experiments and discovery of his inner doctor changed his life forever

 

The Book of Fasting - Islam House

Synopsis: A summary of the rulings, etiquette and Sunnah of fasting.   PDF

 

The Daniel Fast: Feed Your Soul, Strengthen Your Spirit, and Renew Your Body -  Susan Gregory 2010

Amazon Synopsis: What if you could grow closer to God and improve your health in just 21 days? Susan Gregory, “The Daniel Fast Blogger,” has a plan to help you do just that. Widely recognized as the expert on this 21-day fast inspired by the book of Daniel, Susan has helped thousands of people discover a safe and healthy way to fast. The principles you learn from The Daniel Fast will change the way you view food, your body, and your relationship with the one who created you. Includes 21 days’ worth of Daniel Fast recipes!

 

Fasting and Prayer – S.K. Russell 2011

Amazon Synopsis: The book offers Biblical instruction for fasting and prayer as well as a collection of prayers for daily petition, confession and proclamation.

Fasting and Prayer encourages prayer discipline as a motivation to endure and overcome those personal disappointments, distractions, circumstances, incidents, struggles, etc., that we frequently face on our journey through life. In addition, the global unrest; the moral and spiritual decay in the world, has distanced us from God! Communion with God through prayer and fasting provides the needed guidance, consolation and assurance to overcome all that concerns us. Prayer edifies and strengthens, while fasting teaches obedience to God, sacrifice and commitment for an enriched relationship with God.

All natural appetites----food, sex and greed----are surrendered to God when we fast. Also, fasting can promote healing in the physical body If we would recognize the degraded state of our heart and return to fasting and prayer, our lives and the lives of multitudes would be so blessed. Men should always pray and never faint. Daily prayer and intercession is far-reaching. Souls are saved; the plans of the enemy are foiled; bodies are healed; the power of God is released for inspiration, perception, miracles,godly wisdom, fruitfulness, witty inventions, changed hearts, forgiveness, and restoration, etc.

God does answer prayer!

 

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough: A Guide to Nine Biblical Fasts - Elmer L. Towns 1996

Amazon Synopsis: Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough is a thought-provoking book on one of the least understood--but most powerful--disciplines of Christianity.  Most believers know about fasting, but few of us really understand the wonderful benefits that come when we fast with purpose and direction.  Written in Dr. Elmer Towns’ dynamic; descriptive style, this book gives the “why” of fasting, rather than just the “how.”  Towns avoids a glut of techniques and schedules, and instead provides a probing look at Isaiah 58, often called the fasting passage.  Learn how fasting can strengthen your faith and draw you closer to God, helping you to be a true overcomer in Christ.

 

Fasting: Opening the Door to a Deeper, More Intimate, More Powerful Relationship with God - Jentezen Franklin 2006

Barnes and Noble: In this New York Times Best-Seller and one of the best available books on the topic, Jentezen Franklin explains the spiritual power of fasting and offers a deeper understanding of God’s plan for fasting and the benefits available to those who participate. The book contains inspiring and practical information that readers need to know in order to access the power of biblical fasting. Those who seek God through fasting can expect tremendous rewards for their personal lives as well as for the church. They will see breakthroughs in many areas such as healing, finances, unhealthy dependencies and family relationships. This book also gives stories of those who have reaped miraculous rewards from this simple act of faith.

 

Fasting Path - Stephen Buhner 2003

Amazon Synopsis: Fasting practices to reconnect with the sacred, regain a sense of your life’s purpose, and heal physically and emotionally.

  • Details what to expect during your fast physically, emotionally, and spiritually
  • Provides step-by-step guidelines on preparing for the fast, how long you should fast, what you can and can’t do during the fast, and how to end your fast
  • Explains how fasting can help or heal many chronic conditions, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, psoriasis, and insomnia

For millennia humans have fasted for spiritual, emotional, and physical reasons--as a way to heal their bodies, reconnect to the sacred, regain a sense of life’s purpose, and allow their souls to detoxify. We are evolutionarily designed to fast, and the body knows how to do it very well. Fasting allows the body and all its systems to rest, purify, and heal. During a fast, the body enters the same cleansing and healing cycle it normally enters during sleep. As a fast progresses, the body consumes everything that is not essential to bodily functioning--including bacteria, viruses, fibroid tumors, waste products in the blood, buildup around the joints, and stored fat--and the mind and heart release their toxic buildup as well. As Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals, in order to be truly transformed, you must first empty yourself.

Offering step-by-step guidelines to fully prepare yourself for a deep fast, Buhner explores what to expect during and after spiritual, emotional, and physical fasting and detoxification. He details the necessary dietary and mental preparations leading up to your fast, what you can and can’t do during a fast, and how to end your fast. He also explains how to plan the length of your fast and how to choose between a water fast, a juice fast, or a mono-diet fast. Revealing how fasting can help or heal many chronic conditions, such as type II diabetes, childhood seizures, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, psoriasis, insomnia, and fibromyalgia, Buhner shows fasting as a way to truly inhabit the body, to experience its sacredness, and to activate its deep capabilities for self-healing.


Fasting: Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites - Lynne M. Baab 2006

Amazon Synopsis: "You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God."  -- Matthew 5:6

We live in hungry times. Ours is a consumer culture, predisposed to quickly fill the cravings of body and mind. The idea of fasting--the voluntary denial of something for a specific time, for a spiritual purpose--sets us immediately on edge. But Lynne Baab makes the case that can fast.


Fasting is an expression of freedom. Free from the patterns and habits that mark everyday life, from time to time we can move beyond our appetites into meaningful encounter with God.

In you'll discover an ancient Christian practice that extends beyond giving up food to any regular activity in our contemporary lives. You'll see how taking a break from eating--or driving, or checking e-mail, or watching television--opens us up to discover new things about ourselves and God and the world around us. You'll see that while not everyone should forgo food, anyone can step out of routine to feed the soul.

In a time of great spiritual hunger, God invites us all to a feast: fellowship with the Creator of the universe, where all our truest needs are identified and attended to.

 

Fasting: The Ancient Practices - Scot McKnight 2009

Amazon Synopsis: “Fasting is the body talking what the spirit yearns, what the soul longs for, and what the mind knows to be true.”  — Scot McKnight

Christianity has traditionally been at odds with the human body. At times in the history of the church, Christians have viewed the body and physical desires as the enemy. Now, Scot McKnight, best-selling author of The Jesus Creed , reconnects the spiritual and the physical in the ancient discipline of fasting.

Inside You'll Find:

  • In-depth biblical precedents for the practice of fasting;
  • How to fast effectively—and safely;
  • Different methods of fasting as practiced in the Bible;
  • Straight talk on pitfalls, such as cheating and motivation.

Join McKnight as he explores the idea of “whole-body spirituality,” in which fasting plays a central role. This ancient practice, he says, doesn’t make sense to most of us until we have grasped the importance of the body for our spirituality, until we can view it as a spiritual response to a sacred moment. Fasting—simple, primitive, and ancient—still demonstrates a whole person’s earnest need and hunger for the presence of God, just as it has in the lives of God’s people throughout history.

 

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting - Mahesh Chavda 2007

Amazon Synopsis: 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting is a devotional companion for The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting or can be used as a stand-alone inspirational devotional.

 

God's Chosen Fast - Arthur Wallis 1980

Amazon Synopsis: This is a balanced study which seeks to give fasting the weight that Scripture gives, while avoiding abuse. The book includes a biblical index, and an appendix dealing with the textual problems surrounding four references to fasting in the New Testament.

 

Health Through New Thought and Fasting – Wallace D. Wattles and Elizabeth Towne 2007

Amazon Synopsis: Fasting has long been an exercise practiced by those seeking spiritual strength, but here, Wallace D. Wattles asserts the benefits of fasting on physical strength as well. Wattles uses personal experience and firsthand knowledge to drive his theories on how to increase one's health, happiness, and creativity through approaching eating in a different way. In addition to discussing the nutritional content, quantity, and timing of eating, he includes detailed arguments for the benefit of adequate sleep and the importance of deep breathing and fresh air.

Wattles stands out from other writers on the subject of health and wellness (both those in 1907 and today) by focusing his conversational and compassionate prose on the simplest principles and common sense, making clear his affirmation that is it possible for anyone to improve his or her own health and happiness without the need for elaborate science. American author WALLACE DELOIS WATTLES (1860-1911) overcame poverty and failure in his life to become a pioneer of the early self-help movement. Among his books are The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great, and The Science of Being Well.   PDF


The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting: Releasing the Awesome Power of the Praying Church - Mahesh Chavda 2007

Amazon Synopsis: God has provided a way to turn certain defeat into awesome victory and demonic strongholds into highways of His love and power. When overwhelming defeat looks you in the face, whether the attack is physical or a family or financial crisis, The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting holds keys that will unlock the resident power of the Holy Spirit within you! Through this book you will receive an impartation from a man who has lived these truths and has seen the power of God released for total victory against impossible odds, resulting in revival and literal resurrection.

 

How To Fast Successfully - Derek Prince 1995

Amazon Synopsis: In the early church, fasting was a regular part of the life of God's people. The restoration of this practice can change lives. As you read Derek Prince's biblical teaching on fasting, you will discover the reasons and the rewards for fasting, what happens during a fast, how to have a successful fast, and how to break a fast. Learn now How to Fast Successfully!

 


Hunger for God - John Piper 1997

Amazon Synopsis: There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."


Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives--whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God--and Him alone--is the only thing that will bring victory.

Do you have that hunger for Him? As John Piper puts it: "If we don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great." If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God.

Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.   PDF


Juice Fasting and Detoxification: Use the Healing Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young & Look Great - Steve Meyerowitz 2004

Amazon Synopsis: This is one of the best-selling books on juice-fasting on the market. Discover why fasting is self-healing and how simple it is to do. Sections include fasting on raw fruit & vegetable juices; water fasts; detoxification; weight loss techniques; fasting while working; juice recipes; exercises; and how to come off a fast safely.

 

The Juice Fasting Bible: Discover the Power of an All-Juice Diet to Restore Good Health, Lose Weight, and Increase Vitality – Sandra Cabot 2007

Amazon Synopsis: CLEANSE THE HEALTHY WAY!
In today's world, it is vital to detox! And there is no better way than by doing a juice fast. Fresh juices are bursting with healthy ingredients: antioxidants, vitamins, natural antibiotics, beneficial nutrients, anti-inflammatories, and even enzymes that vastly improve digestion and flush the intestinal tract.
"The Juice Fasting Bible" helps you harness the natural rejuvenating power of juices to improve your quality of life, enhance fitness, provide extra energy and even lengthen your lifespan. It shows how you can turn your love of juice into something wonderful for your body.
"The Juice Fasting Bible" guides you step by step through the entire cleansing process:

  • Finding the Best Fruits and Vegetables
  • Choosing the Right Fast
  • Handling the Fast with Ease
  • Enjoying Glorious Juice Recipes
  • Ending Your Fast Properly

 

Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets -Cherie Calbom & John Calborn MA 2008

Amazon Synopsis: Did you know the secret to vibrant health is in your blender? It's true--juicing vegetables provides concentrated nutrition that is found in virtually no other source: vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. By juicing, you'll feel better, more energized, and improve your immune system.

More than a simple collection of recipes, this book guides readers toward a lifestyle that promotes alkaline balance by juicing, eating well, and cleansing the body and soul. While most juicing books focus too much on fruit juice (which disrupts the body's pH balance with too much natural sugar), this book primarily focuses on juices, smoothies and soups made from vegetables. It also also offers a guide to the food richest in nutrients from Vitamin A to zinc and includes various cleanses to benefit the colon, liver, gall bladder, and kidney and more. Beyond the body, the Caboms explain the heavy toll emotional, mental, and spiritual unrest can take on the body (and sometimes even encourage disease) and share unique, effective methods for cleansing the body of such toxicity.

 

The Miracle of Fasting, 51th Edition: Proven Throughout History for Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Rejuvenation - Paul C. Bragg 2004

Amazon Synopsis: This book is a must read for those seeking to cleanse and detoxify their body and to gain spiritual energy and live a longer, healthier life.

 

The Miracle Results Of Fasting: Discover The Amazing Benefits In Your Spirit, Soul And Body - Dave Williams 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Fasting and prayer has been a spiritual practice since ancient times to cleanse and purify believers. Now, Dave Williams, pastor of the 5,000 member Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, sheds new light on this honored and powerful practice. Readers will learn the amazing benefits of fasting and prayer including breakthrough answers, sharper mental ability, and stronger, healthier bodies. Pastor Williams share his own personal insight and experiences on why to fast, how to fast, and pitfalls to avoid.

 

The Power of Prayer and Fasting: 21 Days That Can Change Your Life - Marilyn Hickey 2006

Amazon Synopsis: Television host, widely traveled speaker, and communicator Marilyn Hickey reveals the surprising power and rich benefits of fasting in her 21-day program.

 

When Ye Fast - Joy Haney 1997

Amazon Synopsis: A Christian writer explains Biblical and modern things that can happen when we fast. Explores how fasting can help you have a closer walk with Jesus.



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