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  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press,U.S. (1 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616365269
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616365264
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 13.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 864,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Are you ready to get your faith in shape? "A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics" is designed to bring about deeper transformation and conversion in your life. Rice challenges his readers to spend forty days developing a habit that will last a lif

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By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 April 2013
Format: Paperback
This book was a spiritual treasure trove. I loved it! Each day I looked forward to the straightforward devotional and teaching. I especially loved reading the digital edition and always having it on me, on my phone, my iPad, my computer at work and home. Bob Rice has put together a great tool here that will spur spiritual growth and deeper devotion.

Each day has the following components:
Title:
Hydration: Bible verse or quotes.
Reflection: Meditation
Muscle-Building: Intercession
Cardiovascular: Praise
Cool Down: Prayer

The book is written in such a way that you have a short reading or readings each day from the bible; then quotes from Catholic authors, the Catechism or church writings. Then comes the teaching. And trust me, Bob's teaching is marvelous. This book will help you develop spiritual disciplines and improve upon those you already have. Once you start, you will find you keep up the habits well beyond the 40 days. It is a great read and I recommend it to anyone who wants a deeper spiritual life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Amazing! 29 April 2013
By Steven R. McEvoy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was a spiritual treasure trove. I loved it! Each day I looked forward to the straightforward devotional and teaching. I especially loved reading the digital edition and always having it on me, on my phone, my iPad, my computer at work and home. Bob Rice has put together a great tool here that will spur spiritual growth and deeper devotion.

Each day has the following components:
Title:
Hydration: Bible verse or quotes.
Reflection: Meditation
Muscle-Building: Intercession
Cardiovascular: Praise
Cool Down: Prayer

The book is written in such a way that you have a short reading or readings each day from the bible; then quotes from Catholic authors, the Catechism or church writings. Then comes the teaching. And trust me, Bob's teaching is marvelous. This book will help you develop spiritual disciplines and improve upon those you already have. Once you start, you will find you keep up the habits well beyond the 40 days. It is a great read and I recommend it to anyone who wants a deeper spiritual life.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
For youth and those who minister to them 12 Feb. 2013
By Carol Blank - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Bob Rice has a long relationship with youth ministry. As a teen, he attended Young Life Camp, where he established a deep devotion to prayer. He earned an undergraduate degree in theater and, in 1997, a master's in theology and Christian ministry, after which he served as a parish youth minister and became involved with the Life Teen program.

Since 2004 he has served as Assistant Professor in the Director of Youth Ministry Concentration at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he leads worship at the Steubenville Summer Conferences. It was after such a conference in the late 1990s that Rice wrote a 35-day devotional to help teens capitalize on their conference experience via the Internet.

In 2012, in conjunction with development of an "app" for the spiritual workout material, Rice updated the original, expanding the period to 40 days. One would guess that most youth would migrate toward electronic devices to participate, but the small-format paperback book is an equally good delivery system for the author's unique approach.

He acts as the trainer, laying out a process for strengthening faith and achieving greater intimacy with Jesus. Each day starts with a scripture citation, which Rice terms "hydration," and a reflection consisting of a short quotation. On the eighth day, he adds a "stretch," that is, prayers of blessing and adoration. Day 16 sees the addition of "fat burning" repentance and experience of God's mercy. "Muscle-building" (intercessory prayer) is added on Day 22, and "cardiovascular" (thanksgiving and praise) is added on Day 28. Each session ends with a cool-down recitation of the Our Father and Hail Mary. Between the opening exercises and the cool down, Rice presents a page or so on specific topics such as sin, the meaning of life, the Holy Spirit, and the works of mercy.

This would be a great gift for teens, and a useful tool for those who care for and minister to them.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Clever Trope/Sound Guidance 1 Jun. 2013
By Damaris Reads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A quick disclaimer: I'm addicted to 30/40-day spiritual retreat books--as soon as I finish one, I move on to another. Each morning, I get up, brush my teeth, feed the cat, take my vitamins, and pray through the retreat book's guidance for the day. I'm then ready for my physical workout and what the day requires of me.

For Bob Rice's daily spiritual workout, I use a Bible (NAB study Bible), a catechism, and the daily Roman missal. I need the catechism because he often refers to sections for further reading. I need the daily missal so I can do an act of contrition and I can say prayers of praise and thanksgiving.

Another reviewer has commented on how Rice labels the prayers, using the trope of working out. The book's structure also follows that trope. As we move deeper into the 40-days, Rice adds prayers, the way a personal trainer would add weight or repetitions to your workout as you grow stronger.

What might be different with Rice's retreat (I apologize for not thinking of a better word), aside from the over-arching trope, is that he grounds everything in the Catechism. The final day, recommends going to the Catechism to read what the Church teaches regarding Christian prayer. I also like the small comment he adds each day from a different Church father or Church doctor.

As with my other 30/40-day retreat books, I will set Rice's book aside for a year or two, then revisit it. I don't keep a journal documenting how these retreats deepen/change my prayer life, but the thought occurs to me that one might find points of resistance and points of growth through such journaling.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It is a workout! 22 Jan. 2014
By Sue Mairose - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have read different self help books and this one is definitely one of the best. I appreciate how it is backed up with scripture. I am sure it is a book I will revisit frequently.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
No Sweat 20 Jan. 2014
By Robert Crittendon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a useful devotional exercise, and a good idea for a book, but
is very brief and not developed enough to serve as an in-depth daily
spiritual starter.
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