Fit for Faith is a book whose time has come and one which is sure to become a must have for anyone who has ever thought of embarking on a change of lifestyle and not known where to start, or more importantly, how to undertake it successfully and in an orderly manner.
In her remarkable how-to book, Kimberley Payne has detailed a seven week step-by-step, holistic programme encompassing diet, exercise and faith in God divided in two parts along with appendices of exercises and tips. The first section sets out a detailed healthy lifestyle programme - a variety of exercises, their frequency and duration; food and drink choices and suggested eating strategies for best results. Great emphasis is placed on the importance of invoking God's guidance and help throughout, noting that man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
The second section is a 49 day workbook, bookended with a prayer at the start of each day and a relevant verse of scripture to close. The recordings of the exercises undertaken, healthy food choices and a point for reflection, seemed designed to be the person's accountability partner, not leaving any room for exclusion of the day's routine.
Payne is no doubt passionate that every person who reads her book and takes up its challenge will come away spiritually and physically healthier and to this end she has included in a handy easy to follow manual, all that is necessary to achieve these goals.
If there are books you must have at all times, this is sure to be one of them, not as a casual read but as a guide to achieving spiritual and physical well being and a ready reckoner for maintenance at the end of the seven week programme.
Written by Yvonne Pat Wright, author of From Spice to Eternity: Discovering the main ingredient to a life of fulfilment and purpose. From Spice to Eternity