Posted by: hugapoohlouise | May 9, 2011

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola

Zondervan Publishing has provided me a free media review copy of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola to read and review.  I received no compensation for this review.

For the rest of my review I will refer to the book as the Daniel Fast.  I was so excited when I received my package in the mail from Zondervan.  As most of you know from reading my blog, I entered into a fast at the beginning of the year with my church.  It was a 21 day fast.  I had no idea that there was written material available regarding fasting.  So, when I opened up this packaged I was overjoyed.

According to the back cover of the Daniel Fast – this is a unique opportunity available to anyone who is hungry to know the Lord in a deeper way.  As you deny yourselves certain foods you will not only embrace healthier eating habits, you’ll also discover a greater awareness of God’s presence.  The Daniel Fast equips you with practical tools to enrich the spiritual and physical impact of your fasting experience, while allowing you to feast on foods that are good for you.  Excerpt from back of the Daniel Fast book.

After I read through this book for the first time, I decided to under go another fast using the Daniel Fast as a guide.  I decided to do a 10 day fast from sugar and processed ingredients.  Any other time this would seem impossible, but not with the Daniel Fast book.

The Daniel Fast has Scripture references throughout and helps you remain focused on God.  The craving for food is shifted to a different kind of nourishment.  The Daniel Fast shares the reasons why to fast.  The author, Kristen Feola also shares her fasting experience with you so you can be encouraged.

My most favorite part of the Daniel Fast was the recipes.  The book contains quite a few recipes.  My favorites include but were not limited too:  Roasted Potato Salad (even my little ones loved this).  Apricot Nut Breakfast Bar’s were delicious too.  The Daniel Fast includes recipes, pictures and suggestions for each exciting, delicious entrée.  The nice thing is you can still use these recipes even if you are not fasting.

The fast within the book is meant to last for 21 days.  I only did a 10 day fast, and it worked great for me too.

I don’t want to give too much away within Part One of the Daniel Fast.  Part Two of the Daniel Fast is a devotional guide.  This section is great to use during the time you are normally stuffing yourself with physical food.  It was a good place to start for me, but be careful and check all Scripture for yourself.

Part Three of the book is more focused on the food.  The food you should eat as Daniel did.  The food you should avoid and how to find substitutions.

So without any further ado, I recommend this book for anyone who is interested in trying a fast, or a veteran faster.

Until Next Time,

M

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