In The Daniel Fast, Susan Gregory explains the methods and purposes of Biblical fasting — to renew your mind, body and soul while enriching your relationship with God. The book is amazingly thorough in explaining fasting, it’s Biblical roots, how to prepare for a fast, what to expect, and even the difficulties one might encounter. Moreover, the book has over 100 pages of recipes, sample menus, a meal planning work sheet and 21 daily devotionals.
I was impressed with the book on many levels. Susan Gregory cites scripture every inch of the way as she leads her reader through the planning and preparing stage. She takes into account the frailties and foibles of real people. She offers plans and contingency plans. And through all of this she is very careful not to become legalistic and even warns her reader about the pitfalls of doing so themselves.
I have not followed the Daniel Fast. I don’t think I am ready to take that on while we are still in this state of flux between homes, but once we are settled and unpacked, I may just give it a try. And no matter what, I know I am trying out a couple of these recipes. I don’t care if they are healthy, they sound down right yummy!
Susan Gregory is also known as The Daniel Fast blogger, and can be found on the web.
I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of this book for review.