Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Review/Giveaway The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

Hi Neighbors,

Beautiful day again down here in Florida. We have actually had to run the air in our RV. I have this neat book to share with you today! It is by Kristen Feola and is called The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. For the rest of the post I will refer to the book as the Daniel Fast.

The Daniel Fast starts out with information on Daniel and how the fast is based on Daniel when he was taken to Babylon. He asked to be allowed to eat certain foods rather than the food from the king. Basically they state Daniel ate fruits and vegetables and drank water. The book focuses on this being a time of sacrifice and drawing closer to the Lord. Spending extra time in prayer and reading. Meditating on God's Word. The fast is meant to last 21 days. It also describes different types of fasts:1. Absolute 2. Supernatural absolute 3. Liquid, 4. Partial.

Part 2 is a day by day devotional guide. Now I did have a few problems with some of the assumptions drawn here that were not based on fact. You just need to be careful if you use this section that it all lines up with Scripture. Also I had to look verses up myself because I only use the KJV. You could also do your own devotions if you desire to.

The third section of the book is about the food you should eat during this fast. There is a menu outline that you can use. The recipes are included along with some color pictures of some of the recipes.. This is another section that I would have to work with, or work around as some of the recipes call for items, I do not normally purchase or rally care for. Once again you can use these recipes, make slight changes if you need to, or come up with your own. A vary important part of this fast is to drink water. It states in the book that you should drink half your weight in water. I do drink a lot of water, but I could use some improvement here.

Also when going on a fast like the Daniel Fast, when you have completed your 21 days you need to begin eating other food slowly. Eat small portions and definitely try to keep your water intake up.

There are quotes from different people who have tried the fast. Some were individuals, families and even whole churches or groups that participated in the Daniel Fast at one time. I found these interesting to read.

One winner will receive a copy of the Daniel Fast.

Mandatory Entry:Leave a comment letting me know if you have ever fasted before and if it was for spiritual reasons or for dieting. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 2/17 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive the Daniel Fast for review purposes. All quotes are from the Zondervan website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


debbie said...

Yes, I have fasted before, for a diet.

debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.

kristenfeola said...

Lori, thank you for the review/blog post/giveaway for my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. Congratulations in advance to the giveaway winner! I pray that the book is a blessing to you as you hunger for the Lord.

Kristen Feola
Author, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

Ava said...

I have fasted before. I had heard about this fast and always wanted to try it

Ava said...

I'm a neighbor!

Ava said...

I follow you on twitter #housewiferemix

rubynreba said...

I have fasted for Good Friday but only for 1 day!

rubynreba said...

Email subscriber

rubynreba said...

I am a follower

Ginny said...

I've never fasted before

Ginny said...

I follow

Ginny said...

I'm subscribed