Friday, February 13, 2015

Spiritually Strong: The Ultimate 6-Week Guide to Building Your Body and Soul by Kristen Feola, © 2014

This six-week program of spiritual and physical exercises is easy to incorporate into your daily life, yet its effects will change you forever. Flex your spiritual muscles and discover the joy of living out God's calling with renewed energy and purpose ...
I promise to push you to do more than you would do on your own.
   --author Kristen Feola

ISBN: 9780310339090

Spiritually Strong
reflects on the comparison of caring for our body and for our soul. Parallel in preparation ~ warmup, exercises, cooldown, and daily action challenge; to begin and stay with it. I go to a morning aerobics class followed by a stretching class three times a week. I am maintaining. Exerting more energy, walking the other days would benefit my health in these winter days. Join me in having Kristen Feola as our very own "personal trainer" in these six weeks.
Exercises in a periodized program are changed frequently to prevent your muscles from adapting to your routine.
   --Spiritually Strong, 126
The same with spiritual exercise for your heart, mind, soul, and strength; apply assigned Scripture passage, study questions, reflect on what God has shown you, and pray.

Jeremiah 15:16 ~
"Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts."
These six weeks focus on Commitment, Power, Perseverance, Joy, Peace, and final week Victory, spiritually and physically ~ exercising, and meal planning too.

Part 1, The Core ~* presents the muscles of the physical and spiritual core, with an introduction to the exercises that strengthen them and a discussion about the importance of self-discipline in training.

Part 2, The Exercises ~* explains the six essential exercises for training the core: Bible study, prayer, fasting, healthy living, financial stewardship, and serving others.

Part 3, The Program ~* helps you name goals for your core conditioning program, establish a training schedule, and set the stage for your success. In this section, you’ll implement the spiritual and physical exercises during a six-week Bible study.

This book is laid out very well in sequence, first explaining benefits and how-to, followed by practical application. The Appendix has an exercise plan for each week, followed by Notes for further study references.

Kristen Feola, Author and Speaker

***Thank you to Linked-to-Lit for sending me a copy of Kristen Feola's Spiritually Strong: The Ultimate 6-Week Guide to Building Your Body and Soul. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
Deuteronomy 30:19, 20 ~ The Choice of Life or Death
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

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