Book Review: ‘A Woman’s Guide to Fasting’-Gutly Real, Honest Talk For Women

When you think of fasting, you probably think of denying yourself of something, cramps, or not feeling spiritual enough after your fast. Lisa E. Nelson has provided us with a candid, gutly real picture of what fasting should look like.

As someone who is sincerely interested in fasting and how I can draw much closer to where God wants me to be, I was surprised with the wealth of health information Nelson gives us and some of the humorous, quirky, and all too real effects of fasting.

For instance, fasting is a discipline, such as prayer, bible study, and worship, however some people make it legalistic and accuse folks who do not fast of being “ill spiritual”(my word, not Nelson’s). Again, fasting is a discipline and it is to help draw us more to God and His needs and less about our needs.

Second, there are many kinds of fasts and you can choose which fast works for you…as long as its according to God’s will. For example, did you know there was a Daniel fast where you abstain from sweets, treats, and meat? Or that you can drink liquids on longer fasts? Nelson even goes on to say it may be unwise to plan fasts around the holidays…hmmmm, I smell that turkey cooking right now!

Lastly, Nelson equips us with how to prepare for a fast, how to endure th efast, and how to gracefully end the fast. this is probably the most important section of the book as many of God’s people can make silly blunders that can send them to the hosipital- not cool.

My overal impression of this book is that it is sincere and can actually be labeled as The only guide for women interested in fasting. It is a small book and concise. That’s what I like…plain and simple talk.

Visit Lisa E. Nelson at: www.awomansguide.com

5 Stars

Book Details:

A Woman’s Guide to Fasting, Lisa E. Nelson

Published by Bethany House(2011)

ISBN: 978-0-764209024

Price: US $12.99

160p

 

Angel Study and Review Blog Series Concludes with Wendy Alec’s ‘Son of Perdition’

There will be a movie out soon according Wendy Alec’s website. A double Woot! From me. Secondly, I finished her book, Son of Perdition which is Book 3 in the Chronicles of Brothers series. The book was fast paced,eye opening and evokes all kinds of emotions in you. She is a great storyteller and thats what matters.

Here’s a snippet of the review:

The end of days has begun and Lucifer has a plan to clone himself and unleash his son of perdition. Meanwhile the brothers Jason, Adrian, and Nick De Vere uncover some skeletons in the closet of their family history. It all ties into what Yehovah has in store for the Race of Men and the ultimate Judgment to come upon the Fallen as well.

Warning! This Christian Fiction while profound, brilliant, and creative, had one or two words many Christians may feel are vulgar-but it is on a minor level.

Son of Perdition has no problem grabbing hold of your attention and demand that you jet through the pages. Just don’t go too fast or you’ll miss golden nuggets of information (and somewhat complex historical economical situations) they really do matter. Secondly, the characters Wendy has created with her brilliant mind are three dimensional and respond well to their environment. Even while reading a few tears were shed because two beloved characters pass away and it seemed unpredictable.

Continue reading on Examiner.com The De Vere brothers and lucifer return in SOP, a fast paced read – Norfolk Christian fiction | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/christian-fiction-in-norfolk/the-de-vere-brothers-and-lucifer-return-sop-a-fast-paced-read-review#ixzz1NKPLpaRX

Tracking an Author Series…When Your Character Deviates From the Plan

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I had a plan. I had an outline. I had to type. Everything was laid out as it was in the foundation of the world. Somehow my character leapt from the pages, strangled me and told me they didn’t like what I had planned.

 

 

 

 

 

The plan was for the hero to be a human boy.

The plan was for the un-human to be a girl.

The plan was for them to instantly fall in love.

What happened was opposite of all those things. I am unsure if it is because my muse has been different music I’ve listened to at night or the books I have been reading. I will focus on that another time, but for now-don’t you just love and hate that at the same time? The beauty of story is that you as the writer is playing as “god”. As what happened during Adam and Eve’s day, they kinda sorta deviated from God’s plan, but it brought forth something new…Free Will.

Yes Eve listened to the serpent.

Yes Adam took part of it.

Yes God was disappointed.

Yet their banishment from Paradise and the children they had went through many journeys(and still are) to make for interesting chapters. Okay, hopefully that wasn’t a terrible analogy but there you have it. I deviated from my plan of not being religious.

Happy writing! :)