I had always wanted to read The Daniel Fast so I was really excited when I saw that it was offered by Tyndale. The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory was great! The book is broken down into two sections. The first part is about Susan Gregory and why she wrote the book, what is fasting, the story of Daniel and his decision to fast, and tips for a successful fast. The second part details acceptable foods for the fast, menus, recipes, devotionals, and frequently asked questions.
I loved reading it and I loved the recipe book in the back. Susan does a great job of explaining the reason behind the title of the book. I loved learning about Daniel and why he chose to fast. It is not really a book to learn about fasting, but more of a practical how-to guide for those who want to start fasting. If you are looking to learn more about the spiritual discipline of fasting, I would highly recommend Richard Foster's The Celebration of Discipline.
I think the best part of the book is the 21 day devotional and the recipe book in the back. The recipes look awesome and really easy to make. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to start fasting and would like a day by day guide to follow. With any book that isn't Scripture, read it carefully and take what you have learned right back to the Word to see if it lines up with what it says. Fasting is one of those grey areas and it can easily become a source of pride if you make it legalistic or about yourself. I enjoyed reading this book for the new perspective it offered and I tried not to read it looking for flaws or as absolute truth. I encourage you to do the same!
I received this book for free from Tyndale. These opinions are my own.
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