The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God’s instruction for living.

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier LifeThe Daniel Plan
By Rick Warren Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman
Zondervan
Retail Price $24.99
Amazon Price: $14.99

 

 

Book Description: 

Revolutionize Your Health … once and for all. During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives. Welcome to The Daniel Plan. Here’s the secret sauce: The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God’s instruction for living. When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one. Our research has revealed that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. God never meant for you to go through life alone and that includes the journey to health. Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. The Daniel Plan shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginably—from the inside out.

Review

I highly recommend this book for individuals, small groups, and churches.  It’s a simple guidebook to help you get healthy and stay that way. Rather than a trendy fad diet, this plan has been based on Biblical reference and applies to people living thousands of years ago.  The concept of the book is rooted in Daniel 1:11-13 and Daniel 10:2-3 when Daniel fasts, prays, and eats food from seeds. The authors promote the idea of a 40- day modified “fast” based on these verses, where you eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats and meats. It’s a healthy eating plan and encourages community. Try it – you’ll notice a positive difference in your lifestyle when you applying the principals.

~Reviewed by Sara G.

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