There are many myths, unfounded fears, and misunderstandings about spiritual fasting. From any denominational perspective you can hear a leader tell his or her congregation to "Fast and pray." Seldom does the leader--or anyone else - follow up that directive with any instructions on how to fast. Christ's followers are often left on their own to figure out how to execute the spiritual fasting. Unfortunately, this may mean they do not have the spiritual experience they hoped for.
In basic, everyday language, Reverend Lionel Stokes's "Fasting Keys" opens up the unfamiliar, the forgotten, and even the unknown natures of fasting. Stokes addresses three specific questions about spiritual fasting: When and where did the practice or idea of fasting begin? Why bother to fast? How do you prepare to fast? You'll find recommended foods and beverages as well as ones to stay away from during your fast. Stokes also provides daily menu suggestions, so you will not be left to fend for yourself when making a meal plan.
"Fasting Keys" proves spiritual fasting is nothing to be afraid of or dread. Instead, it can bring you closer to God and enhance your entire faith experience.
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