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Strengthening Your BASIC (Body And Soul In Christ) Review by Stephanie D. Scarborough

Steps to Godly Fitness
A 21-Day Makeover Program,
A Christian Alternative to Yoga,
A Practical Guide for Healthy Eating
Laurette Willis
Harvest House Publishers
Eugene, Oregon 97402

The BASIC steps are just that--simple things you do each day to enhance your health and promote nutrition. "You're sowing, watering, and nurturing seeds of health, faithfulness, and patience for a future harvest." Moreover, this program is not about perfection; it is about progress.

This book isn't another diet book; in fact, it is a spiritual journey book. The seeds of healthy choices sown daily will "build our character--from which we will reap a harvest of positive changes physically and emotionally. We'll also be sowing seeds to develop the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, knowing that 'whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.'"

Another focus of this book is on variety. In order to combat boredom and burnout we must vary our food plans. Moreover, our bodies are designed to adapt so we need to mix it up instead of doing the same exercise every day. The book comes complete with success strategies for your body and soul, workouts with descriptions and pictures, and simple yet delicious recipes.

Mrs. Willis ends each chapter with a Bringing It Home section where the reader lists what they learned in the chapter, how to start doing better today, and prayer asking God for His help since we can do nothing of value without Him.

Lastly, this fitness plan isn't something that you'll do instead of the other things you need to do. It is a vital part of our lifestyle. This biblical approach focuses on us as a whole person. Our need to worship and acknowledge God every step of our life is what will leave your spirit enriched, your soul refreshed, and your body nourished.

Now, it is your turn to Bring It Home by starting this makeover program today and asking the Lord to help you take the BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness.

Product Review by Stephanie D. Scarborough, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November, 2008