What the Bible Says about Healthy Living: Three Biblical Principles That Will Change Your Diet and Improve Your Health by Rex RussellI LOVED this book.
The author introduces three principles to follow based on the Bible and what God teaches us about healthy living.
1. Eat Only Substances Created for Food
2. Eat Foods as They Were Created
3. Don’t Let Any Food or Drink Become Your God
Rex shows us that if you follow these three principles you will eat healthier, be healthier and honour God at the same time.
The book starts off with a intro section that covers Eating Right in a World Gone Wrong and Health With Obedience. Then he goes over the three principles with a chapter for each one.
Finally, Part 3 has separate chapters to go more in-depth on different kinds of food:
Going with the Grain (and Nuts too)
The Fat of the Land
The Meat to Eat
How Sweet It Is
Mom Was Right: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
The Spice(s) of Life
Beverages: Elixirs of Life – or Death
I’ve read lots of books about healthy living but they all say different things and I don’t know which one to listen too. I’ve also read articles on Christian healthy living but they just say follow the Bible or take care of your body because it’s a temple which is very vague.
This is the first book to really dig into the scripture and explain what it means in a plain way. But the author doesn’t just give you the basics, he answers common questions and shows you what the scripture says about it.
I highly recommend this book if you are struggling with how to live healthily the way God wants you to.
Follow a Healthy and Biblical Diet
Should Christians Watch Their Weight? D oes the Bible mention healthy eating habits? Are believers supposed to watch their weight? Should Christians be careful what they eat? God gave Israel dietary laws and these laws were strictly enforced.
The fuel for our bodies is vital to our health. Few people have considered that the Bible is an authoritative and reliable source of dietary information. However, it conveys numerous principles by command and example. Perhaps most important, it should fortify our immune system and help protect us against disease. It should also enable us to avoid the troublesome weight problems that plague the Western world. For a thorough explanation of this subject, as well as a listing of animals the Bible defines as clean and unclean, we invite you to request our free booklet Clean and Unclean Meats: What Does the Bible Teach? This publication thoroughly discusses many biblical passages on the subject, including those that people mistakenly believe give us permission to eat the flesh of any animal.
Many people today are interested in food and fitness. In America are diets are very unhealthy and our lifestyles are overly sedentary. More and more people are overweight, out of shape, and in poor health, physically and emotionally the two are connected! Consider these key Bible verses on food and fitness. I developed this for a small group that was encouraging one another to devote their bodies to the Lord as his temple.
1. Are health principles really a part of true Bible religion?
Breaking the Stronghold of Food - Dr. Michael Brown
Christ calls upon us to take care of our bodies and we have a responsibility to do so. The Bible offers some healthy eating advice and can give us guidance to lead a healthy lifestyle. It offers us nutritional principles both by command and example. God is calling upon us to do his work. In order for us to be successful we need to be in good health. A healthy diet can help us keep our immune system healthy and protect us from harmful disease. Maintaining a healthy diet can also help to reduce your risk of obesity.
What does the Bible say about? Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
Are health principles really a part of true Bible religion? The Bible rates health right near the top of the list in importance. What affects one affects the others. See John Why did God give health principles to His people? Automobile manufacturers place an operations manual in the glove compartment of each new car because they know what is best for their creation.