First Place 4 Health, Carole LewisIn the past I have read other Christian weight loss books and reviewed weight loss/exercise programs. As I do not struggle with a weight issue I quickly lose interest in the program. First Place 4 Health is completely different. Its focus is on Matthew 6:33, Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God. Carole Lewis states on page 97, First Place is all about seeking God before anything else. In fact the majority of the first half of this book talks more about changing ones mindset than shedding pounds. It puts great emphasis on serving Christ, seeking His kingdom, becoming His friend through prayer and bible study, and exposing the root problem of your weight issue. It is pointed out more than once that weight will be shed as a secondary thing when all areas of your life are balanced (spiritual, emotional, and physical). This being done by correcting the spiritual aspects first which will cause a heart and mind change thus resulting in a life style change that lasts. I have really enjoyed the book and can not wait to incorporate the program into my own home. I have not seen a program like this before. This book is a great encouragement for those looking to lose weight, or just to start living a more balanced and healthy life. Thank you regal publishing for providing this review copy.
"First Place 4 Health" by Carole Lewis is inspiring. It's not a diet. It doesn't PROMOTE weight loss - that is merely a byproduct of the healthier lifestyle described in this book. Basically, it shows the reader how to love the Lord with your heart, soul, mind and strength - the clever section breaks carry those headings. There are loads of successful testimonials and pertinent scripture verses. I love that the book doesn't promise a quick fix. Yes, certain results will appear quicker than others, but the author asks you to commit a year to the lifestyle. EXCELLENT!The only thing I don't necessarily embrace is that the cover says, "discover a new way to healthy living." I disagree. This way has been around since the dawn of time. People just don't tap into its power in this way. Overall, this is an outstanding read.