I've tried fasting in the past but always failed as my flesh got the better of me. Having had an eating disorder in my past, I concluded that fasting wasn't for me. Nevertheless, as I have continued to grow in my spiritual journey I desired to fast as a means of making a more intimate connection with God and hearing His voice in my spirit. I decided I was going to do it for 24 hours for the new year. The night before I was running into the grocery store for a quick item and right in front of me was Jentezen's book on fasting. I knew I must read it, so purchased it and read it in two days. It is an inspiring book and compelling for Christians to utilize the spiritual disciplines to grow in our relationship with God and unleash his supernatural power in our lives. Now I want to fast more, actually, I can't wait to fast again, and this has been a pivotal book in helping me to understand the basics for utilizing fasting as a means of discipleship.