The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual WellnessNelson Searcy, Jennifer Dykes HensonBaker Books / 2019 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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DeJama5 Stars Out Of 5New year, New YouFebruary 4, 2019DeJamaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5New Year, New You....so it's only fitting that a book with this title is read at the beginning of the new year.
This book covered all the topics that should be looked at when trying to make a better version of yourself. The authors did a great job with this book. It was quite enjoyable and informative.
The strategies within the book are amazing and quite doable.
When we are intentional, our health and wellness tend not to slip away when our days get busy with the demands of life and work.
This book is a must-read for 2019 or any year for that matter.
PS: I received a free copy from Baker Books for my honest opinion.
Academy2525 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic resource for a better quality of lifeFebruary 1, 2019Academy252Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As we began 2019 I was excited to receive this book in the mail. It is very practical and is written from a Christian world perspective. As it says in the subtitle it is a guide to better physical, mental, emotional, and SPIRITUAL wellness. The spiritual aspect is definitely biblically based and there is lots of scripture in the book for you to contemplate as you read.
Searcy and Henson use examples, science, research and scripture to give reasons why we should seek to be healthier. Each chapter gives small steps to accomplish these changes in our lives. They encourage changing one thing per month and have a Small Steps Challenge in the last pages of the book to get you started.
The book is divided into five sections for ease in focusing on one area at a time. If you are super motivated after the first section and want to jump right to the challenge in the back of the book you are encouraged to do that.
I found, for me, that the nutrition section was a standard recommendation for someone with no real health or allergy issues. As someone with Autoimmune stuff I do follow a more nutrient dense diet without a lot of grains, nuts and seeds and especially without nightshade plants but for someone not struggling with these issues I think you would benefit from their advice in that area. Just be sensitive to the needs of your body as you choose what you eat.
It is the perfect book to start off a new year or season and is full of practical advice for all realms of health in your life. My favorite section was the spiritual health section. As much as I study and read God's word there is always more that I can do to focus more on Christ and His glory in my life. I am glad that this book did not skip that aspect like so many secular "better you" books tend to do.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their quality of life.
MD5 Stars Out Of 5Great ookJanuary 30, 2019MDQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The New You A guide to better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
This book is wonderfully written and helps you understand how your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness all goes together. He covers the importance of gratitude, forgiveness, sleep and so much more to help us see how those things affect our health. The books help us understand why we need to pray and have an open conversation with God. I love the reminder that I am never going to get everything done and how to manage having a less stressful life. I like how they teach you small steps to having a better life, its not an overwhelming change that makes it hard to stick to. There is some amazing advice packed in this book. Its a great read to start the new year with but to read any time you are wanting to change your life for the better. I received this book from the publishers, all thoughts are my own.
Moonpie5 Stars Out Of 5COMPLETE HEALTH FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE!January 28, 2019MoonpieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For as long as I can remember I have always heard we physical, mental, emotional and spiritual beings. These cannot be separated are divided, it is what makes us complete. The world, even ourselves try to compartmentalize these in dealing with life. It doesn't work that way.
This is a wonderful book that shows you how to address each of these 5 areas for better overall health. The chapters for each section share vital information you need to know to make the needed changes, baby steps on how to achieve your goals, ideas, advice, and personal accounts you can relate to. Some of this I already knew, but needed to hear again. It was made more relevant to me in the light of having help to apply it not just know it and seeing it through the Bible. What I like most about this book is all these changes are made with God and His Word as our focus. Apart from Him we can achieve nothing lasting. All are approached from a biblical and scriptural perspective. The Lord created every part of us and His plan and guidance cannot be ignored if we truly want the best for all areas of our health.
This is not a book to rush through but to study and digest. The end of the book entitled "The Small Steps Challenge" lines out a how to implement what you have learned over the course of 4 months. You might be saying, "Four months! That is too long!" It isn't a race. Taking it gradually will ensure that these habits are ingrained and with a Christian outlook.
I am excited to study, learn and change!
I received this book free from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.
danniAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The New YouDecember 31, 2018danniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Once again, I am not a huge fan of self-help type books. But I was interested to see how Searcy and Henson delivered this message of better wellness.
The authors break the book into five parts:
- Part 1: Small Steps to the New You
- Part 2: Small Steps to Better Physical Health
- Part 3: Small Steps to Better Spiritual Health
- Part 4: Small Steps to Better Emotional Health
- Part 5: Small Steps to Better Mental Health
I appreciate how they introduce the book. They include their stories which lead into the reason they wrote the book. They also deliver a compelling argument for why God even matters in this process. Then they provide personal questions to help the reader begin considering where they are currently at in the process of becoming a "new you".
Part 1 spends a great deal of time discussing your mindset. Once your mindset has been shifted and corrected, the remaining steps become easier to accomplish. I completely agree with this our thought process is the determining factor in many of our daily decisions.
Parts 2 through 5 go through very practical action steps to assist your health in that particular area. I think it's important to note that these areas cannot be separated from each other. They are naturally interwoven with one other that each step you take to improve one area will automatically effect the other areas.
The book is concluded with a Small Step Challenge. It breaks the entire book down into small steps to accomplish throughout a four month period.
I feel as though a majority of the items discussed throughout the book are common sense actions steps that we already know we should be doing but lack the discipline to do so because we have miscalculated our priorities.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.