1. The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation
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    The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation
    Wendy Speake
    Baker Books / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful book, even greater message!
    March 12, 2020
    Missy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    First, the cover is a beautiful pink color with an ice cream cone. This book is divided into 40 days of course. Each devotional is between 2-4 pages long. I can appreciate a good length for this. Numerous scriptures are interwoven throughout Wendy's narrative. Additionally, Wendy writes about other things that can be addicting such as social media, shopping, etc. Even reading (gasp!)! I appreciate that her book is by no means legalistic, but has a very encouraging and disciplined tone to it. Just what I personally need to endure this sugar fast! She also helps normalize symptoms that one may endure during detox.

    Personally, the biggest takeaway for me has been that I literally run to Jesus in hunger when I am having sugar cravings. I have done a lot more of this than I have in the past. I think Wendy has accomplished her purpose in writing this book for this very reason. Therefore, I would like to say, well done Wendy!

    I would highly recommend this book and would purchase it myself. I recommend going through it as you complete your own fast, even if it's not a fast from sugar. I have learned how much sugar has controlled me and am even thinking of doing a shopping fast next. The goal is to hunger for more of Jesus always, and I thank you Wendy, for writing this book.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    YES!
    February 27, 2020
    rkfall
    The 40-Day Sugar Fast by Wendy Speake was a down to earth, let us get serious about discovering what is holding us back from experiencing a closeness with the Father. She goes way beyond sugar and really encourages personalizing your journey in these 40 days. I was so blessed to be part of a community working through this for 40 days and it has set a course for me to be more mindful of this all year long. I just finished and I am already planning for my next 40 days of fasting. I love this authors transparency and her personality. I look forward to future works by this author for the glory of the Lord.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    spot on
    February 26, 2020
    charmingcharli
    I am on day 20 of this fast, and so far it has been spot on. each days reading has hit me where I am with what I need to get me through the day. It has helped me lay down the sugar as well as other addictions that stand between me and Jesus, bringing me closer to my Savior
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    40 Day Sugar Fast-a great book!
    February 15, 2020
    Kim
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In Wendys book, The 40 -Day Sugar Fast, we learn the value of fasting from sugar in order to free up our bodies, minds, and spirits to focus more and more on Jesus each day. As she guides us through the initial sugar withdrawal in each daily chapter, we are invited to also join in on the Facebook 40 day fast, where we can read what others are learning on their journeys, and share our own.

    Besides using sugar as a crutch, we all go to other idols like shopping, social media, etc. possibly alcohol., instead of turning to Jesus and Gods Word to comfort, heal, and encourage ourselves. Wendys book guides us through the process of going to Jesus instead of these idols. Her book encourages us to ask God to reveal those things to us.

    I appreciate how Wendy encourages and speaks the truth via Gods Word. She does not sugar coat her writing. She is a great teacher and gives transparent examples from her own life.

    The benefits for me, personally, were better health, no joint pain, and improved emotional well being. God also revealed to me my tendency to be soothed by games on my phone, social media, and TV. He also is teaching me how to be more positive in my thought life.

    I plan to read through this book at intervals throughout the year and would highly recommend the book to anyone wanting to go deeper in relationship with God and see His more for themselves!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An excellent resource!
    February 7, 2020
    Academy252
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The title of this book says that it is a 40 day fast from sugar but it is SO MUCH MORE. As the subtitle informs us, it is about both physical and spiritual transformation and that is not an exaggeration. It is set up as a devotional style book to be read each day during your fast. The books is about so much more than sugar. It is very spiritually informative and full of scripture on fasting and overcoming the roadblocks that stand between us and a deeper relationship with Christ.

    This book is not a diet but you might lose weight, it is not a quick fix but a guide to finding a new way of living our lives free from the sin that so easily besets us. It is about the addictions in our lives that hinder our daily walk with Christ and how we can break down those walls. Speake is very straightforward in her approach. She guides us with Biblical truth and honesty about the choices we make and how they hurt us. She shares how we can be over-comers in this fight. She ends each day with a prayer to encourage us to bring everything before the Father.

    In a world that worships food and foodie endeavors this is a way to shake loose from the things that fill our social media, emails, television screens and more. It is a way time to help us focus on something real and meaningful. It guides us to seek the things that are lasting. It is about food that never runs out and water that never lets us thirst again.
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