Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book Review: Start Somewhere

Excerpt from the book: Start Somewhere:

This book is the story of an ordinary man's weight loss. But it isn't a diet book. It isn't an exercise book. It's not a book for anyone who wants to look like a bodybuilder. It's a book for the everyday person who is tired of the quick-fix promises, the schemes, and the failures. It's for the person who is ready to throw in the towel and look for a different kind of fitness - spiritual fitness - brought about by God-inspired workouts that produce lasting results and offer the best guarantee against relapse.

I began reading this book thinking it would be more of a, "This is how I lost over 200lbs." kind of book. But it wasn't. In his book, Calvin Nowell shares m,any personal thoughts and struggles as he made his weight-loss journey. The insight he shares is something that can help anyone who is dealing with a sin issue in their life - not just those looking to lose weight. This book does what many weight-loss books don't: deals with the mental and spiritual aspect of the issue. This is why I feel this book would be a help to many people.

While the book may feel a little redundant at times, it is well worth the read if you are ready to tackle the mental/spiritual issues of your sin/trouble before diving into the "how to" of it.

Tyndal House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

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