First Place: Original Bible-Based Weight Loss Plan (First Place 4 Health Series)
This complete guide includes everything needed to start losing weight the healthy way. Carole Lewis shares many First Place success stories and shows how the program can strengthen both body and soul. THE FIRST PLACE PROGRAM: When you put Christ...
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This complete guide includes everything needed to start losing weight the healthy way. Carole Lewis shares many First Place success stories and shows how the program can strengthen both body and soul. THE FIRST PLACE PROGRAM: When you put Christ first in your life you are totally transformed - mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. That's why the 13-week First Place program is unlike any other weight-loss course. For over twenty years, more than half a million First Place members have been losing weight by building a beautifully balanced lifestyle based on a deeper, enduring relationship with Jesus. Now you too can become a First Place member or lead a First Place group in your church.Meeting in weekly support groups of up to 20 people, First Place members agree to the "First Place Nine Commitments." These include regular attendance, daily prayer, regular Bible study and scripture memory, healthy eating, accountability, fellowship and exercise.Koorong has an excellent range of First Place items to help you get your First Place ministry up and running.
Describing herself as "fat and almost forty," Carole Lewis joined the initial First Place group at First Baptist Church of Houston in 1981. There she learned to give Christ first place in her life. First Place has since become one of the most successful weight reduction programs in the nation, spreading to all 50 states and more than 12,000 churches. Participants have lost 50, 100, even 250 pounds! But First Place is about more than losing weight; it's about gaining a life-changing relationship with Almighty God. Readers will learn how this carefully constructed plan for winning the fitness battle will help them to discipline themselves spiritually as well as physically, strengthening both body and soul. Includes many personal testimonies, the nine commitments exercise basics, food exchanges and sample recipes.
First Place 4 Health is the wildly successful, Christ-centered healthy living program that has helped people lose weight for over 25 years. In that time, First Place 4 Health groups have blossomed in more than 12,000 churches, and over half a million members have gone through the program since it began in 1981. Through this biblically sound program, which incorporates Bible study, scripture memorization, prayer and balanced eating and exercise plans, First Place 4 Health gives people the opportunity to change their lives spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and of course, physically.
Carole Lewis is the national director of First Place, the Christ-centered health and weight loss program, and author of books including FIRST PLACE: CHOOSING TO CHANGE and THE DIVINE DIET. A warm, transparent and humorous communicator, Carole is a popular speaker at conferences, fitness weeks and workshops. She and her husband, Johnny, have three children and eight grandchildren. They live in the Galveston Bay area of Texas, where their favorite pastime is sitting on the pier and watching the sunset.