The Beginner's Guide to Fasting
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Since Old Testament times, God's people have engaged in the spiritual tradition of fasting: going without food for a predetermined length of time to accomplish an important purpose or goal. Fasting can be done for any number of reasons: to get to know God better, to wait on God for an answer to prayer, to listen to God, to worship him, and much more. In these pages, you'll discover why you should fast, how to prepare for your first fast, what kind of fasts to follow, how to get started, and what to expect after you are finished. Learn how you can master this powerful spiritual discipline with the friendly assistance of The Beginner's Guide to Fasting. Book jacket.
Since Old Testament times, God's people have engaged in the practice of fasting: going without food for a predetermined length of time to accomplish a spiritual purpose. Serving as a complete introduction, The Beginner's Guide to Fasting shares with readers the many benefits of this valuable spiritual discipline. It also gives practical explanations of how to prepare for and carry on one's first fast and what kinds of fasts to try. Each chapter includes Bible study questions.
Elmer L. Towns (D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty's existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.
Towns has published over a hundred books including My Father's Names; 10 Sunday Schools That Dared to Change; 10 of Today's Most Innovative Churches; Towns' Sunday School Encyclopedia and the Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association for writing the Book of the Year, The Names of the Holy Spirit. The multi-volume Praying through..... series has been received by a wide readership.
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