From keeping the Sabbath to simplifying our lives, this list of top Christian books on healthy living provides practical, biblical, and wise words of inspiration and admonishment. The combined research from these Christian authors proves that God’s way of living healthy lifestyles is truly the best way. Be informed and encouraged with any or all of these Top 10 Christian Books on Healthy Living.
Top 10 Christian Books on Healthy Living
1. What the Bible says About Healthy Living, by Rex Russell, M.D.
This 5 star-rated book on holistic living delivers the essential keys to a healthy lifestyle from a biblical perspective. “The principles here will help anyone who is sick and tired of feeling sick and tired find energy, freedom from illness, and more vibrant health”.
2. Miracle Food Cures from the Bible, by Reese Dubin
Author Reese Dubin shows how to take full advantage of the power foods and herbs that promote healing. Learn about cures for viruses and bad bacteria, discover immune boosting remedies, anti-aging options, pain relief, and blot clot prevention, to name a few. Dubin also sites scientific studies and personal testimonies, which lend even more credibility to his work.
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3. Holy Cow! Does God Care About What We Eat? By Hope Egan
This book is born out of the author’s own struggle with overeating and chronic health problems. Having experienced her own conversion from sick to healthy, she spreads the hope found in a lifestyle of good food choices and healthy habits.
4. The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, by Rick Warren
“Our research has revealed that people getting healthy together, lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone”. The plan that is carefully laid out in this dynamic resource is meant to be carried out with the support of others. It contains a concentrated mass of information to help build an effective diet, a good mental attitude, and to encourage others with the same goals through positive reinforcement. Optional companion journal and recipe book are also available.
5. The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola
Kristen Feola, contributing author for Pentecostal Evangel Magazine, draws from her experience as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and nutritional consultant in writing this guide. The fast carefully identified and laid out in this book is based on the book of Daniel. The work contains simple gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, tools to get through each day of food restrictions, and insight into the importance of fasting both physically and spiritually.
6. Journey to Healthy Living: Freedom from Body Image and Food Issues, by Scott Reall
As part of the Journey to Freedom series, this book takes an image-focused approach to healthy living. Scott Reall considers emotional challenges, addictions, disorders and codependences in providing answers. Upon completion, the reader will be able to honestly identify bad eating and exercising habits and be enabled to replace them with a healthy lifestyle that will add quantity and quality of years.
7. Why Christians Get Sick, by George H. Malkmus
After a bout with colon cancer the author sought answers. In this book, he recounts his own journey to healing. The diet mapped out in this valuable resource eliminates toxins found in processed foods and points to natural alternatives that feed the body with the vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health.
8. 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life, by Matthew Sleeth
“Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy”. The author points out how the latest in technology can certainly save time, but it can also enslave with constant and immediate activity every day and at every moment of the day. This book explains how to let go of the harried and stressful busy-ness just one day a week and how to focus on God.
9. Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life, by Nancy Sleeth
This work is an encouragement to simplify. The idea is to take out as many of the distractions that cause frantic and stressed lives and to get back to the basics of building strong relationships with family, friends and God.
10. Made for Paradise: God’s Original Plan for Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Rest, by Dr. Patricia Hart Terry
Dr. Patricia Hart Terry takes a look at the overwhelming problems of chronic fatigue, stress, and chronic illness and the affects on our health. She uses biblical principles to provide practical solutions to regain our health and change our bad habits.
As Christians we are called to a healthy lifestyle that is mindful that the body as it is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I hope you find information and encouragement from these helpful resources that comprise my Top 10 Christian books on healthy living. Take the time to determine where to exchange poor lifestyle choices with ones that heal and restore.