Item description for Living Well: 365 Daily Devotions for a Balanced Life (First Place) by Carole Lewis...
Overview From Carole Lewis, the national director of First Place, the nation?s leading Christian weight-loss program, comes this collection of daily devotions to help you achieve balance in every area of your life! These are down-to-earth devotions, written by men and women who struggle with the same real-life issues you wrestle with. And they are about much more than just weight loss. You?ll learn how to make wise choices whenever you are faced with a difficult decision. Discover how to hear God?s voice and how to resist temptation. Learn how your gifts and talents can be put to work for God.
You?ll also explore such questions as ?Do I want to achieve certain goals? Am I willing to be honest with myself? Am I open to new ideas? Is my pride getting in the way of what I want to accomplish? What am I afraid of? A short prayer, a guided journaling assignment and a pertinent Scripture verse from the First Place Bible studies are included for each daily reading.
By preparing your heart each day through this short devotional time and applying the truth of each reading, you?ll discover the secret of balance in every aspect of your life? whether the spiritual, physical, mental or emotional.
The balanced life begins here?in only a few minutes a day! Make each day count?all year ?round.
Publishers Description Want to know the secret to living well? It starts with balance. If your life is in balance, you will feel the peace and contentment that God intends for every one of us. Perfect for individual study and gift-giving, "Living Well" is a 365- day devotional designed for anyone seeking inspiration and growth in a daily time of fellowship with God. For just a few minutes a day, readers can set the tone for their day and even for the rest of their lives. Inspired by Scripture memory verses from First Place Bible studies, these encouraging readings focus on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual areas of life. Find out how God can bring change and help you maintain a balanced life.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.28" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.19" Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
Series 1st Place
ISBN 0830742905 ISBN13 9780830742905
Availability 0 units.
More About Carole Lewis
CAROLE LEWIS is the national director of First Place 4 Health, the Christ-centered health and weight-loss program. A warm, transparent and humorous communicator, Carole is a popular speaker at workshops, seminars and conferences around the country. She is also the author of several popular books, including Stop It!; A Thankful Heart; and Give God a Year, Change Your Life Forever. Carole and her husband, Johnny, have three adult children (one deceased), eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Carole Lewis currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas. Carole Lewis was born in 1942.
Reviews - What do customers think about Living Well: 365 Daily Devotions for a Balanced Life (First Place)?
Applicable to anyone with a desire to serve the Lord more obediently Mar 20, 2007
The intent of Living Well: 365 Daily Devotions for a Balanced Life is to serve as a supplemental text to the whole First Place style of living that is advocated by this book's editor and co-author Carole Lewis. That organization helps its clients lose weight, reduce stress, and enhance their relationships with God. To that end, the messages found here are useful to any Christian seeking inspiration and direction.
The book's daily devotions are written by 50 contributors, many of whom are either members of First Place or directors of the organization. This is not to say they are not highly competent. For example, Dr. Sybil Smith is a Ph.D. and a registered nurse; Rev. Jim Clayton is senior pastor of a Baptist church in Tennessee; and June Chapko is the author of the Bible study Making Wise Choices. Having so many different writers from so many different walks of life makes the daily offerings diverse, distinctive, and personal.
Each page is dated so that a reader can begin on any day of the year and use the book for 12 months. First, a passage of Scripture is presented, followed by a concise devotion of not more than 225 words, and then a closing prayer. Additionally, for those who have First Place weight loss journals and prayer books, at the very bottom of each page is a journal entry thought that works as an action item related to the specific theme or topic of that day's devotion.
One word of caution would be that readers will have to get used to the idea that many, many of these devotions are going to focus on weight loss. It can become a bit redundant after awhile, although some are quite clever. For example, Elizabeth Crews writes for the July 29th devotion, called "Staying on Track," that the Apostle Paul admonished Christians in Galatians 5:7 to "run the good race," and sometimes today that might mean not driving by the doughnut shop and not wheeling our shopping carts down the ice cream aisle. I had to chuckle at that analogy, as well as others that were equally clever.
Admittedly, this book is targeted at females, ages 25 - 60, but I found the stories, examples, Bible verses, and words of encouragement applicable to anyone with a desire to serve the Lord more obediently. - Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Christian Book [...]
BE REFRESHED AND INSPIRED! Mar 3, 2007
In this compilation of devotions from different authors who have taught or been a part of the First Place program, this book is just what you need to get you motivated Biblically each morning. Each devotion is short enough to do in just a few minutes, or you can investigate the Scriptures used and make it a more intense meeting with God.
LIVING A BALANCED LIFE in our day isn't an easy job, and each devotion shows how we can rely upon God as well as good personal choices to help us become the BEST God has created us to be. I LOVE THIS BOOK, and well, yes I am a contributing author-but would love it anyway! Carol Lewis (who, by the way is a phenomenal person, and very real herself-she doesn't just run First Place, she herself lives it! SO BUY ALL HER OTHER BOOKS TOO!)has done a beautiful job taking each different topic, the different memeory verses and pulled together all these stories and devotions from ordinary people who struggle-to show that VICTORY & BALANCE are possible-and are part of God's plan.
She has taken each of the 8 First Place Bible Studies as topics, and the members were asked to submit how the different memory verses each week made an impact on their lives. The stories are great, and you'll walk away each day refreshed and encouraged in the Lord to overcome whatever struggles come your way, living out Carol's saying:
"If you don't quit, you will succeed." -Carole Lewis
Whatever part of your life is out of balance-don't give up; get this wonderfully inspiring book and begin to walk with a bounce in your step again-knowing there is hope in our God, always! He is a God of order and balance, and will use this book to help get going each day-HIS WAY!
THE TOPICS SHE COVERS ARE: Making Wise Choices Begin Again Living in Grace A New Creation Healthy Boundaries Choosing Thankfulness Celebrating Victory Start Living
There is an introduction to each chapter, by an "expert" in that area; then each "memory verse" has 5 daily devotions written by different people-covered in entirely different ways. It is really great to see how God can use 1 verse is so many awesome ways-meeting each person at their point of need with HIS POWERFUL WORD!
Each "day" consists of: The verse a short devotion a short prayer and a suggestion to journal on HIGHLY INFORMATIVE, REAL, AND REFRESHING DAILY INSPIRATION!
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