Food in God's Place

Rated 4.70/5 based on 12 reviews
Food in God’s Place is about using prayer and fasting to get stuff and ideas out of your life that block your relationship with God whether that be food, money, things, relationships, ideas, or just simply a preoccupation with your own needs. Food in God’s Place is about using prayer and fasting to gain an understanding of how much you need God everywhere all the time. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780988654808
About Randall Burgess

Randall Burgess works as a consultant and writer in the field of anti-counterfeiting and product security and writes regularly for the industry publication Authentication News®. He is the author of Food in God’s Place, a dialogue between a young woman and Jesus about prayer and fasting in context of discipleship. Married for almost 24 years, he has three teenage daughters. He leads small groups and writes the blog, www.foodingodsplace.com

Reviews

Review by: George Luft on March 13, 2013 :
"Food in God's House" by Randall Burgess, a review, March 13, 2013.
Randall Burgess has captured through the use of a character named Anna the daily struggle we all as Christian should experience. A struggle that starts with the question, is it going to be me or Jesus that sits on the throne today? Mr. Burgess uses the tool of fasting in the story as a means to deny one’s self comfort from food. Our real comfort and peace in life need to come from faith in Jesus Christ.
An insightful description of how to fast is woven throughout the book. If describes how the use of denying yourself food heightens the senses to enter into a closer dialog of Bible reading and prayer as you let God speak to you through His word.
Food in God’s house is a good thought provoking book that is worth the read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 :
Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 : (no rating) (Remove)
I've read a most excellent book. It is "Food in God's House" by Randall Burgess. Divinely inspired, Burgess takes his readers on a earthly journey through a heavenly undertaking, that of the fast. He takes what can be a complex confusing theological argument and breaks it down to its simplest form, something most needed in a complicated world. He does it well and he does it thoroughly. As a pastor, I am often asked how to fast or other questions relating to fasting. My answer? Read Randall's book. His book not just about fasting food and this book is perfect to use as a guidebook to any fast God has urged you to choose. Bar none.
This was a fantastic read and I look forward to his next work. Highly recommended.I cant say it enough. Thank you Randall.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 :
Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 : (no rating) (Remove)
I've read a most excellent book. It is "Food in God's House" by Randall Burgess. Divinely inspired, Burgess takes his readers on a earthly journey through a heavenly undertaking, that of the fast. He takes what can be a complex confusing theological argument and breaks it down to its simplest form, something most needed in a complicated world. He does it well and he does it thoroughly. As a pastor, I am often asked how to fast or other questions relating to fasting. My answer? Read Randall's book. His book not just about fasting food and this book is perfect to use as a guidebook to any fast God has urged you to choose. Bar none.
This was a fantastic read and I look forward to his next work. Highly recommended.I cant say it enough. Thank you Randall.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 :
Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 : (no rating) (Remove)
I've read a most excellent book. It is "Food in God's House" by Randall Burgess. Divinely inspired, Burgess takes his readers on a earthly journey through a heavenly undertaking, that of the fast. He takes what can be a complex confusing theological argument and breaks it down to its simplest form, something most needed in a complicated world. He does it well and he does it thoroughly. As a pastor, I am often asked how to fast or other questions relating to fasting. My answer? Read Randall's book. His book not just about fasting food and this book is perfect to use as a guidebook to any fast God has urged you to choose. Bar none.
This was a fantastic read and I look forward to his next work. Highly recommended.I cant say it enough. Thank you Randall.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 : (no rating)
Review by: William Ratledge on Feb. 27, 2013 : (no rating) (Remove)
I've read a most excellent book. It is "Food in God's House" by Randall Burgess. Divinely inspired, Burgess takes his readers on a earthly journey through a heavenly undertaking, that of the fast. He takes what can be a complex confusing theological argument and breaks it down to its simplest form, something most needed in a complicated world. He does it well and he does it thoroughly. As a pastor, I am often asked how to fast or other questions relating to fasting. My answer? Read Randall's book. His book not just about fasting food and this book is perfect to use as a guidebook to any fast God has urged you to choose. Bar none.
This was a fantastic read and I look forward to his next work. Highly recommended.I cant say it enough. Thank you Randall.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: John Hickman on Feb. 15, 2013 :
Food in God's House...by Randal Burgess

Some people live to eat but in his book Randall Burgess encourages his readers to eat to live a life more in touch with God using fasting as a tool and food as fuel. I found his book to be refreshing and convicting. We do live in a culture and society that seems to lack discipline in so many areas of life. Anna, by getting her life and temple tuned up by making healthy and right choices, not only improved her outlook on life, but it impacted those around her too. We desperately need more followers of Jesus making spiritual impact today. I feel this book would be a good read for a new follower of Jesus or someone who has grown stale and sluggish in their faith and spiritual disciplines. "Food in God's Place" has a clear and Christ centered message and is very much worth the read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: John Hickman on Feb. 15, 2013 : (no rating)
Food in God's House...by Randal Burgess

Some people live to eat but in his book Randall Burgess encourages his readers to eat to live a life more in touch with God using fasting as a tool and food as fuel. I found his book to be refreshing and convicting. We do live in a culture and society that seems to lack discipline in so many areas of life. Anna, by getting her life and temple tuned up by making healthy and right choices, not only improved her outlook on life, but it impacted those around her too. We desperately need more followers of Jesus making spiritual impact today. I feel this book would be a good read for a new follower of Jesus or someone who has grown stale and sluggish in their faith and spiritual disciplines. "Food in God's Place" has a clear and Christ centered message and is very much worth the read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Melissa Caddell on Feb. 13, 2013 :
Wow-I had no idea how much emphasis I had on food in my life! 'You sometimes eat when you need to pray.' Am I the only one who didn't realize they were reaching for comfort food when they were stressed out? A very eye-opening book. I had never considered how much of our social time revolves around food. For people new to fasting, following Anna on her journey will help with some of the practical questions. If you are someone who already fasts, the book has a powerful way to work through things in your life through the process of fasting. The story smooths out after a few chapters and is definitely worthwhile. Ideas the book brought up have stayed with me as I continue to ponder them. I'm glad I read this book and think it has been very useful to me in considering how I relate to food and fasting.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Holly Barrett on Feb. 13, 2013 :
Randall Burgess has written a thoughtful and insightful book about food and how many of us have let it become an idol in our lives. His format of the story of Anna and her prayers and interaction with Jesus make it an interesting read as well. The explanation of the purposes of fasting and some how-to details have challenged me to think about how I've interacted with food and to consider fasting on a regular basis for the purposes of growing closer to God and removing any barriers to that intimacy with him. Great job, Randall!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lee Palace on Feb. 11, 2013 :
I had been curious about the benefits of fasting from a health standpoint more so than a religious practice until finishing Food in God's Place.
The author stresses the importance of a Jesus dependent attitude when fasting and how it requires blocking out distractions such as media, internet, negative relationships etc. The dialogue format was easy to follow and created more connectivity to the main character in my view. This was my first book on fasting and I enjoyed how it put so many core elements in perspective (suffering, wisdom,faith,trust,forgiveness) as they relate to our relationship to the Father. Even if you can't fast from food due to health concerns , you should consider this book. The author points out fasting from media, internet,etc can also help you become more Christ centered .
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lee Palace on Feb. 11, 2013 :
I had been curious about the benefits of fasting from a health standpoint more so than a religious practice until finishing Food in God's Place.
The author stresses the importance of a Jesus dependent attitude when fasting and how it requires blocking out distractions such as media, internet, negative relationships etc. The dialogue format was easy to follow and created more connectivity to the main character in my view. This was my first book on fasting and I enjoyed how it put so many core elements in perspective (suffering, wisdom,faith,trust,forgiveness) as they relate to our relationship to the Father. Even if you can't fast from food due to health concerns , you should consider this book. The author points out fasting from media, internet,etc can also help you become more Christ centered .
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ed Smith on Jan. 30, 2013 :
The author presents many insights and ideas that I had never considered in my walk with Jesus. This is a great book full of ideas for removing distractions from our lives and focusing on what is important; such as growing closer to God every day. Randall even has an educational website set up www.foodingodsplace.com with additional learning materials, and a blog so readers can connect.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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