Fit for Faith - 7 weeks to improved spiritual and physical health

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Fit for Faith is a personal or small group study that unites physical health and spiritual health through a 7-week program to lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. It is a reference on cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility exercise, healthy eating, prayer, Bible study and journal writing. More

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About Kimberley Payne

Kimberley Payne is a motivational speaker and writer. Her writing relates raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Kimberley, who lives near Peterborough, Ontario, offers practical, guilt-free tips on improving spiritual and physical health. Her energetic and enthusiastic workshop presentations have encouraged listeners at churches, women's retreats and conferences.

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Fit for Faith is a program that unites physical health and spiritual health through a 7-week program to lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. It's a reference on exercise, strength training, healthy eating, prayer, Bible study and journal writing.

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Tom Blubaugh reviewed on on Jan. 27, 2013

I didn't know what to expect when I began to read this book. I decided I would read it straight through even though it was about physical health. This topic never really interested me until I had a major heart attack in 2004. Since then, my wife has slowly convinced me to take my health seriously. She knew it wouldn't be easy. When we were dating we were in a restaurant one evening. She looked at my plate and asked, "do you ever eat anything red, green or yellow?" I replied, "jelly beans." I was serious. I started reading and I found a very well written presentation of a strategy for good health and spiritual growth. It confirmed a lot of things I'm doing right and gave me good information to improve my health, both physically and spiritually. It is a seven week program with a 49 day workbook. Although a pdf file was sent to me for my review, I purchased a copy for myself. Hats off to Kimberley Payne for a job well done.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
rose mccauley reviewed on on Nov. 17, 2011

Kimberley Payne has written a book I wish I had read years ago before all the other diet/health books I have consumed! She approaches health from God's viewpoint and helps us see how body, soul and spirit are entertwined with each other. I love the way she begins each day's portion with a prayer and ends it with a Scripture. She also includes many questions and places to record your own thoughts and goals to help keep you on track, and gives an extensive list of books and magazines for further reading and step by step instructions for the exercise program. Whether you are just beginning on your fitness trek or have travelled this road before, Fit for Faith will make an excellent companion on your journey.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
rose mccauley reviewed on on Nov. 17, 2011

Kimberley Payne has written a book I wish I had read years ago before all the other diet/health books I have consumed! She approaches health from God's viewpoint and helps us see how body, soul and spirit are entertwined with each other. I love the way she begins each day's portion with a prayer and ends it with a Scripture. She also includes many questions and places to record your own thoughts and goals to help keep you on track, and gives an extensive list of books and magazines for further reading and step by step instructions for the exercise program. Whether you are just beginning on your fitness trek or have travelled this road before, Fit for Faith will make an excellent companion on your journey.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Judi Chesshir reviewed on on Nov. 13, 2011

“Fit for Faith,” by Kimberly Payne is a fitness guide as well as a spiritual guide too. I like how the author talks about the physical aspects of being healthy and then talks about the spiritual ones. I enjoyed the chapters on Feed your Body and Feed your Soul. This book will help you set goals, and includes a workbook to record your results and help motivate you. The workbook has prayers, myths, facts & tips in it for each of the days. “Fit for Faith,” reminds you to look at yourself through God’s eyes and really see what he sees in you.
Judi Chesshir – Author of “My Finny Fin Fin”
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
Elma Schemenauer reviewed on on Nov. 10, 2011
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Review by: Elma Schemenauer on Nov. 10, 2011

From my front door here in Kamloops, British Columbia, I can walk 164 steps and reach the foot of a mountain slope, which I try to climb regularly. As I climb and as I descend the slope, I pray. Kimberley Payne's book FIT FOR FAITH: 7 WEEKS TO IMPROVE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH operates on a similar principle, though it's much more comprehensive. The book, which marries fitness and faith, is full of valuable and inspiring ideas for improving both.

Payne's chapters are short, which helps maintain reader interest and motivation. She backs up her recommendations with many inspiring Scriptural references. She also provides references to other useful sources; for example, cookbooks featuring healthful recipes.

I enjoy Payne's imaginative and specific style of writing. For example, she says we can pray about anything including "finding your keys in a marsh." She advises us to "use peace as your yardstick" when deciding which foods to eat. If you don't feel peace about it, i.e. if you suspect it's not good for you, quit eating it.

FIT FOR FAITH includes several useful appendices. Among them are "Home Fitness Test," "Strength Training Exercises" and "Stretching Exercises." OK now, I need to get busy. First I'll test how much my mountain-slope climbing and other exercises have done for my fitness. Then I'll get going on Payne's suggestions for improving it and my spiritual health.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Body and Soul Publishing reviewed on on Nov. 6, 2011

I like the fact that "Fit for Faith" addresses not only physical health, but also spiritual health. I am a firm believer that they are intertwined! Not only are there great tips for exercise and eating healthy, but I love the 49 day workbook to help me apply the material. Each day in the workbook includes a prayer, questions to answer (or journal), a myth and a fact about health and then a scripture. This helps to keep me focused on my goals but also on God.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)
Violet Nesdoly reviewed on on Nov. 5, 2011

Kimberly Payne’s book Fit for Faith describes a program that develops both physical and spiritual fitness. This holistic program has much to recommend it.

Payne is a seasoned physical trainer and her regimen reflects her expertise and experience. The how-to section is easy to understand, encouraging, and motivational. As mentioned, the combination of both physical and spiritual fitness into one program makes it one that addresses the whole person. The repetition and accountability that are built into the workbook assignments can’t help but effect permanent lifestyle changes in the person who follows this program for seven weeks. I loved the little fit tips.

The Kindle copy I read would require the participant to use a scribbler or separate journal for the workbook section. (I assume the paper book has a physical page for each workbook page, which might make it more attractive to some.)

The only thing I can think of that would make a book like this more useful to an exercise illiterate like me would be pictures or line drawings of the exercises. My copy didn’t have those, though Payne does describe each exercise in adequate detail.

I think this would be a great book for men or women to use on their own or as a textbook for a seven-week fitness program in connection with a Bible study.
(reviewed 52 days after purchase)
Bernard Boulton reviewed on on Oct. 11, 2011
(no rating)
Kimberley has developed a life improving program in Fit for Faith. In it she calls the reader to rediscover the quality of life that God is calling all of His creation to live. Kimberley has combined principles with plans of action and physical fitness with spiritual fitness. I found the information in Fit for Faith to be stimulating. Kimberley has shown me how merge my faith with my desire to be fit.
(reviewed 69 days after purchase)
S.E. Gregg reviewed on on Oct. 11, 2011

Kimberly Payne has crafted a masterpiece in her book: Fit For Faith- 7 Weeks to Improve Spiritual and Physical Health. This author skillfully combines faith and fitness and marries them together. Helping readers to understand and experience first hand the correlation between the two. A great read for a group or anyone that wants a better spiritual and physical life.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
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