This thirty one day devotional is written for those who have a desire to 'Get real with God' and who desire to 'Stand in the Gap' in the realm of Spiritual Warfare. The author was saved out of an occult background, has served as a soldier and has been a pastor for more than thirty years. This devotional is the distilled result of years of front line spiritual warfare. It is the seasoned spiritual warrior, passing on the 'MUST KNOW' to the next generation. The objective is simple; empower the existing and coming generations with their personal spiritual fitness plan, which will equip them to stand and be victorious. Each day focuses on a different aspect of spiritual warfare and what it takes to be a Christian soldier as highlighted by scripture.
"There's something to martial arts and especially the way Grandmaster Kang teaches it that addresses not just the body and fitness, but addresses the mind and addresses your approach to life." -from the foreword by Michael Imperioli, award-winning actor
This book examines evangelical dieting and fitness programs and provides a systematic approach of this diverse field with its wide variety of programs. When evangelical Christians engage in fitness and dieting classes in order to "glorify God," they often face skepticism. This book approaches devotional fitness culture in North America from a religious studies perspective, outlining the basic structures, ideas, and practices of the field. Starting with the historical backgrounds of this current, the book approaches both practice and ideology, highlighting how devotional fitness programs construe their identity in the face of various competing offers in religious and non-religious sectors of society. The book suggests a nuanced and complex understanding of the relationship between sports and religion, beyond 'simple' functional equivalency. It provides insights into the formation of secular and religious body ideals and the way these body ideals are sacralized in the frame of an evangelical worldview.