The Daniel Plan (The Daniel Plan Series)(Paperback)Rick Warren & Other
The Daniel Plan teaches simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into a reader's current lifestyle and helps them understand the kind of foods God created to keep them fit and strong. The book is categorized around five key concepts for optimal health that promote success: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. These concepts encourage readers to deepen their relationship with God and offer inspiration as they make positive choices each and every day.
ByRick Warren & Other
Size152 x 229 mm
Series - CollectionDaniel Plan
Number of Pages360 pp
How It All Began
Pastor Rick Warren
Wow! Everybody’s FAT!
That shocking thought kept reverberating in my mind one bright spring day as I was baptizing 827 adults.
I’ll admit it wasn’t a very spiritual thought for a pastor to have, especially while baptizing! But I was getting tired, since our church baptizes the way Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River — by lowering people under the water, then lifting them back up.
That day, based on the average weight of Americans, I lifted more than 145,000 pounds!
I had read plenty of articles about the growing epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in America, but that day I actually felt the weight of America’s health problem in a dramatic way. While my first thought was that everyone I baptized was overweight, my second thought was more personal and pointed:
But I’m fat too! I’m as out of shape as everyone else is!
In that moment of clarity, I realized the terrible example I was giving with my own health. How could I expect my congregation to take better care of their bodies if I was such a poor model? I had ignored my own growing problem for thirty years.
Let me explain:
I grew up in a family that didn’t drink alcohol or smoke, but all food — no matter how unhealthy it might be — was considered okay. And growing up, much of my life centered around food.