Book Review: Every Body Matters
Author: Gary Thomas
We’ve all heard the saying Your body is a temple (well maybe not all, but a few of you have) Anyway how many of us really take that seriously, really think about it and how what we eat, how we exercise, even how we think and pray really does make a difference in us and how we respond to God’s calling. I know I didn’t, until I read Gary Thomas’ book; Every Body Matters.
Through his book I was able to see how important it is for me to be fit not for the sake of beauty or becoming more athletic, but to become in the words of St. Paul: “instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to da any good work.” (2 Timothy 2:20-21)
This book opened my eyes to the mistakes, to the wrong thinking I have had over the years. Mr. Thomas does this in a very powerful way, not by shaming, criticizing or judging, but through personal experience and stories of everyday people.
As the back cover blurb says he skillfully demonstrates how becoming physically fit can lead to:
~ increased sensitivity to God’s voice
~ renewed energy for God’s work
~ greater joy for living
~ a fortified soul better able and more willing to serve and love others
By looking at your body as an instrument rather than an ornament, we’ll find new and compelling motivation to embrace the kind of active lifestyle that fortifies our soul. (quote from back cover by Gary Thomas)
Our body is a Temple to God and should be treated as such. We should be prepared to step up and answer God’s call whenever it comes. Mr. Thomas shows the reader the how’s and why’s of this truth and it is up to us to take up the reins and truly become who God meant us to be.
Thank you Mr. Thomas for opening my eyes, now if I could quit procrastinating it would all be great, but you have planted the seed and God will nurture it.
May God’s glory embrace you,
Zondervan gave me this book free of charge, for the purpose of review.