OK, I'll admit it - yes, I was interested in what this book had to say, but I was sure I was going to read it and find out that it was written by another earth papa guru. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong!
This is possibly the most interesting book I've ever read on living a healthy life-style based on Biblical concepts. Dr. Russell has put his heart into exploring what the Bible really says about diet and health. There are no outlandish claims, no disgusting concoctions to mix, and no sacrificing of everything we love to eat.
I found his explanation of clean and unclean foods really helpful. I especially appreciated his treatment of fasting and dealing with our relationship with the Lord and our own heart issues. Following God's plan for healthy living isn't just about diet. As always, God deals with our heart as well.
Dr. Russell's advice begins with following three principles that are laid out in God's Word: 1) Eat the Foods God Created for You, 2) Don't Alter God's Design, and 3) Don't Let Any Food or Drink Become Your God. His explanations are grounded in Scripture and are very thoroughly explained.
The book covers such topics as: grains and nuts, fat in the diet, meats (clean and unclean), sugars and spices, fruits and vegetables, and even beverages. The appendices include a fun health IQ quiz, frequently asked questions, mail order whole food sources, and how to begin a relationship with your Creator.
Dr. Russell has covered it all and has done it in a thoughtful, God-honoring way.