Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Book Review: God's "Weigh" to Your Ideal Health

God's "Weigh" to Your Ideal Health by Michael Scott Lowery is a book just as the title describes.  Mr. Lowery uses biblical truth to talk the reader through why and how God wishes us to be at our ideal weight so we can better serve him

My first thought when I started reading this was "Why is he so obsessed with a number.  With the weight.  Not ideal health?" In my mind your body being healthy is much more important than something you read on a scale.  But then I realized he used weight 1) because it made a puny title and 2) because that's what were obsessed with.  The remaining book is about ideal health under the guise of the number.

In general the author makes a lot of good points although sometimes he can be a bit extreme.  For instance anytime he talks about unholy non-God food he uses donuts as the example.  Although I understand that donuts are not healthy I do not think that are the epitome of all that is wrong with this world. 

I  really enjoyed this discussion on first you must learn guidance on picking an orange or a donut.  But I wish he would have discussed further that it can go so much deeper when looking at food and determining if it was raised/produced/etc. in a way that is glorifying God.  This is something my husband and I have been striving for the last few years.  In my opinion God did not want animals suffering in large crowded pins, being sick, forced to eat food they were not intended to and injected with steroids, hormones, etc. so that we can eat dinner for less than $1.00/lb.  God created these creatures, fields, plants, etc. to glorify him.  Man was given the task of tending this not dominating over it and destroying it to suit out purpose.

I also really liked how he kept going back to "don't trust me.  Read your bible and find the truth."  He was very good at always referencing verses in the bible but emphasizing how the reader needed to be engaged in the bible daily so that they could find all the truths, on this subject and everything else, in the Word.

I will say this book has really opened my eyes to a lot of the foods that we eat and don't think about.  I am very glad I read this book and cant wait to dig deeper into the bible to solidify my opinions on a lot of this topics.

Random side note:  There were a few things in the way the author wrote this book that personally annoyed me.  The main culprit was whenever he would talk about "God's way" in the book he always used "God's Weigh."  Minor annoyance but stop referencing the title and use the correct word! 

Note: I did receive a free copy of this book to read and review.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

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