David Bush is a voice crying out in the ‘Wilderness of the Unwell’ saying, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!” This 30-day, Scripture-laden devotional has the substance to create a paradigm shift which will enable you to align your heart and mind with the heart and mind of Jesus. David’s guidance will lead you to truly grasp the importance of the stewardship of your body, so you will be able to fully love God with all your heart, mind, soul and STRENGTH!
Many Christians do not have a clear understanding of how the gospel impacts their pursuit of physical fitness. This book fills the gap—and does an excellent job. There are no superficial, forced, or artificial connections to the gospel here. It is filled with real, helpful, and profound insights on how the gospel should shape and relate to this crucial aspect of our lives.
"God both created us, and then bought us back at the infinite cost of his own Son. He is for the body, and the body is for him. Give David Bush 30 days, just a few minutes each day, to apply Christian theology, in many of its glories, to your perspective, care, and concerns about your body. This is a vital project and pursuit in any age, and especially our day."
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David is a singer, songwriter and worship pastor whose music has been heard in concerts and on radio across North America. While he has recorded four projects of original material, Fit For The King: Your Health and God's Purpose for Your Life is David's first book. In addition to his musical pursuits, David is developing health, fitness and nutrition classes as well as seminars and conferences.
The Body Gospel:
30 DAYS OF GOSPEL TRUTH THAT WILL TRANSFORM
YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT
Despite more tools and resources to assist us in our pursuit of wellness than have ever existed, the health and fitness of Americans continues to decline, with the Church leading the way in unhealthy behaviors. What accounts for this? Pastor and Author David Bush follows up his previously published book, Fit For The King, with a 30-day devotional that gets to the root of our problem - a misunderstanding or misapplication of the gospel. This book starts where all change must begin - with our minds and our hearts - by leading the reader through a daily re-examination of the relationship between our physical bodies and the development of gospel-centered motives for change. The Christian in need of physical transformation must first address his or her motive for change, then pursue a health journey that is guided by the grace and truth of the gospel! Before you try another fitness class or take the latest diet craze for a test drive, spend 30 days gaining God's perspective of your body, your motives, and your pursuit of better health!
Executive Editor, DesiringGod.com
Pastor, Cities Church, Minneapolis
Author, Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines
Director of Career Development, The King's College NYC
Author, What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
P.T. and Author of Get Healthy for Heaven's Sake
David Bush's The Body Gospel challenges every follower of Christ to examine their motivations, habits and physical disciplines in light of the truth of God's Word. Be forewarned: if followed for 30 days, it will force you to grapple with a significant number of uncomfortable issues.
J. Paul Nyquist
Vice President of Discipleship
College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX