About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, January 3, 2020

The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation by Wendy Speake

The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual TransformationABOUT THE BOOK

What would you be willing to give up to experience the presence of God in your life again?

Many of us sign up for a physical detox program, thinking that if our bodies are healthier, then we're healthier. But a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished.

Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us more of himself--the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul's deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you'll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ.

Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.


"The One we worship on Sunday must remain Lord over our lives Monday through Saturday." (p. 30)

Are we using other things to satisfy a longing when God is truly the answer? Are we turning to sugar, other foods, or even worldly distractions to satisfy those longings? The title of this book implies that this book deals totally on a sugar fast but The 40-Day Sugar Fast goes much deeper than that. Yes, sugar and sweets can be an addiction but author Wendy Speake shows us that sugar is just one of many things that we often expect will satisfy. What we really need, however, is a total reliance on Jesus Christ to fulfill our needs.

As you take part in this sugar fast, you will find yourself feeling better physically and stronger spiritually. Speake shares motivational thoughts, Bible scripture, and suggested prayers as she walks us through this 40 day fast and, on page 52, she reminds us that "Each day, as you go to HIm rather than to food, the Spirit of God gives you strength that those empty calories never could!"

So, if you want to become healthier in both body and spirit, you will certainly benefit from reading and following The 40-Day Sugar Fast.

I received a copy of this book from Baker Books and was under no obligation to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Wendy Speake is an actress who appeared on shows such as JAG, Star Trek Voyager, and Roswell, where she discovered a longing to tell stories that edify women. Today she ministers to women through storytelling and biblical life applications. Her first book, Triggers, was released in 2015.

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