The journey to a real food lifestyle can definitely be overwhelming when you first get started. (Heck, sometimes it’s still overwhelming, even if you’ve been doing it for years!)
I’m always up for furthering my learning or trying new resources. So when I received a copy of the Treasures of Healthy Living Bible Study to review, my curiosity was piqued.
(Disclaimer: I realize that not all of my readers are of the same faith and beliefs as me. However, please respect my right to post about my faith on my blog. The Bible is my final authority on life, therefore, I found great value in this study. If you don’t agree, then feel free to skip this post and giveaway. Any rude comments left here will be immediately deleted.)
I’ve done many different Bible studies over the years, but this one fascinated me since it involved not only my interest in Scripture, but also my love of food. (Healthy, wholesome food, to be exact!)
This study was originally designed to accompany the Healthy Treasures Cookbook, both from Designed Healthy Living. However, I found it sufficient all on it’s own (although I definitely plan on getting the cookbook someday soon!).
Treasures of Healthy Living is a 12-week workbook by Annette Reeder and Dr. Richard Couey that takes you on a tour of the Bible- real foodie style. (‘Meet’ Annette below in this fun farmer’s market video!)
Each week is highlights a different theme such as Sweets, Grains, Beverages, Fasting, or Environment & Toxins. You’ll work through 5 days of study each week as the authors point you to corresponding scripture that relate to each topic and give a clear picture of what the Bible has to say about each area. It was fascinating to me to find all the references to the many different foods in scripture. God mentions food a lot more than we might think!
Weaved among the scriptures each week are practical tips, facts and figures relating to health and disease, recipes, and more. I’ve been researching real food for a while now, so many of the core concepts were familiar to me. However, I still learned a ton from working through this book!
I have to say that I didn’t agree with every single concept that was mentioned (for example– I’m still personally debating the pros and cons of eating pork…), but I felt that this study was an incredibly well-rounded approach to both food and scripture, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
And… One lucky Prairie Homestead reader will win a copy of this book! (Thanks to author Annette Reeder for sponsoring this giveaway!)
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