Small Changes – Reading Recommendations

Get Healthy, for Heaven’s Sake: 7 Steps to Living Strong, Loving God, and Serving Others by Lisa Morrone, P.T. -This is one of the flag ship books for our study. The book provides details on “God’s Plans for Your Good Health,” as well as gives tips on “Components of Enduring Health.” Finally, it provides encouragement on how to “live long and serve strong” in retirement “Moses’ Style” in the final section “Built to Last.”

Health Care You Can Live With: Discover Wholeness in Body and Spirit by Dr. Scott Morris – This is a great read for those truly wanting to “discover wholeness in body and spirit” and is also one of our flag ship books for this study. This book can be read front to back, or you can pick and choose topics of interest from the table of contents. In this book, Dr. Morris focuses on “showing that healing – both physical and spiritual – is a key aspect of the Christian faith.” The book “provides an understandable framework for wellness” as well as provides a glimpse at why our current healthcare system is failing us. 

Small Change: It’s the Little Things in Life That Make a Big Difference!
by Susan & Larry Terkel – This little book is chocked full of suggestions for small changes in every area of life. Great to pick up and read once in a while to get ideas on how to continue implementing positive, small changes in one’s life.

Comfortable in Your Own Skin: Making Peace with Your Body Image (Focus on the Family Books)  by Dr. Deborah Newman – This is a Bible study that focuses on helping women make peace with their body image. This book will help align your thinking with God’s perspective and help you realize that growing closer to Him “naturally creates a desire to care for the body He gave you.”

Jump Off the Hormone Swing: Fly Through the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Symptoms of PMS and Peri-Menopause by Lorraine Pintus – Never would I have imagined there could be a book that helped women understand their hormonal challenges, but this book does just that. Pintus has humor as well as a solid biblical foundation in this study, and I highly recommend it to any woman, especially if the symptoms of PMS and perimenopause are causing you great struggle.

Spent:: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again by Frank Lipman, M.D. – If you feel exhausted and truly want to feel great again, this book provides a solid plan for doing just that. With the approach of restorative health, this devotional-style book (though it’s not a devotional) provides daily tips for making small changes to improve your health. You don’t have to incorporate all the changes, but even doing just some of them will make a tremendous difference.

MicroMiracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes
by Ellen W. Cutler – Though I have not read this book front to back, I have read through it enough to know that it contains good information. Plus, I have experienced the difference enzymes can make personally. “Unlike conventional medications, which only mask symptoms, enzyme supplements work at the cellular level to repair and prevent the damage that’s responsible for a host of health problems.”

What the Bible Says About Healthy Living: 3 Principles that Will Change Your Diet and Improve Your Health by Rex Russell, M.D. – Yet another biblically-based book by a medical doctor. This book provides a diet plan taken from the Bible. Russell strives to help you improve your physical and spiritual health.

The Maker’s Diet: The 40-day health experience that will change your life forever
by Jordan Rubin – Jordan Rubin writes and teaches from experience. He was stricken with an “incurable illness” and now lives in “vibrant health” that he credits to an enduring faith in God and a biblically based health program. This book provides a truly holistic approach to health,

The Seven Pillars of Health by Don Colbert, M.D. – Provides a 50-day journey for making healthy dietary and lifestyle choices and thus “reduce your risk of developing heart disease by over 80 percent and reduce your risk of cancer by 60 percent or greater.” This book taught me a lot, and it’s all done with BIBLICAL TRUTHS. We will refer to this book more than once during this summer Bible study.

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, Revised Edition: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power by Andrew Weil, M.D. – This book has been around a while, and Dr. Weil is pretty well-know. He is truly a pioneer in the area of restorative and natural healing. Dr. Weil’s information (in this book or any of his other books) provides a “proven program for taking full advantage of your body’s natural healing power.”

The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health by William G. Crook, M.D. – While not a particularly easy read and not only most people would want to read front to back, this is a terrific resource when you realize how huge of an impact yeast has on MOST women’s lives. Yeast can impact an woman’s overall health and not in the form most women usually expect. “Have you tried low-fat, low-carb and every other diet imaginable, yet gotten nowhere? Do you crave sugar, carbohydrates and alcohol? Do you have belly fat you just can’t get rid of?”  If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, seriously consider investigating the impact yeast may be having on your body systems, especially your digestive system.

Balanced Living (First Place 4 Health Bible Study Series) by First Place 4 Health – This book was considered as one of the main books for this summer study, but it was decided against mainly because it is a more intense study than we wanted for our group. Also, it focuses on face-to-face group meetings, which we are not doing. However, it has a ton of good information for “helping you recognize areas of your life that may be out of balance.” In addition to being a 12-week Bible study, this book provides weekly trackers to document your progress, Scripture memory cards, a coordinating Scripture memory music CD and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery list, recipes and detailed nutrition information.

If God Is in Control, Why Do I Have a Headache?: Bible Lessons for a Woman’s Total Health by Debbie Taylor Williams – Providing a six-week study on “Bible lessons for a Woman’s Total Health,” this book almost made the cut for being one of the main resources for our summer study. While the two books chosen contained more on our areas of focus, this book looks like a great study for indiviuals or a group by focusing on famous women of the Bible.


4 thoughts on “Small Changes – Reading Recommendations

  1. Not like I need anymore ideas for posts (still have too many drafts that are not yet completed), but this is nonetheless and awesome post and a great resource for any blogger.I wish I would have thought of this idea

    • I too have lots of ideas started that call for my attention. I also read posts often that I wish I would have thought of. I guess that’s just the way blogging works. My point being that I understand what you’re saying.

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