Faith and Fitness: Diet and Exercise for a Better World
- Tom P. Hafer
- 2007 20 Sep
Augsburg, 2007, 143 pp., $14.99, augsburgfortress.com
Tom Hafer’s book is not a typical fitness plan. It shows that Christians may be more motivated to take care of their bodies if they have a deeper connection to Christ and His community. Hafer uses Bible passages and stories from his background in both theology and physical therapy.
It is geared more toward adults, especially those who struggle with diet issues. At times, the facts become a little overwhelming; however, it demonstrates Hafer’s knowledge of the subject.
Hafer encourages discussions with chapter questions like: “How am I better able to fulfill Jesus’ command to care for those in need if I am well and at peace?”
His experience with older patients leads to a more humanistic element, enabling readers to relate his concepts to daily life.
Review by: Amy Winter