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Fasting The Ancient Practices

By Scot McKnight, Phyllis Tickle
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.88 Stars

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On 1/11 Brian Ayers wrote: Is the practice of faith centered solely on the spirit? Is the body an enemy, or can it actually play a role in our pursuit of God? In this installation of the "Ancient Practices Series," Dr. Scot McKnight reconnects the spiritual and the physical through the discipline of fasting. The act of fasting, ... An insightful explanation of the Christian's practice of Fasting

Brian's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/26 Timothy Founds wrote: In his book Fasting, Scot McKnight addresses what is means to approach fasting from a biblical perspective. He argues that fasting is best understood as a response, and not as some tool. He describes it in terms of an equation/sequence that must be followed. It begins with (A) a grievous sacred moment, ... Fasting by Scot McKnight

Timothy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/14 lilacandivy wrote: "They were hungry enough for God's leading that they wanted to say it with the hunger of their bodies and not just the hunger of their hearts." -John Piper, as quoted in "Fasting: the Ancient Practices" For my second book from the BookSneeze program (where you get a book free as long as you agree ... Good cover of the subject, but could get repetitive

lilacandivy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/5 FrenchKevin wrote:      Fasting, by Scot McKnight, is a book that every preacher should read before tackling the topic of fasting. Fasting, as McKnight explains is a discipline that has been misrepresented and abused for hundreds of years. People have traditionally seen fasting as a means to an end ... Book Review 3: Fasting by: Scot McKnight

FrenchKevin's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/1 Anna Snyder wrote: “Fasting” by Scot McKnight and Phyllis Tickle is a part of the Ancient Practices series, examining ways in which the ancient practices can be a part of our lives today. I was eager to read this book as my own misunderstanding and skepticism of fasting has always made me feel uneasy. While this book ... “Fasting” by Scot McKnight and Phyllis Tickle

Anna's Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/1 Kendall Ventura wrote: I recently read a complimentary book provided to me by Book Sneeze called "Fasting" by Scot McKnight.  (Although the book is complimentary, my opinions are 100% my own, and I was not paid for my review.)"Fasting" is about biblical fasting - what it is, what it is not, what it it entails, ... Book Review: "Fasting" by Scot McKnight

Kendall Ventura's Rating:

3 Stars

On 9/30 Michael Raburn wrote: Scot McKnight has provided something evangelical churches in America very much need right now - solid teaching based on careful research regarding the practice of fasting. After years of neglect, it is encouraging to see fasting making something of a comeback in American church life. For too long it ... A good study on a needed practice

Michael's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/14 Graham Chastney wrote: My church experience is primarily nonconformist, by which I mean that we weren’t big on liturgy or creed, pilgrimage or fasting. I have, however, always been intrigued by the ancient practices of the church and the spiritual disciplines that lie behind them. It was with this in mind that I started ... A great book to make you ponder

Graham Chastney's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/7 Gloria Mabry wrote: While I'd love to provide an in-depth review of this book, I cannot. I never made it past the third chapter because the book itself was very boring. The writing style and contents of Fasting: The Ancient Practices, by Scot McKnight and Phillis Tickle are... lacking. When I read others' reviews, I ... Eh

Gloria's Rating:

2 Stars

On 7/28 Gaudium Veritate wrote: Scot McKnight's book "Fasting" is one of the eight books in The Ancient Practices Series edited by Phyllis Tickle. This book discusses the discipline of fasting, its history, motivations for fasting, and types of fasting. Fasting is described as a three part process, an A-B-C response": "A" is described ... Fasting

Gaudium Veritate's Rating:

3 Stars