We live in a food and body obsessed society. Just surf through the channels on your TV and you'll see that a substantial share of what's offered confirms this. We spend billions of dollars annually feeding, clothing, enhancing and exercising these temporal tabernacles God made for us to survive on planet Earth. And while some legalistically reject this reality as a worldly, senseless, sensual charade, others dive in head first, often succumbing to obsession and addiction. In Reclaim Your Body-Restore Your Soul, Dr. Gaddis sorts through the crisis and examines what the Bible has to say about the subject. Certainly, our requirement for literal nourishment pales in comparison to the spiritual food needed for the soul. Also, as the apostle Paul said, "Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things" (1 Timothy 4:8). And while it's true that "Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7), we're nevertheless commanded to take care of ourselves physically. Since the bodies of Christians are temples of the Holy Spirit, we must honor God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) by taking the best possible care of them. Feast on these pages for the inspiration and encouragement needed to make the spiritual and physical improvements you've deeply desired. There's no better time than now, to Reclaim Your Body-Restore Your Soul. About the author: Todd Gaddis has been a pastor since 1990 and currently serves at First Baptist Church in LaFayette, Georgia. He has written for Focus on the Family, Leadership, Pray, War Cry and numerous LifeWay publications. Before entering the pastorate, he worked in public relations and fundraising for a Christian college and also as a corporate sales representative. His books are: Prophecy 3.0 (2012), Upon This Rock (2011), The Spiritual "It" Factor (2010), Journey to the Center of Love (2009), Reclaim Your Body, Restore Your Soul (2008), Money and More (2007), The Great Curse Reversal (2006), Escape from Wits' End (2005), and The Compliments of Christ (2004).
Reclaim Your Body - Restore Your Soul by Todd Gaddis was published by Guardian Books in June 2008 and is our 56280th best seller. The ISBN for Reclaim Your Body - Restore Your Soul is 9781460000595.