Wellness Wisdom Past and Present
Author Cal Samra introduces us to The Physically Fit Messiah:
Too many people are ailing and dying in church pews, and author Cal Samra is challenging clergy and health professionals to stem the epidemic of obesity, Alzheimer's, and other diseases by respecting the contributions of health reformers of the past and present. Many clergy are unaware of the wisdom of health reformers in churches of all faith traditions in past centuries, as well as
modern health reformers, The author urges them to be concerned about the environmental factors affecting the health of their congregations – nutrition, the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our physical fitness as well as our spiritual fitness.
With the assistance of many health professionals and pastors, the author introduces you to the early Greek Christian physicians, the early Franciscans, John Wesley and the early Methodists, Congregationalist Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ellen White and the Seventh Day Adventists, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, and modern health reformers like George Bernard Shaw.
After a serious illness, the author himself recovered his health when he returned to the natural Mediterranean diet he had been raised on – very similar to the food that Jesus ate.
Really, it is a three-for! There is a fascinating section on the history of people of many different faiths who have suggested that what we eat we become. There is a lot of good advice on living healthier and simpler, plus there are many encouraging anecdotes that are spiritually uplifting.
I give the The Physically Fit Messiah a score of 4.9 of 5 stars! I found only two spelling mistakes, I guess no one is perfect.