Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Baab (Lynne M.).
Publication Dates: 2006.
Publisher(s): IVP Books.
Subject(s): Fasting - Religious aspects and Religious.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 5055 .B33 2006
  • Summary:

    Fasting is an ancient, often misunderstood practice of the church. Lynne Baab explores fasting as an experience of freedom by looking beyond our appetites what we eat, how we entertain ourselves, what we surround ourselves with to get a better view of ourselves and our God.


    ‘Lynne Baab takes a very insightful and helpful look at the often neglected spiritual practice of fasting. Her suggestions about fasting other than from food are particularly relevant for our culture today. As a physician I also appreciated her practical and helpful tips on how to fast from food. This is an important book for anyone wanting to become more intimate with God.’ Christine Sine, M.D., executive director, Mustard Seed Associates

    ‘As someone who has struggled with slavery to my appetites and desires, and who seeks a life free of them, Fasting was a life-giving breath of fresh air . . . Lynne Baab has created a book that can help us explore our appetites, discover the history behind the fast, and learn how to abstain and seek God.’ Renee Altson, author of Stumbling Toward Faith

    Features and Benefits

    • Provides insights from fasting experiences of diverse people.
    • Surveys fasting in the Bible and church history.
    • Offers cautions and alternatives for people with special dietary concerns.