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This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
how to become a writer
A Book I can Highly Recommend
BODY & SOUL
Walking with God to total health
by Jim Maxwell
Published by New Hope, 2000, 163pages ISBN: 1563094533
Jim Maxwell brings together the spiritual discipline of walking with God and the desire for
physical fitness in walking and shows how these can be done together at the same time.
(Reprinted by Permission from Provident Bookfinder)
He writes to those who know they ought to, but so far have not been able to discipline themselves
to do it regularly, or else, made starts and because they didn't plan well, or walk right, gave up.
Very thoroughly, step by step, Maxwell shows first the need and value of taking walks to pray and
meditate on Scripture. Then he brings in the perspective of those who want to lose weight or improve
Several chapters are given to determining when and where to walk, how to prepare by calculating the
calories you need to burn and a practical time frame, learning to dress and walk correctly so you
don't give yourself real back problems, and how to plan a devotional schedule of verses to take
along, complete with simple note-taking methods. Re-producible charts and Walking with God cards are
included at the end.
I've often felt guilty about not walking, but now I feel eager to do so. (I just need to re-organize
my schedule in time for the milder temperatures which I like to think are around the corner).
Although it's a great manual for those who want to combine devotional times with healthy walking,
Maxwell spends time pointing out that walking with others is a good way to get to know them better,
and to build friendships. A number of widows in our small town, I've observed, walk together daily.
Maybe it isn't so unique to them after all. But if I stop to think, any time I've walked with
someone, we've chatted quite intimately the whole time.
This book on walking will bless both your soul and your body.
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