Why we need to get back to fasting.

Madonna Dolin

5 Stars

December 1, 2014

I think that fasting is something that has fallen out of favor with today's church. When I first got saved 26 years ago, I can remember the churches having fasts when it was time for revival or just when a need to get closer to the Lord was felt. I honestly can't think of a time in the past 6 years when I have heard of any pastor of any church I have attended has mentioned fasting. I think this is why we are lacking power in our churches, our lives and our testimonies today.  Jesus mentioned fasting as a way to be more powerful when His disciples asked why they hadn't been able to cast out a demon. I think we need to start practicing more self sacrifice in order to see growth.

I liked this book and how it helped put fasting and the need to fast into practical terms for today. I think if we started following the 21 day fast recommended in this book that we will grow closer to God and become more powerful, spiritually.  I recommend this book for everyone who calls them self a Christian. The plan is well laid out and easy to follow. I would love to see my church put this into practice as a whole when we are approaching a revival season.