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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Charisma House (December 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599792583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599792583
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Access the Power of Biblical Fasting and Transform Your Life!

When you fast, your spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and amazingly sensitive to the things of God. Once you've experienced even a glimpse of this and the countless rewards and blessings that follow, it changes your entire perspective.

Jentezen Franklin gives you the keys to experiencing this kind of transformation in Fasting, one of the best and most comprehensive books available on the topic. Discover everything you need to know to unlock the power of biblical fasting, including:

· The types of fasts described in the Bible and how to choose which is right for you
· The connection between fasting and prayer
· The essential components of a successful fast
· What to expect physically, mentally, and spiritually

Experience for yourself the deeper, stronger relationship with God that only comes through prayer and fasting.

About the Author

Jentezen Franklin is the pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia; Gwinnett, Georgia; and Orange County, California. Franklin is a popular conference speaker, and his nationally televised program, Kingdom Connection, is seen weekly on national and international networks. He has written several books, including Believe That You Can, Fear Fighters, and The Spirit of Python. He and his wife, Cherise, have five wonderful children.  



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The book is a very easy read.
Lovingly, Mom
I finished this book in 2 days and couldn't wait to start my fast based on all I had read!
Tom R. Lantz
I did and IT CHANGED MY LIFE You want God's Will in your life..
Peace Like a River

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101 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Seven Words on January 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to get this book. Jentezen Franklin has taken biblical truths about Fasting and broken them down in a way that anyone and everyone can relate to. You will also read about others who have fasted and the supernatural miracles and blessings that came as a result of their fasting and prayer. After reading this book, you will see fasting in a whole new light and be challenged and feel strongly encouraged to make it a part of your lifestyle rather than just a annual or rare practice.
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92 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Mark A Oliver on February 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book was recommended by a friend whom I respect. After reading it however, I find I cannot recommend it to others. Mr Franklin touches on all of the import factors relating to fasting but he does so in a rather random, haphazard way. For example he states what I would think is the major premise of the book 79 pages into the book. "We can become over nourished on hefty diet of church programs and activities, religious structures and traditions of men, and yet be severely undernourished when it comes to the deeper things of God." It's not until page 163 that he ties fasting to the 'deeper things of God' when he says "... the true cry of your heart becomes:"More of you God and less of me."" The deeper things of God are peppered throughout the book but they take a back seat to the more pronounced theme of the book.

The point that Mr Franklin makes overwhelmingly is that fasting can break down the doors of heaven giving us access to its booty/bounty. Fasting in this book appears as a revised prosperity gospel. Many of the testimonies are of financial gain or other outward needs being met,overshadowing the deeper things of God that Mr Franklin does touch upon. I would have thought that the topic of fasting would have been covered in depth in a 75 to 100 page booklet so when I began this 237 page book I was surprised to find so few and such generic testimonies. I would have rather read several chapter long stories of changed lives than the short anonymous blurbs about temporal successes. As I said the deeper things of God are to be found in this volume. They are just lost in a sea of prosperity.

My main criticism of Mr Franklin however is his misuse of Scripture. Some of his quotations were ambiguous but some were just wrong. The Daniel Fast is an example of ambiguity.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. Bennett on March 11, 2008
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This book is awesome! Pastor Franklin presents the material on fasting in such a clear and precise manner. I decided that I needed to again incorporate fasting with prayer for some strongholds in our music ministry that I knew could only be broken through fasting coupled with prayer. I ordered a copy and folks were so moved by my enthusiasm that I order a dozen more. Those went quickly and I ordered 10 more. The reports have been phenomenal. People who are reading it and seeing results from their fasting are sharing with others who now want to read it and fast also. Some people are seasoned Christians like myself who are familiar with fasting and others knew nothing about it. We are all being blessed beyond measure. I recommend this book highly.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mary Russell on February 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have read many books on fasting and prayer, but this book is by far the most comprehensive and informative of them all. Brother Franklin writes as he teaches: with insight, with practicality and with simplicity. He writes from his own experience with fasting and his own in-depth study of God's word. I believe that God has chosen him to help restore the discipline of fasting to the church today.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K.J.T on February 9, 2008
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This is one of the best books I've ever read on Fasting. I learned the significance of a 1 day, 3day, 21 day and 40 day fast, and how to make any of them effective. The book ignited such a passion and hunger for God, that I then purchased Jentezen's Fasting CD and prayer journel -- WOW, what a power pak! At the end of my 21 day fast I was so amazed with how God had opened my eyes to things going on in the kingdom (much like he did for Daniel after his 21 day fast), till I decided to continue on into a 40 day fast. I'm already seeing breakthrough not only in my life but in the life of my children. Thank God for His word, his annointing, and his servants, such as Jentezen Franklin!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Paula D. Hinton on February 17, 2008
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Fasting as a spiritual discipline had always seemed like a good idea, but I had felt it was impossible for me. I began viewing the author's telecasts, and found him to be a very solid theologian. After hearing about fasting at Freedom Chapel in 2007, I decided in 2008 to try it. I bought "Fasting" and read it, as I continued to view Franklin's telecasts, and found the book and his message very "palatable". Reading the book convinced me that I could fast, and I am now in my 5th week of a fast which will continue to the end of Lent. Hallelujah!
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Stephenson on February 25, 2008
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After watching Jentezen Franklin on television talking about his church's 21 day fast and and how God responds to your needs & prayers faster, I was all the more intrigued to buy this book as soon as posible. I just happened to be on a fast when I heard him speak about his book on fasting and knew it had all the answers I needed to encourage me with my commitment to God. All I can say is WOW, AWESOME, INSIGHTFULL, EYE OPENING! This book is a must buy for those who want to be extreme enough to seek God with sacrifice and look forward to great changes in your life!
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