I was that man on the couch, and at my largest I weighed 455 pounds. When I finally got moving and lost more than 200 pounds, it transformed me on the outside and, even more, so on the inside. Get Off the Couch
will give you a clear plan of action that will work for you. Steve shows you how to change your life both physically and spiritually. Ken Andrews
Co-founder, RetroFit Ministries, Contestant, The Biggest Loser
If you struggle with your weight or have health-related issues, or know someone who does, this is the book for you! Pastor Steve has written a uniquely practical and scripturally sound tool to help you take care of the body God has given you. As a man who has walked the talk, Steve has packed this book with lots of encouragement and great manly advice to win the battle.
Chairman, Foundation for Manhood, Director, Washington Area Coalition of Men’s Ministries
The dictionary defines “movement” as “an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.” I placed the emphasis on the last part because if you don’t get off the couch and get moving, you could end up with the coroner “moving” you! We need each other, and Steve does an excellent job of providing a plan that will help you get moving on your own and become a healthier you!
Comedian and Author, If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch
Steve Reynolds has been an inspiration in the pulpit for many years as he has shared the truth of the gospel. Now, Steve is an inspiration at the refrigerator and the couch as he guides us in maintaining healthy lifestyles. There is no question that one of the most difficult things to do is eat healthy and exercise. Steve, through his own life experience, gives us great wisdom as to how we can make this a priority. . . and a reality in our own lives. Read this book—your health depends on it.
Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church
If I knew nothing else about Get Off the Couch than the fact it was written by a Bible-based pastor, I would read it. Barring any medical reasons, you gaining weight is a spiritual battle, and food may be your idol. What better fitness trainer than a pastor who knows how to apply God’s Word to your health. Steve Reynolds is a modern-day apostle Paul—armed and dangerous!
Ihab John Ibrahim
Steve Reynolds has a passion for men to lose weight, get fit and be all they can be. Women will flock to buy this book for the man they love, and men are going to appreciate Steve’s no-nonsense approach to health and total wellness.
National Director, First Place 4 Health, Author, Live Life Right Here, Right Now
I’ve known Steve since the 1970s, when we were football teammates at Liberty University. As a running back, I depended on Steve to open big holes for me—and he was big enough to open gaping holes! Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of training more than 1,300 NFL players and some of the greatest athletes in the NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, PGA and in professional tennis, and I stress to my pros that total fitness means being physically, mentally and spiritually fit. No matter what your current level of fitness, Get Off the Couch will motivate you to get up and move! We all need to be the most fit Kingdom players possible.
Author, Football Training Like the Pros
I believe you must be able to lead yourself before you can properly lead others. One area of importance is physical fitness. If you do not get adequate exercise, eat the right fuel, and get enough sleep, you limit your effectiveness. Get Off the Couch shows how to experience personal renewal and maximize your energy. Steve Reynolds lays out a clear plan for getting the most out of your body and making the greatest impact for God.
Lead Pastor, Lake Pointe Church, Author, Tribal Church
Being an NFL agent, most people think I spend a lot of time on the couch watching sports. It is true I love sports and closely follow it, but I still make time for regular exercise. Get Off the Couch is my kind of book, and I highly recommend it. It shows men how to spend time in their man cave watching some sports and still take care of their health. So, let’s get off the couch!
Robert B. Walker
President and CEO, Unlimited Success Sports Management, Inc.
About the Author
Steve Reynolds | Washington, DC
Steve Reynolds, America’s “Anti-Fat Pastor,” has served as the senior pastor of Capital Baptist Church in suburban Washington, DC since 1982. He is the author of Bod4God and the creator of the Losing to Live weight loss competition. His story of dramatic weight loss and the way he did it has been featured on local, national, and international media, including The View and Saturday Night Live. Steve is a graduate of Liberty University and Theological Seminary.