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If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch: My Journey of Losing 132 Pounds with No Exercise! Paperback – September 20, 2011
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I have traveled a lot of miles and spent a lot of time with Scott Davis and I have known him as a man who loves Jesus, loves people, and loves, well...food. Now, he is more than 130 pounds thinner and has quite a story to share! --Mark Hall, lead singer and songwriter, Casting Crowns
This book brings the laughs, but it will also inspire you to follow Scott on the same quest: to seek the best God has for you. And that includes a less-flabby life. Now excuse me, I have got to go brush the cobwebs off of my treadmill. --Cory Edwards, writer/director of the major motion picture Hoodwinked
With his sense of humor ever present, this book by Scott Davis is the easiest, most painless weight loss book you will ever digest! --Martha Bolton, author of more than 50 books and Emmy-nominated comedy writer on staff with Bob Hope for 15 years
About the Author
Scott Davis is a comedian, singer and entertainer. While working toward his degree in cross-cultural studies at Liberty University, Scott traveled across the U.S. and to ten foreign countries. His ministry has continued in the U.S. and abroad since his graduation in 1984. He has appeared on videos with Mark Lowry and has written comedy for Mark while under contract with Word Records. For a year, Scott appeared weekly on the national television show, The Mark & Kathy Show, with Mark Lowry and Kathy Troccoli. Along with his weekly appearances, he has been a guest on numerous religious and secular radio and television broadcasts.
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I especially recommend this book for anyone who struggles with weight. It will encourage you and help you see hope where maybe you have none. It's not a weight loss plan and what he used may not be for everybody, but as he says in the book self control is the key for 99.9% of people. You will find some food for thought in here and that will fill you up mentally and spiritually. It will last longer than a cheeseburger and will be better for you. This was free for me on Kindle, but if you are struggling with health issues and are looking at an early death, buy this book and get motivated to rebuild the temple of God. We are called to glorify God with our lives and with our bodies.
I may be mistaken but I believe this book was written simply as Scott Davis's personal experience and that he was not paid to endorse the weight loss center he used. However, he gives such high praise to the center that it might as well have been an advertisement for the center.
That being said, I believe there is still worthwhile information here. It is one person's journey and not necessarily a plan. He shares some pretty detailed information about his plan but it was a personalized plan designed for him. There are some principles included that might be successfully copied, but it's still HIS plan and his success story.
So many excellent and useful points he makes as he chronicles his own experiences. Bless him and his wife Donna for sharing, in perfect candor, what the journey was like.
The only part I disagreed with was the assertion that eating healthier is cheaper and speedier (to prepare) as I have found the opposite to be true. Nevertheless, it cannot be allowed to become an obstacle to good health.
And frankly, even if you don't have a food addiction or weigh too much, Scott is absolutely hilarious. He made me laugh out loud so many times I lost count.
This book is a blessing.
Scott Davis has been over 300 pounds and was completely addicted to food. It got so bad that he had to start dealing with very difficult things. Breathing was an effort and getting anywhere fast became an impossibility. Basically he became uncomfortable in his body and wanted to lose the weight forever.
This book details his struggles and gives hope to the reader. If Scott could change his lifestyle then anyone can. However he had to come face to face with his gluttony. This is difficult for most people to admit and a lot of Christians don't realize they are sinning when they eat too much.
The key to success with Scott Davis' situation was first realizing he had a problem with gluttony and then committing fully to overcoming it. This book is as much about a spiritual journey as it is about food addiction.
The way Scott lost weight was by following a QWLCA diet. It sounds to me like a healthy way to eat. While the weight loss is serious there are many moments of levity throughout the book. I guarantee you'll laugh and learn a lot.
~The Rebecca Review