Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Tending the Temple: 365 D... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used, very good condition book. Minor cover wear. No writing in the book! Pages remain in excellent condition. Exactly as pictured. Fast shipping from Amazon's fulfillment warehouse!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions Paperback – August 1, 2011

4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.99
$12.75 $0.04

Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Save up to 40% during Wiley's Summer Savings Event. Learn more.
$16.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions
  • +
  • The Rosary Workout
  • +
  • Fit for Eternal Life
Total price: $45.47
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Kevin Vost, Psy.D. (born 1961) is the author of "Memorize the Faith! (And Most Anything Else): Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters " and " Fit for Eternal Life: A Catholic Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness Within Your Soul " and " St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason". An advocate of the sound mind in a healthy body credo so dear to the classical philosophers, Dr. Vost, psychologist and physical fitness expert, seeks to share with Catholic audiences how we can heed Christ s call to be perfect in mind, body, and soul.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

SKYFIT
On-demand, studio quality fitness classes. Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Bezalel Books (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936453002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936453009
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
63%
4 star
37%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Tending the Temple, 365 days of spiritual and physical devotions
By Kevin Vost, Shane Kapler and Peggy Bowes

I have long believed in a mind/spirit/body connection. As I talk about in my own book (on stress) I feel strongly that a multi-level approach is more advantageous to our well being than one that focuses on only one element of who we are. In Tending the Temple, Kevin Vost (Fit for Eternal Life), Shane Kapler (The God who is Love) and Peggy Bowes (The Rosary Workout), have combined their unique talents to create a devotional that works with this approach.

Kevin's talents as an author and psychologist are put into effective use in these beautiful and inspiring daily devotions. Peggy adds her experience as a fitness instructor and Shane carries with him the experience of walking the walk. Mix it all together and BAM you have a devotional that really packs a strong physical, mental, and spiritual punch.

The daily devotions are easy to read and the exercises at the end of each page are clear and simple to follow. I was thrilled to read the examples of the Saints and enjoyed how the authors intertwined the particular Saint of the day's virtues with practical ideas for our own well-being. I would say that this book is a page turner, but part of the challenge is that it is meant to be read one-day-at-a-time! Personally, I couldn't wait to see what the next day would hold.

As an added bonus, two of my favorite authors, Lisa Mladinich and Theresa Doyle-Nelson also contributed to this book.

I would highly recommend Tending the Temple to anyone seeking to improve their understanding of the Saints, the Catholic Faith and/or wanting to grow in their mental and physical well-being.

Mary Lou Rosien,
RCIA Coordinator, OSV columnist and Author of Managing Stress with the Help of your Catholic Faith and Catholic Family Boot Camp.
2 Comments 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I originally ordered the Kindle version of this book. I thought I would read it from my smart phone everyday, that didn't happen.

Being a personal trainer myself, I was preparing for a women's night out function at a local church and thought it would be great to have a copy of this book on hand for women interested in not only physical fitness but spiritual fitness, so I ordered the book. It was a hit at the function.

I pray as soon as I get up. I have added this book to my daily devotionals. It is my spiritual workout and gets me ready for what I do next, my physical workout.

I love the quotes from scripture and the saints. I often share them on Facebook and with friends to help motivate them both in their spiritual and physical journeys.
1 Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am a big fan of anything that can get people to improve themselves. Finding a balance between your mind, body and soul is crucial in the walk to become the optimum person that God calls us to be. I have added this fantastic devotional to my morning prayer and am much better for it! If you have a hard time getting motivated to eat right and get healthy this book is for you! If you want to learn more about the men and women that have shaped the history of Christendom this book is for you! Combining the wisdom of the spiritually strong with the tenacity of the physically motivated will bring you into the union with Christ that we all crave. Bezalel Books has united Kevin Vost, Peggy Bowes and Shane Kapler to become a dream team of 'how to's' in self-mastery! I highly recommend this amazing work for men, women, and children of all ages!
1 Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I have read a number of daily devotional books by such authors as Oswald Chambers, John Eldredge, and Billy Graham, but there are not that many quality ones written by, or specifically for, Catholics. Of those that are, the only one I have used more than once is In Conversation with God by Francis Fernandez Carvajal, and it is 6 plus pages per day. This one will be reread each day for the next few years, maybe even longer. In the intro, the authors state that each month has a special dedication in the church. They are:

January: Holy Name of Jesus
February: Holy Family
March: St. Joseph
April: Blessed Sacrament
May: Mary
June: Sacred Heart
July: Precious Blood
August: Immaculate Heart of Mary
September: Our Lady of Sorrows
October: Rosary
November: Holy Souls in Purgatory
December: Immaculate Conception

This book is a devotional for body, mind and spirit. Christ stated that he came that we might have life and have it abundantly. I have always believed that God wants us to be whole - of sound body, sound mind and sound spirit. I personally, after 10 years in Campus ministry as a student, volunteer and staff, found that too many people, too many ministries and too many churches only focus on the spirit or spirit and mind, and let the body slide. This book is intended to help bring about a more balanced approach to life.

Each day we have a quote from the bible and/or a Saint of the church, a reflection and an exercise. This book was amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to grown in one of those three areas and especially for those who seek balance in their life. There is much in this book we can apply to our personal life and I know that with each rereading, new things and new practices will come up and as we grow, a deeper level of devotion. Awesome book. Thanks Kevin, Shane and Peggy.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions