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If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch: My Journey of Losing 132 Pounds with No Exercise | [Scott Davis, Tim Luke, Mark Lowry (foreword)]

If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch: My Journey of Losing 132 Pounds with No Exercise

Spiced with his trademark comedy and self-deprecating humor, Scott Davis serves up a dose of reality about the correlation between the state of our hearts and the location of our waistline. Scott explores the spiritual depths and practical steps to losing significant weight and shows how you can adopt a healthy lifestyle too. Foreword by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry.
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Publisher's Summary

If there is one thing that is guaranteed, it is that you will bust a gut reading comedian Scott Davis' hilarious, yet poignant, story about how he lost 132 pounds without any exercise. Spiced with his trademark comedy and self-deprecating humor, Scott serves up a dose of reality about the correlation between the state of our hearts and the location of our waistline.

Scott explores the spiritual depths and practical steps to losing significant weight and shows how you can adopt a healthy lifestyle too. Whether you need to lose 150 pounds or five pounds, this hilarious memoir will not only make you laugh but will also equip you for your own journey to a happier and healthier you.

Foreword by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry.

©2011 eChristian, Inc. (P)2011 eChristian, Inc.

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    Jennifer Tulsa, OK, United States 12-31-11
    Jennifer Tulsa, OK, United States 12-31-11 Member Since 2006
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I thought I'd get diet information, and an inspiring story, interspersed with humor. Basically, he decided to go on a diet and did. And to top it off, it's not that funny.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is from more of a religious / church-going viewpoint than indicated in the description. Based on the title, I thought he'd be dealing with the subject with tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. You'd have to be pretty immersed in the church / evangelistic culture to get some of his jokes. Definitely not a good read for someone with more moderate religious beliefs. The evangelical speak gets in the way of the story, which was supposed to be: My Journey of Losing 132 Pounds with No Exercise.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Manly, NSW, Australia 09-18-11
    Colin Manly, NSW, Australia 09-18-11 Member Since 2003

    Live in Sydney, Australia. South African heritage. Love audio books. Constant company on my non-stop business travels.

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    "This is not a book but an extended pamphlet."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Fundamentalist Christians who believe god and the devil rule everything


    Has If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely. There is no place in the Audible catalogue for these proselytizing diatribes - it's not literature or falls into entertainment genres.


    Did Scott Davis do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He read his own words with conviction and understands rhythm and tempo.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyed at the fundamentalist rhetoric whilst advertising a diet management business despite no claims of benefit for his endorsement. As a diet book it suggests eat less, eat healthy foods and take responsibility for planning your daily diet. Astounding insights.


    Any additional comments?

    These sort of 'books' should not be part of the Audible offering. Would you offer books advocating racism, sexism or prejudice?

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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