adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $20.52

Buy for $20.52

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Few pastors or Christian writers have dared to approach the subject of how proper eating and an active lifestyle can affect how we serve God. Author Gary Thomas does just that. And he reaches all the way back to the apostle Paul, who wrote that we need to prime our bodies to become, "an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work."

To illustrate the body/soul correlation, Thomas presents engaging and diverse stories that include a young mom who got fit through volleyball and reaped spiritual rewards in her marriage, a 300-pound pastor who realized his obesity was eroding his ministry impact, and a woman who gained the spiritual strength to survive a contentious divorce by training for a marathon. In every instance, Thomas makes a direct connection between the physical challenge and its spiritual consequence.This book is a must read for anyone seeking new and compelling motivation for strengthening their bodies and fortifying their souls.

©2011 Gary Thomas (P)2011 Zondervan

More from the same

What listeners say about Every Body Matters

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    105
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    92
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    92
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow, what a challenge! Thank you.

This book is awesome! It made me take a good hard look at myself and see that I can't give up, I can't just accept where I am. I can be healthy and honor God and finish the work He has called me to do. Thank you!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Necessary Truth...

Loved it. It made me think and also confirmed a lot of what I already felt.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

a stretch

excellent points and a great challenge to think differently about physical health, but it may have been a stretch to make some of the scripture fit the narrative. Even so, I will listen to it again because I need to change my thinking about food and fitness.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Priceless

Yes. Yes. Yes.

I’ve struggled with my body image and weight my whole life. As a 20-something female that’s not too long. But, I’ve seen the destruction thinking wrongly about exercise and food has left in my parent’s life and I yearn to walk a different path.

This book has allowed me to view my physical body through the lens I should have been all along- the Gospel.

#PreparedToDoAnyGoodWork

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a well written book

This book will inspire you! Well worth the read! the author challenges us to endurance for the purpose of honoring the One who made us; all of us... body soul and mind.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing

I needed to hear this ! I will be listening to this book again. It’s that good ! The information inside of this book is very important.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

A Very Needed Message!

Gary gives a very balanced message to Christians. I've believed that as representatives of Jesus, our lives should be examples of peace, balance and health, in every aspect of life. The use of scripture throughout the book was appreciated and motivational. This motivation encompasses all areas of our earthly journeys to honor God, not limited to our physical bodies.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great read for the true motivation for fitness

The true motivation of physical fitness is to better equipped us to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. This book also gives some great spiritually practical outcomes of being healthy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing!

Just finished listening to this and I'm about to push play again. So very encouraging, convicting, and inspiring!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Encouragement for Self Discipline

This book is enthusiastic encouragement for Christians facing the daily discipline of maintaining their physical body. The last quarter ties this disciplined physical effort to spiritual humility and holiness. It's not a how-to book, it's a why-to exhortation.
Enjoyable listen, recommended.