Monday, December 18, 2017

Nourish by Katie Farrell

This is a good book for those who want to have a body that gives honor to God. Perhaps dieting has been a frustration. Maybe we wonder if there is any hope.

I like that Farrell has drawn our attention to the relationship between our spirituality and our body. She encourages us to develop an intimate relationship with God, allowing Him to change our hearts. She encourages us to recognize God's presence when we eat. She also writes about surrendering, praying for wisdom, responding to our emotions, finding freedom, being healthy from the inside out, and more.

In addition to spiritual encouragement, Farrell gives information on food and suggests what she calls clean eating. She encourages us to reduce our intake of processed foods. She provides recipes too.

She tells us her story, including her own battle with an eating disorder. She had a life changing experience when she was confronted by her sisters. That began her journey to understand how to have a healthy body. She helps readers on that journey too, such as adding a Scripture reflection, reflection questions, and a prayer at the end of each chapter.

I recommend this book to those who want to understand how important their relationship to God is when it comes to having a right attitude toward food and one's body. Farrell has given me much to think about and work on. She has also given me a good strategy and plan for working toward glorifying God in my eating and physical condition.

You can find out more about Farrell and what she offers toward healthy eating at

Food for thought: “When we make the choice to run to God instead of food, He will meet our needs and satisfy our souls in a way that only He can.” (119)

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Katie Farrell worked as a registered nurse, providing health and nutrition education to her community. She is the owner and founder of Dashing Dish, Inc., a web based nutrition business dealing with meal planning, life skills, and nutritional counseling. You can find out more at

FaithWords, 208 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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