Kim Dolan Leto wrote F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation to help give women, who struggle with their weight and fitness, a roadmap on how to be transformed from the inside out by applying God’s principles for living and by making healthy choices by His strength.
I was approached by the folks at the Fedd Agency who asked if I’d be interested in receiving a review copy of Dolan’s book. In return for a complimentary copy of the book, this review is being written.
Many wellness-related books that I’ve read, written by authors who are professing Christians, sprinkle in verses here and there to cite what the Bible says about a topic they are writing about. There is not too much depth to the faith piece of their writing and so those books are lacking in that area.
This is not such a book about fitness and health. Dolan integrates biblical truths and scripture throughout the book. Perhaps more meaningful is the fact that she writes from a personal perspective in that her life has been transformed by God, and so she’s able to share how her relationship with God has helped change her life. And she uses relevant scripture in an effort to share God’s truths with the reader.
In the introduction of the book, she writes the following:
The goal of the Faith Inspired Transformation is to help women like you and me bring our bodies under control and change our mindsets from temporary dieting to understanding good health as a godly lifestyle.
To help the reader, Dolan shares 10 main points – or steps – on what it takes to experience life-changing transformation. They are all very relevant to losing weight and to becoming more fit.
I find it helpful to share a few quotes from books I review, so I’ll do that next.
“I started praying to God to intervene in the raging battle over my weight. I didn’t want to have any idols in my life, and I especially didn’t want my own body to be one. Turning to Him was my last resort, but it should have been the first place I went.”
“Growing closer to God is an even greater reward that maintaining a certain weight.”
“I want to help you redefine yourself as fearfully and wonderfully made woman of God… You and I are so much more than our bodies and this transformational journey is about more than going down a jean size or two.”
“I challenge you to reevaluate how you spend your time and to look for ways to build an hour back into your days.”
“Where are we going to get the energy and endurance we need to carry out our God-given purposes if we’re overweight and out of shape?”
One thing I really like about her book is that it incorporates a biblical view of health along with very practical and medically-sound fitness and nutrition principles.
I also like how Dolan includes opportunities for reflection at the end of each of the 10 steps. In this regard, I think that her book would make an excellent book study for a small group of women who desire to get into better shape or to lose weight.
This book will indeed help you shift your focus to what the world says to what the Word of God says. I highly recommend reading it if you’re a woman who’s motivated to get in shape!
I have one extra copy of this book, and would like to give it away free. If you’d like this free copy of F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation, simply make a comment below. I’ll randomly select one person after one week.