In The Jesus Diet: How the Holy Spirit Coached Me to a 50-Pound Weight Loss, Author/Poet Robin Merrill shares her weight loss experiences through 30 Bible devotions designed to inspire others to join her on her journey toward improved spiritual, and physical, health.
The Jesus Diet is an excellent source of daily inspiration for anyone who is overweight or who simply wants a healthier lifestyle. Each brief devotional is both engaging and encouraging. The author, Robin Merrill–who herself lost an impressive 50 pounds–isn’t afraid to over-spiritualize losing weight. In fact, she writes, “For me, weight loss was incredibly spiritual.” As the reader will learn, Robin literally prayed the weight off! While this book is based on biblical precepts, it’s also packed with practical ideas and advice. Going through it has helped remind me we are to love the Lord our God with all of our being, which certainly includes taking good care of our bodies. The Jesus Diet boldly goes where few modern diet books have dared to venture: into the heart of the matter, declaring war on fat and worth in Jesus. I highly recommend it! — Dwayne Moore, Next Level Worship, author of Pure Praise: A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship
About the Author
Robin Merrill is an award-winning writer and performance poet from rural central Maine where she lives with her husband, their two children, and many, many animals. She is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling Shelter and the popular Jesus Diet devotionals. Her individual poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, and three of her poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. She has featured in venues all over the country and has won the opportunity to represent Maine at three national poetry slams.