Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I received this book free from Tyndale as part of their blogger program.
This book is only less than 200 pages long so a quick read or scan.
Start Somewhere deals with Calvin Nowell's journey from a 450 lb man losing 215 lbs and how it came to be. He lost the weight without medical intervention with four major ideas-Trust God, Eat less, Move more, Understand there are not quick fixes. These are the same identified in many weight loss books so this was not anything new. Most of his book chronicles his life and how he got so obese. Thirteen chapters are devoted to the God part of the solution and the end is dedicated to diet, journaling and exercise.
Starting somewhere is picking up the change and be willing to let go. If we think we do anything by ourselves, the Lord won't take the burden. He will wait patiently while we continue to try and handle it ourselves.
This book was ok-did not hold my interest. In my opinion,it would be a library book to read and not a book purchase.