Would you give up sweets to experience the fulfilling presence of God in your life?
Many of us think that if our bodies become healthier, then we'll be healthier. However, a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished. Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a process that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us more of Himself - the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul's deep hunger. On this journey you'll learn how to
· stop fixating on food and fix your eyes on Christ
· pinpoint the triggers that send you running to sugar
· lose weight as you gain faith
· turn to the Most High instead of the next sugar high
If you run to sugar for comfort or reward, eat mindlessly or out of boredom, feel physically and spiritually lethargic, or struggle with self-control, this fast will help you discover not only freedom from your cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for you.
"More than anything I want to be able to say with Jesus, 'My food is to do the will of him who sent me' (John 4:34). Traveling with Wendy and the 40-Day Sugar Fast community was the beginning of that journey for me."- Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Meet Me in the Middle, Never Unfriended, and Surprised by Motherhood
Paperback. 224 pages.
Wendy Speake is a trained actress, Bible teacher, speaker, and writer based in California.
"We all want freedom. We want to break free from habits that haunt us, voices that taunt us, chains that bind us, and emotions that blind us. Wendy's onto something huge here! She speaks with depth and authority from the Word of God, and she knows that the emancipation we're all really longing for is actually a person: Jesus. The 40-Day Sugar Fast helps each participant experience meaningful growth and lasting peace, as it ushers them to a fresh, personal, and satisfying banquet with the One who longs to be their portion."
- Gwen Smith, cofounder of Girlfriends in God and author of I Want It All and Broken into Beautiful
"To fast from what we crave in order to find sustaining satisfaction in God is a message for this clamoring culture. And it's a message for me. Wendy's words are for every one of us whose reach for sugar is never enough."
- Sara Hagerty, bestselling author of Unseen
"Each day of Wendy Speake's book The 40-Day Sugar Fast shifted my cravings for sweets to the sweet words of Jesus. I couldn't have broken the stronghold of sugar without Wendy's gracious and wise influence in every chapter. A life-changing book to be read over and over again!"
- Amber Lia, bestselling coauthor of Triggers and Parenting Scripts
"Too many Christian women today feel trapped by sugar cravings and addiction, wondering if they'll ever break free. Through her annual 40-Day Sugar Fast, Wendy has offered thousands of women, myself included, the opportunity to taste the sweetness of Jesus and experience His bondage-breaking power in their lives. Truly, freedom and fullness are found only in Jesus's presence, and Wendy has proven herself a worthy guide year after year."
- Asheritah Ciuciu, author of Full
"I have to share a praise report. I believe that my addiction to sugar is gone for good! I can't believe it's been two years since I last fasted with Wendy and my cravings are not back. God really changed my perspective about sugar and food during those forty days. I did this fast three years in a row, but that time there was real and lasting change! I'm reminded of how Elijah kept going back and looking for rain, and finally he saw a little cloud and then the rain!"
- Amy J. Bennett, founder of Abiding Ministries and host of the podcast Feathers
"Wendy Speake is gifted at capturing biblical truth in profoundly relevant ways to help us discover new ways of thinking about not only sugar and our addiction to it but also the strongholds that keep us from experiencing the fullness of God's presence in our lives. If you're ready to fast from sugar so that you can feast on more of God's Word, The 40-Day Sugar Fast is for you."
- Elisa Pulliam, biblical transformation and wellness coach