A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics begins with an introduction by the author. Bob Rice is now your personal trainer for a spiritual workout that will last forty days. He talks about the who, the what, the why, the where, and the when of this workout. He even provides you with a short "how to" on reading the Bible; who doesn't need a refresher?
When the workout begins, you are provided with Hydration (drinking the living water; aka reading Scripture) and Reflection (quotes from the Saints) - need to start out easy. On Day 6, a Cool Down (simple prayers) is added and on Day 8, Rice adds in a Stretch (spontaneous prayers of blessing and adoration). The bar is raised on Day 16 with the addition of Fat-Burning (examining one's conscience). Day 22 brings on Muscle-Building (prayers for not only your needs but those of others in accordance with God's will); we all want to grow stronger in our faith while Day 28 the final addition to our workout - Cardiovascular (prayers of thanksgiving and praise).
This book is a small size making it easy to throw in a purse, backpack or briefcase so one can exercise at any time of day and in any location. I plan to keep A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics by my bedside for my Lenten reading or near my recumbent bike for a full workout of body and spirit.
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