Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Are Recipes Worthy?


This may sound weird, but I'm going to ask anyway :)
Are all the recipes on the website approved by you all as being DanielFast "worthy" so to speak? My church begins a 21 day fast on the 8th of Jan. So I am planning ahead. I LOVE your website and what you are doing.
May god Bless you both!
Tiffany
Thank you for taking the time to send us this good question, Tiffany.
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We've made an effort to advise about replacements for foods to avoid that may be in a recipe that someone has sent us. There is a lot of latitude in the Daniel Fast. We avoid all animal products, so fish and poultry are not allowed. Some people are not ready to do a standard Daniel Fast/Diet. They have concerns about protein or some other issue like diabetes, that keeps them from the Vegan diet required by the Daniel Fast/Diet.

For these people, we advise them to do a modified Daniel Fast/Diet, allowing eggs or non-fat dairy products. Some decide to follow the Eastern Orthodox Church application, allowing fish products.


The foods that are controversial are fermented or sweeteners: Molasses, agave nectar, raw sugar, raw honey, stevia, and Maple syrup are possible sweeteners, though we avoid them personally. http://www.stevia.net/ has more information about stevia, a natural herb. Stevia is available at Amazon.com. They also have raw honey and raw sugar.

We do avoid all fermented foods, including wine, soy sauce and vinegar. However some people allow soy sauce and vinegar, maybe because they are not aware that they are fermented or feel that is splitting hairs.

Recipe links:
Our first list of Daniel Fast recipes
Recipes at our Daniel Fast Blog

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Friday, December 4, 2009

The Daniel Fast by Prayer Meeting


This new book about the Daniel Fast came out on September 6, 2009. It is only 62 pages, so it is a bit expensive for such a small paperback.

You can take a look inside the book at Amazon. It is well written. The style of the book gives you a lot of historical information to better understand the life of Daniel and his friends.


Book Details:
  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449508308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449508302
They have published at least two other titles about fasting. One about fasting for Advent called How to Do a Successful Nativity Fast and another about fasting for the 40 day of Lent, Fasting During Great Lent and the Lenten Season.

All books by Prayer Meeting

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Friday, November 27, 2009

The Daniel Fast: Feed Your Soul, Strengthen Your Spirit, and Renew Your Body


This new paperback about a Daniel Fast is expected to be released on January 1, 2010.

The Daniel Fast: Feed Your Soul, Strengthen Your Spirit, and Renew Your Body is written by Susan Gregory.


What if you could grow closer to God and improve your health in just 21 days? Susan Gregory, “The Daniel Fast Blogger,” has a plan to help you do just that.

We respect Susan's 21-day fast, which is inspired by the book of Daniel. Susan has helped thousands of people discover her safe and healthy way to fast. The principles you learn from The Daniel Fast will change the way you view food, your body, and your relationship with the one who created you.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough

Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough

Just found some good news at Amazon.com. The new book Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer Towns is available for pre-order. He is the creator of the modern Daniel Fast Diet.

Product Description from Amazon:
"Elmer Towns’ Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough has become must reading as this powerful spiritual discipline of fasting has seen a revival among followers of Christ. Now Towns digs deeper into one of the most popular forms of fasting today, the Daniel Fast. With an emphasis on a healthy, simple diet, The Daniel Fast is named after the prophet Daniel who participated in a partial fast for spiritual purposes.

Daniel was taken captive into Babylon when he was 16 years old. The Babylonian king wanted the young prophet to help him administer his rule over the captive Jews—and he wanted to “Babylon-ize” Daniel, to make the young man of God more like him. The first step the king took in his campaign was to provide a sumptuous feast to tempt Daniel— food fit for a king—basically fattening comfort foods. In response, the prophet refrained from the king's table, choosing instead to eat only vegetables and to drink only water. He honored God over the king."

Learn more about this new book at Amazon's website.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Jentezen Franklin 21 day fast



Every January, Jentezen Franklin leads his home church and TV audience in a 21 day fast. Jentezen Franklin Books are very helpful for learning more about fasting. Rev. Franklin also provides some excellent free fasting advice at his website. We advise you to use his Fasting Contract (pdf). Check out these links for more information about fasting at Jentezen Franklin's website.
Shop around! You may find Jentezen Franklin Books, CDs and DVDs are cheaper if you use our Amazon.com links than at Jentezen Franklin's website. You will also find used Jentezen's books at Amazon in good condition.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

4 Quick Preparation Tips

1. Start looking at labels and doing your shopping before fasting!
My first few days were a challenge. I was not used to reading the food labels and making sure I packed better lunches. Man was that work!!! My menu? Most of my items came from a semi-health food store. -Alison

2. Check out Jentezen Franklin's fasting information!
I will be once again joining Jentezen Franklin for the 21-day corporate fast on Jan. 6th?? (it may be a different date this year), and I look so forward to God's great power over my prayer requests and in favor of my dear family for growth in Jesus Christ to glorify His holy Name. God bless you all! -Susie
Thanks for sharing Jentezen Franklin's fasting information with us Susie! I would also recommend downloading his excellent November 2008 Connection magazine guide about Fasting. If you click on the link, you can download Jentezen Franklin's free PDF version of Connection. It has many pages of helpful advice.

3. Start a journal or notebook
Its a time I reflect on my realationship with God.Pray about it and know why you are doing it, what you want to achieve in the fast. Keep a note book to record your reflections, meditations, your lows and your highs etc. -Helen
Start your Daniel Fast notebook now, before your fast, with your prayer requests, goals and ideas. Prayer Journals at Amazon.com

4. Begin praying before your fast!
I personally like to start praying about a month before the fast. I have only done 21 day no food total fasts, so I am not an expert Daniel Fast respondant. I do know that when I start a fast without praying first, I usually fail. -Eddie
Thanks for your emphasis on prayer before fasting Eddie!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Most Popular Daniel Fast Related Books

These are the most purchased books from our Amazon.com Daniel Fast Store.



Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough
by Elmer L. Towns (Author) "From the beginning, people have pursued God..." (more) 10 customer reviews
The Diet of Daniel: A 10 Day Diet to Blessed Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness by Ernest Edsel (Author) 2 customer reviews
The Daniel's Fast Cookbook by Grace Bass (Author), Lynda Anderson (Author) 4 customer reviews

Guidebook Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough: A Guide to Nine Biblical Fasts by Elmer L. Towns (Author) "For some, fasting is a form of political protest..." (more) 2 customer reviews
Fasting for Financial Breakthrough
by Elmer L. Towns (Author) (more)
Fasting by Jentezen Franklin (Author) 42 customer reviews

Praying the Lord's Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer L. Towns (Author) "My eyes pop open..." (more) 4 customer reviews

The Beginner's Guide to Fasting (Beginner's Guides (Servant)) by Elmer L. Towns (Author) "God created the human body as a finely tuned physical engine of enormous power, but it requires fuel to keep operating..." (more) 4 customer reviews

The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda (Author) 26 customer reviews

Recipes for Life: From God's Garden by Rhonda J. Malkmus (Author), Tate Andreas (Illustrator), Lorna Spring (Illustrator), George H. Malkmus (Introduction) 21 customer reviews

The Power of Prayer and Fasting: 10 Secrets of Spiritual Strength by Ronnie W. Floyd (Author) 5 customer reviews

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Daniel Fast Recipes

There are many sources for Daniel Fast Recipes. We have some good Daniel Fast Recipes here at our website. Check out our Daniel Fast Recipes sent to us by our fasting friends. We'd be thrilled to add your favorite recipes too. Send us your Daniel Recipes.

We highly recommend The Daniel's Fast Cookbook. It is available for order today at Amazon.com. It should start shipping in March 2008. You can also find many good Daniel Diet recipes in Vegan cookbooks.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Daniel's Fast Cookbook

The Daniel's Fast Cookbook
"Hallelujah!! The First Daniel Fast Cookbook
We've been searching for this cookbook since 2003. What encourages us most about Grace and Lynda's Daniel's Fast Cookbook is that it is endorsed by Elmer L. Towns, who created the Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough in his book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough."

"I believe in Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, this is a discipline that God has given to the church for renewal, revival, and worship of the Lord. I am so glad that Grace Bass and Lynda Anderson have written this cookbook on The Daniel Fast. I pray that God will use it in the lives of many people." Elmer L. Towns Co-Founder, Liberty University, Dean, School of Religion, Lynchburg, Virginia

Their cookbook contains more than 100 healthy, tasty and easy to prepare Daniel's Diet recipes. It also includes helpful nutritional information, practical advice for fasting as a church, list of restaurants that have foods we can enjoy on their menu, list of recommended stores we can trust and products we can enjoy. Grace and Lynda also included a section about food options depending on our own personal spiritual convictions. This is an excellent cookbook for Christians considering a Vegan Diet. Thank you Grace and Lynda!

Amazon.com says it will be available in 4-7 weeks. It would be a good idea to pre-order. There will be a huge demand for this cookbook.

Order The Daniel's Fast Cookbook now and/or read more about it.

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