Great. A book titled Total Health? Seriously? "Okay, Mom, whatever you say..."
3 things caught my attention right away... 1 was that Mom told me that she had previously gone to church with the lady that wrote the book, and B was that she was from Oregon. Actually very close to where I live in West Linn, OR.
So, I begin my study of this book.
After the forward, preface, TOC, and all that good stuff -on page two it starts out like this: Under the heading "A Higher Goal"...
'"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14 (NAS)
Let's just say... my view of the book changed right away. I love this verse! If you know me, you know that one of my favorite things to say is "Press on!" ... The reason for this is because life is a race... we are running heavenward and we have to "run in such a way as to win the prize." We have to go all out for Jesus. Now that I see that this book is based of the truth of God's Word, I am focusing on what this book can teach me.
The author, Mrs. Susan Boe, states, "The key to victory is not being 'perfect.' The key to a winning lifestyle is in striving to live a life pleasing to God; physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually."
She's saying that everything in life needs to be a striving to please God, to pursue God, to know God. I want that. Essentially, if our lives are not lived with Jesus being our all, then our lives are not everything they could be.