This is my body: from obesity to Ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Description
"The cacophony of voices about our bodies is so loud, it's hard to hear the voices that matter. Some of us decide to forget it all and give in to one addiction or another. I've done that. Some of us decide to perfect our bodies and obsess over every muscle or wrinkle. I've done that too. Then I discovered the truth about my body: It is a gift. A sign of God's love. And so is yours."Many of us think of our bodies as burdens that drag us toward failure and guilt. But what if God actually glories in the flesh? What if we had the same joy about our bodies as God does?Ragan Sutterfield brings us back to a biblical perspective--a freeing, corrective viewpoint that reminds us of the connection between spirit, mind, and body. Along the way, he shares his journey from overweight addict to Ironman competitor. He counts his success, though, not in his decreased clothing size but in his increased understanding of how much God loves the body and what it means to take care of his whole being. This is a story for each of us.As a teenager, Ragan Sutterfield tried extreme dieting to get rid of childhood chubbiness. As a young adult, he wrestled with his Christian culture's tenets about the dangers of the body. As a man, he became an obese smoker in a failing marriage. And he began a journey of understanding that changed his life.Weaving together biblical insight, personal story, and thoughtful reflection, This Is My Body offers an inspiring look at God's creation of each of us as human beings, in the flesh. It is an examination of spiritual disciplines, sex, self-image, eating, environmental responsibilities, and the church's role in misunderstandings about the body. It is also a celebration of Communion--the moment when Jesus reminded his disciples that he, too, is flesh. Spiritually rich, this is an eloquent exploration of the body in all its God-given glory.From the Hardcover edition.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781601425515
9781621884828
9781601425539
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7909f648-ffe0-b807-6397-062bb6e992ca
full_title this is my body from obesity to ironman my journey into the true meaning of flesh spirit and deeper
author sutterfield ragan
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-18 01:47:47AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576057637988990976
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Gallagher, Dean,
author Ragan Sutterfield
author-letter Sutterfield, Ragan,
author2 Gallagher, Dean,, hoopla digital.
author2-role Gallagher, Dean,narrator., hoopla digital.
author_additional Ragan Sutterfield.
author_display Sutterfield, Ragan
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
bisac_subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, RELIGION / Christian Life / General, Religion / Spirituality
callnumber-a BT741.3
callnumber-first B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
callnumber-subject BT - Doctrinal Theology
callnumber_sort_catalog BIOGRAPH SUTTERFI
date_added 2014-10-27T06:00:00Z
days_since_added 1026
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction
display_description "The cacophony of voices about our bodies is so loud, it's hard to hear the voices that matter. Some of us decide to forget it all and give in to one addiction or another. I've done that. Some of us decide to perfect our bodies and obsess over every muscle or wrinkle. I've done that too. Then I discovered the truth about my body: It is a gift. A sign of God's love. And so is yours."

Many of us think of our bodies as burdens that drag us toward failure and guilt. But what if God actually glories in the flesh? What if we had the same joy about our bodies as God does?

Ragan Sutterfield brings us back to a biblical perspective--a freeing, corrective viewpoint that reminds us of the connection between spirit, mind, and body. Along the way, he shares his journey from overweight addict to Ironman competitor. He counts his success, though, not in his decreased clothing size but in his increased understanding of how much God loves the body and what it means to take care of his whole being. This is a story for each of us.

As a teenager, Ragan Sutterfield tried extreme dieting to get rid of childhood chubbiness. As a young adult, he wrestled with his Christian culture's tenets about the dangers of the body. As a man, he became an obese smoker in a failing marriage. And he began a journey of understanding that changed his life.

Weaving together biblical insight, personal story, and thoughtful reflection, This Is My Body offers an inspiring look at God's creation of each of us as human beings, in the flesh. It is an examination of spiritual disciplines, sex, self-image, eating, environmental responsibilities, and the church's role in misunderstandings about the body. It is also a celebration of Communion--the moment when Jesus reminded his disciples that he, too, is flesh. Spiritually rich, this is an eloquent exploration of the body in all its God-given glory.

From the Hardcover edition.
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_catalog Always Available, Limited Access
econtent_source_catalog Hoopla, OverDrive
edition First edition., Unabridged.
format_boost 22
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Non Fiction
grouping_category book
id 7909f648-ffe0-b807-6397-062bb6e992ca
isbn 9781601425515, 9781601425539, 9781621884828
item_details hoopla:MWT11260926||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11260926||Available Online||||, ils:1029411|1550366|Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction|BIOGRAPH SUTTERFI i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, overdrive:ccda8a82-9af4-4606-a54a-25547c1ad744|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Human body, Religious aspects
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog BIOGRAPH SUTTERFI i
local_callnumber_exact_catalog BIOGRAPH SUTTERFI i
local_callnumber_left_catalog BIOGRAPH SUTTERFI i
local_days_since_added_catalog 1026
num_holdings 2
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 11 min.)) : digital., x, 227 pages ; 22 cm
popularity 2
primary_isbn 9781601425515
publishDate 2015
publishDateSort 2015
publisher Convergent Books,, Oasis Audio ,, The Crown Publishing Group
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT11260926|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Oasis Audio ,|2015.|1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 11 min.)) : digital., ils:1029411|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Convergent Books,|2015.|x, 227 pages ; 22 cm, overdrive:ccda8a82-9af4-4606-a54a-25547c1ad744|eBook|eBook||English|The Crown Publishing Group|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records acpl, be, br, catalog, cc, ext, ng, pm, th, wf
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11260926||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:1029411|1550366|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:ccda8a82-9af4-4606-a54a-25547c1ad744|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Human body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, RELIGION / Christian Life / General, Religion / Spirituality, Sutterfield, Ragan
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title This is my body : from obesity to Ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith
title_display This is my body : from obesity to ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith
title_full This Is My Body From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith, This is my body : from obesity to Ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith [electronic resource] / Ragan Sutterfield, This is my body : from obesity to ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith / Ragan Sutterfield
title_short This is my body :
title_sort this is my body from obesity to ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith
title_sub from obesity to Ironman, my journey into the true meaning of flesh, spirit, and deeper faith
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Biography & Autobiography, Human body Religious aspects Christianity, Nonfiction, RELIGION / Christian Life / General, Religion & Spirituality, Religion / Spirituality, Sutterfield, Ragan
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Christianity, Human body, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious aspects, Sutterfield, Ragan