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The Daniel fast for spiritual breakthrough

Author: Elmer L Towns
Publisher: Ventura, Calif. : Regal Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Daniel, (Biblical figure); Daniel, (Biblical figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elmer L Towns
ISBN: 9780764215964 0764215965 9780830754731 0830754733
OCLC Number: 456175618
Notes: "Includes original recipes from executive chef John P. Perkins"--Cover.
Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Larry Stockstill --
Invitation --
Section 1. About the Daniel fast. What is fasting? --
What is a Daniel fast? --
Why choose to fast? --
Why vow? --
What can I withhold? --
What is the primary focus of the Daniel fast? --
How can I prepare for my fast? --
Section 2. Daily readings. Week one: day 1 to day 7 overview --
Day 1: your private prayer in a Daniel fast --
Day 2: joining others in a Daniel fast --
Day 3: daily commitment during your fast --
Day 4: praying and fasting for a project --
Day 5: the benefits of a lengthy fast --
Day 6: saying no in prayer --
Day 7: the persistence of a Daniel fast --
Week two: day 8 to day 14 overview --
Day 8: intimacy with God --
Day 9: giving thanks in prayer --
Day 10: fasting to hunger after God --
Day 11: prayer is asking --
Day 12: fasting to worship God --
Day 13: fasting to locate sin --
Day 14: don't violate your fast --
Week three: day 15 to day 21 overview --
Day 15: the prayer of crucifixion --
Day 16: weeping while praying --
Day 17: introspective prayer --
Day 18: resting in prayer --
Day 19: urgent prayer --
Day 20: spiritual warfare prayer --
Day 21: stay in the moment --
Appendix A: Nine kinds of fasts found in Scripture --
Appendix B: Six ways to fast --
Appendix C: Recipes to use during a Daniel fast.
Responsibility: Elmer L. Towns.
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This guide to fasting for renewal answers practical questions: what to eat, how to pray effectively, how to encounter God, how to worship through self-discipline. Includes Daniel Fast recipes from  Read more...

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