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The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  412 ratings  ·  40 reviews
With 21 devotionals and 100+ recipes, this book is your ultimate plan of action and toolbox as you commit to the Daniel Fast. You'll not only embrace healthier eating habits, you'll also discover a greater awareness of God's presence.

Divided into three parts - fast, focus, and food - this book is your inspirational resource for pursuing a more intimate relationship with Go
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 8th 2010 by Zondervan (first published December 3rd 2010)
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Jamise // Spines & Vines
2014 marked my first ever Daniel Fast. I have crossed the finish line!! What a transformation of my mind and spirit. This book was the perfect guide during my 21 day spiritual journey. I loved the format of the daily devotions and meal suggestions. Kudos to the author for the layout, keeping it simple by dividing the book into 3 sections: The Fast, The Focus, The Food. I also enjoyed the real life testimonies that related to everyday situations & circumstances.

This journey has brought me clo
MrsK Books
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Why this choice? Well, look at the enticing foods portrayed on the cover. Yum! There are so many differing ways to fast. A fast takes a commitment to eliminate your every day cravings and begin a 21 day journey with scripture, refreshing your body with water, and creating meals with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts/seeds, and oils. Drawing closer to God through fasting is an offering in which you are asking our Lord for a closer relationship with Him.

In the first chapter of Danie
Jalynn Patterson
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast is an inspiring resource for Christians who want to pursue a more intimate relationship with God through the 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting known as the Daniel Fast. As you deny yourself certain foods such as sugars, processed ingredients, and solid fats you will not only embrace healthier eating habits, you ll also discover a greater awareness of God s presence. Author Kristen Feola explains the Daniel Fast in easy-to-understand lang
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast is written by Kristen Feola. This recipe book contains over 100 recipes +21 daily devotionals to kick off your way to a healthier lifestyle and to great healthier eating patterns! Some have even made the Daniel fast a part of their lifestyle!

This book will help you learn to get rid of sugar and any process ingredients out of your daily diet in order to embrace a healthier eating life style, plus allow you to discover greater awareness of God's presence. Suga
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Used this for my Daniel Fast and will be using it again. Fantastic book.
Jonathan Esterman
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Daniel Fast...a church diet that sweeps across the nation at the turn of the new year, designed to help those adhering to it not only feel healthier, but closer to G-d. Heralding its Catholic tradition of Lent, yet with a Protestant twist of twenty-one days of partial abstinence from particular foods, the Daniel Fast is designed to follow the assumed diet of the prophet Daniel during his Babylonian captivity: eating only fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and oils. Foods ...more
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This book is separated into three sections:

"The Fast" - this section talks about what fasting is and how it came to be from biblical times.
"The Focus" - this section deals with a 21 day fast schedule and give a motivational scripture for each day.
"The Food." - this section is all about the food.
The fast revolves around fruits, veggies and nuts. The recipes are easy and use use ingredients most have in their cupboards to begin with. I did taste a couple of them and while I can't see myself eating
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it
As stated in some other reviews, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast offers guidance for a 21-day fruits-vegetables-and-whole grain fast and includes scriptures to read each day from the bible, etc. A friend of mine told me about this and it seems like an interesting faith-promoting idea, but at the same time seems a little strange to me.

My views are probably biased by the fact that the LDS church which I am a member of espouses a complete fast from all food or liquid on the 1st Sunday every
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Ultimate Guide To the Daniel Fast is another book in a three part book series. I have received all three books complimentary from BookLook Vlogger in exchange for an honest view. When I see books such as this, they immediately catch my eye. I thoroughly enjoy cooking and I'm always into finding new recipes. This book in particular contains 100+ healthy, nutritious, and easy to prepare recipes that follow the guidelines of the Daniel Feast. Along with the recipes, there are also 21 devotional ...more
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any one who eats
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Even if you are not fasting, or trying to lose weight, these recipes are easy and nutritious!

The directions are simple and beautifully illustrated. There is good diversity and none of the recipes use dairy, meat, hydrogenated fat or processed grains. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and healthy oils are featured. Taste abounds!

The added bonus of a spiritual impetus makes the book even more impactful. The author shares her personal encouragements and provides realistic and practical ins
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was very informative. My friend and I decided to do a Daniel fast and I downloaded this book. There are many different versions of the fast, and several different books to go along with them. This book was broken up into three parts: the fast, the focus, the food. It gives information about the scripture the fast is based on, it talks about the mental and spiritual aspects, and it also talks about the physical aspect and the food. My fast will be over in a couple days, and it's been an ...more
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This book has three parts to it. The first part explains the Daniel Fast, which is a 21 day spiritual fast. The second part has 21 daily devotions, and the last part has recipes for the foods you are allowed to eat.

I read the first part, skimmed the devotions, and I used some of the recipes in the back of the book. I felt that some of the recipes contradicted the foods on the plan. The recipes I tried were pretty good.

This was a pretty good book and sufficient to do the fast. However, I decided
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
The recipes in this book made my Daniel fast doable! I've done a Daniel fast before, and felt very restricted with no clue how to prepare that many veggies and avoid meat or dairy. But this author is encouraging and full of creativity with in the confines of the guidelines. excellent resource! I would have given it five stars if it were better edited. There were hundreds (thousands? ) of missing periods throughout the book. Some paragraphs had nary a period anywhere, although there were plenty o ...more
Jen Clause
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was an incredibly helpful resource during my Daniel Fast. I have never done anything like this before and was curious how I would respond and if I would see God work in my life. I focused on two specific requests but being more focused on God made me more aware of him prompting me to do certain things. I also felt like I could see Him working in specific situations as a result of me following through on those things. It was a physical as well as an emotional experience at times as all the thi ...more
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a marvelous guide to the Daniel Fast. There is a tremendous wealth of inspiring verses of scripture for needed encouragement here. I especially like the dazzling food photography and ample recipes. Right at the beginning of the book is a worthwhile section to read about the types of fast, a Biblical perspective on fasting, and what fasting is and what it is not. The author offers a well organized plan and approach to fasting, as well as nourishing, healthy food choices. Overall, I sure lear ...more
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting idea for a health and spiritual journey, I gave it a go for a couple of weeks and it was admittedly pretty rough, although I never thought a fast would be easy. Not to be entered into lightly! But some good recipes included for sure! The devotionals were a little cheesy though, I have to say. I'd rather have chosen my own accompanying devotion series to it.
Jacob Coldwell
Decent cook book?

Just weird because of how many sales pitches there are throughout the book. I'm not completely against taking someone's word for it, but it came off as "do these things and God will do this for you." Shady
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked the devotions that helped guide me through the 21 days. I also tried some of the recipes. Some were great and some probably need a little fine tuning. Overall though, I'd recommend anyone to use this book as a guide, if they are doing The Daniel Fast.
Roland Clark
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is not the most profound treatise on fasting I have ever read and Feola isn’t a theologian. But she clearly loves God and uses this cookbook to make fasting easier for people who are not used to it.

See my full review here:
Heather Pulley
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have found this book to be incredibly helpful as I complete a Daniel Fast. The receipes are all quite delicious and the daily devotions are insightful. This is a great book for anyone doing a Daniel Fast.
Beverly Scaife
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feola's Daniel Fast

Feola's Daniel Fast

I gave the book a 5 rating because I loved it. The book's recipes are fantastic. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wonderful spiritual guidance book. Helped motivate me and stick to the fast (well, for 15 days anyway...). Has some really great recipes and advice for every day of the fast.
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are awesome recipes as well as background information on the Daniel Fast and scriptures to get through your 21 days..It's broken up in 3 chapters - The Fast, The Focus and The Food.
Carina Rob
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have this book for several years now and I always come to it whenever I do the Daniel's fast and the beginning of the year and also over the year I would use it for different recipes. For me personally it was a great way to start a plant based lifestyle, because the recipes are easy and the book gives a groceries list. For all my friends that did the Daniels Fast, say that have a great experience living a more healthy life and also letting God through this fast work heart, mind and soul.
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have never read about fasting before now. I'm glad this was my first experience! I have fasted before, but only because of outside requests, and never for myself. I'm looking forward to planning my first Daniel fast.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a closer relationship with Jesus, clarity in their spiritual lives, and answers to burning questions about their true purpose in God's will.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A straight forward explanation for fasting. The daily devotionals are quick and easy to read, but I did not care for the personal testimonials that were included. Also, I chose not to follow some of the recipes because, for me, fasting is to abstain from certain types of food, and some of the recipes were very close approximations that mimic foods one would be fasting from. Overall a good book.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Today is my last day (day 21) of my first ever spiritual Daniel Fast. It has been such a rewarding and enlightening experience. This book had great thought provoking daily devotionals that allowed me to dive deeper into God’s word and grow in my relationship with him.
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The recipes were easy to make and tasted good. I enjoyed the daily devotions, with the additional scriptures.
Sarah Moser dilks
Love this book!

Loved how she broke down the different parts of the fast. Great menu and recipes. Highly recommend this book as a starting place.
Barry Huddleston
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Would you laugh if I told you that my favorite part of a book on fasting was the recipes? I've always enjoyed learning how people express their spirituality and I really enjoyed this book.

I would certainly recommend it for the person who is considering the Daniel (or any) fast.
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“Fast. It’s for anyone who is hungry for a deeper connection with the Lord and who is also willing to make a three-week commitment to the spiritual discipline of fasting as a means of pursuing that connection. Because it is a partial fast, as opposed to an absolute or liquid fast, participants are able to eat a wide variety of foods. For this reason, the Daniel Fast is a good entry-level fast. However, if you have a medical condition or any health concerns, you should consult with your physician before beginning any type of fast, including the Daniel Fast. The guidelines of the modern-day Daniel Fast are based on the fasting experiences of the prophet Daniel. We follow his example not so much because his diet is worth emulating as because his heart is worth emulating. In the book of Daniel, chapters 1 and 10, we discover how Daniel’s passion for God caused him to long for spiritual food more than physical food, which is the ultimate desire of anyone choosing to participate in a fast. As we take a closer look at what he did, it’s important to remember that we’re not trying to duplicate Daniel’s menu, but” 0 likes
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