Fasting (written by Scot McKnight) is a book of great importance to the Christian faith. McKnight looks at the ancient tradition of Fasting and why it should be reinstituted in the lives of the 21st-Century Christians. While McKnight doesn’t really bring a new side to the discussion of fasting, he does offer a collection of writers that have discussed Fasting and how that is important.
McKnight’s main point of the book is this: A sacred event causes a Christian to Fast, which does not (in itself) bring results. Unfortunately, we often fast with the end result in mind and use fasting to achieve that result. McKnight does offer potential problems with fasting (keeping it from becoming legalistic as well as health warnings.
I believe that Scot McKnight offers wonderful insight into fasting. If you are unsure about the practice of fasting or why it can become a valuable practice today.
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