The Essential Guide to Fasting

What It Is, How to Do It, and Why It Matters

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Unleash the Power of Fasting to Satisfy Your Hunger for God

In a society where we want for nothing, abstaining from what we desire offers little appeal. Why go hungry? Why thirst? Yet fasting--one of the most misunderstood spiritual disciplines--isn't about lack. It's about drawing closer to God and resting in His abundance.

Discover the amazing benefits of fasting in this foundational handbook for the dynamic practice. In The Essential Guide to Fasting, Elmer L. Towns, a leading author on the topic, lays out a biblical overview, outlines a practical, easy-to-implement plan, and answers your questions on topics including:

· Getting ready to fast
· Types of fasts and choosing one
· Learning to pray while fasting
· Fasting to know God
· Fasting to open up heaven

Most important, in this focused and forthright volume you will encounter a powerful new way to experience God's presence, to listen to Him, to worship, and to pray more deeply.

The Author

  1. Elmer L. Towns

    Elmer L. Towns

    Elmer L. Towns ( is dean emeritus of the School of Religion and Theological Seminary at Liberty University, which he cofounded in 1971 with Jerry Falwell. He continues to teach the Pastor's Bible Class at Thomas Road Baptist Church each...

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