Making room to fast

Baptist Women believes that mission flows out of an authentic transformative experience of God and that experience is rooted in prayer.
When we commit to fast and seek God, He responds in ways that we can only credit to Him (Erza 8).
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Guides (with Scripture prompts)

prepare for a large event (2019)
a fast for april (or any month of the year)
a fast from criticism (2018)
a fast during Advent (2018)

Thoughts and Teachings on Fasting

BIBLE STUDIES

Why Fast?
(an introduction to biblical fasting. From Baptist Women staff.)

Ditch Your Stuff: Fasting From Distractions
(written by Linda Ellsworth, author of our theme Bible studies for live magazine)

BLOGS

Fasting: Hungering For God
(an overview; Biblical foundations for fasting and some wise how-tos.
From Mike Wilkins, a GTA pastor with Baptist roots.)

Why Fast? Just Because
( Renee James on her experience of fasting since mid-February 2018)

Adjusting The Margins
(a second blog from Renee on a lesson learned as she’s fasted)

MEDIA

An interview with Alison Latty, co-founder of cafechurch, why she began fasting. And she continues to fast.

Resources on Fasting

Fasting: Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites by Lynne M. Baab (2006 | IVP)
a biblically accurate, accessible primer that unpacks how and why fasting is relevant to us today
THIS IS ON OUR BOOK LIST FOR 2019. WE’LL BE PUBLISHING A REVIEW SOON!

Fasting by Scot McKnight (2009 | Thomas Nelson)
fasting as response (not for results)
when we fast we respond, with our bodies, to serious and sacred moments in our lives

Fast Friends | The Amazing Power of Friendship, Fasting and Prayer
by Suzanne Niles and Wendy Simpson (2015| Broadstreet)
what happens when two friends obey God’s prompt to fast, together
(Niles is the public relations and media representative for The Salvation Army Vision Network)