February 11, 2000
If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch, by Scott Davis
If My Body Is aTemple, Then I Was a Megachurch, by Scott Davis, is a great blend of inspiration and comedy, detailing one man’s battle with his weight, and how he lost 132 pounds in one year. The author himself is narrating this audiobook, and his Southern charm adds to the natural feel. It’s easy to feel like you’re sitting over a (healthy) meal while he tells the stories of his childhood and adult life.
While sharing the embarrassments, struggles, and emotional turmoil he dealt with, Davis outlines the lies he’d come to believe and how they contributed to his obesity. He systematically disarms each of these lies using the truth of God’s Word, without coming across as preachy. Although I’ve never had a weight problem, the life lessons discussed applied to me in various areas, both spiritually and emotionally. There are practical points about healthy living and eating, but also deeper truths such as allowing God to be the center of every area of life.
Scott Davis’s honesty touched me, his natural humor made me laugh, and his discoveries made me examine my own spiritual shortcomings. I’d recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those who struggle with their weight and want something more than a fad diet or quick fix.
**NOTE: Christianaudio.com provided a free copy of this book to me for review purposes.