Comparing the Chosen Fast with the Traditional Fast and the Daniel Fast and relating them to prayer, Robert Holland's second book is a masterwork that explores some of the false assumptions about fasting. The Chosen Fast, specifically, can be spiritually understood as wisdom in its highest form, causing us to t only kw what Jesus wants of us but also causes us to lovingly obey Him, follow Him in our daily lives, and live in the kingdom of heaven until it comes in its fullness. Holland's thorough and enlightening examination of fasting covers these illuminating topics: Old and New Testament Fasts including Public Fasts, Individual Fasts, and Forty Day Fasts; the Traditional Fast (weekly); the Daniel Fast (both 24/7/365 and twenty-one days); the Chosen Fast (24/7/365); the Chosen Fast and Prayer, and the Chosen Fast and Matthew 25. Transforming prayer to a 24/7/365 paradigm, the Chosen Fast is an entirely different-and spiritually rewarding-way of living. Filled with love and reverence for the Lord and the Bible, Holland delivers a joyous celebration of faith filled with hope, commitment, excitement, and faith. His fundamental understanding of the fast and the ease with which he imparts its principles open up an old topic in an entirely new way. An easy to use guide to fasting and prayer. The Chosen Fast and Prayer will inspire you to make fasting a regular part of your spiritual discipline and devotion.
Robert P. Holland completed a Master of Divinity from MTSO, a bachelor's degree from Marietta College, and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He served as senior pastor from 1965 until 2002 and since then as associate pastor. He is a faculty member of the Appalachian District School of Ministry (AD-SOM), teaching the Pentateuch, Romans, Eschatology, and Psalms. Robert's first book, Some Understand 1 + 6 = 7, was published in October, 2010; and he is currently working on his third book, The Wisdom and Promise Study Bible, which he plans to publish in the fall of 2012. He and his wife Dolly, also an ordained minister, have been married fifty-seven years, and have two married daughters, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Robert and Dolly enjoy practicing the Chosen Fast and living on their wildlife refuge,