By Mark Dugdale, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder

The professional bodybuilding scene has offered Mark Dugdale a deeper glimpse into the weight training culture. In this short commentary written especially for our theme “What Would Jesus Lift?”, Mark builds on his unique insights and challenges you to put behind your insecurity and vain-pursuits and instead build commitment and focus.
By Linda Geldermann
I am the mother of 4 teenagers. It occurred to me that a lot of skin issues are affected by sport and fitness activities. I’ve discovered an approach to skin care that is effective for the active person and spiritually strengthening too.
By Ron Kardashian- Fitness Expert, Life Coach and Author of “Getting In Shape God’s Way.”
What does it take to get in shape and stay that way? Kardashian offers principles from experience that will get you on track to a healthier you. Do something good for you and others – find out how you can get a free copy of his book and DVD while supplies last.
By Brad Bloom with segments adapted from the book Bod4God

Tired of lifting and carrying all that extra weight that you don’t want or need? Join with others who are finding they can transform their body into a better example of what God intended for them. It is happening at churches everywhere. Your church could be the next place where people come to lose more than weight and gain more than eternal life.
An interview with Army Staff Sgt. Richard Bradley

Can you take a big leap of faith? One dark night Army Staff Sergeant Richard Bradley did exactly that. A bad exit – a tangled parachute --- he had just seconds to think and pray. Surviving the fall had a spiritual impact that would require him to give more than he ever had before. Could that same force be at work in your life too?
By Brad Bloom
Get ready to meet six high performing college students. They excel in academic strength and physical fitness. They’re not just smart and healthy. They are committed to building their whole life to be in shape for a higher calling. Each one has a page. Meet all six.
By Rob Killen
If you go to church read this and discover the growing trend to use fitness to create exciting to-capacity daily ministry. If you don't go to church this may be the "church experience" for which you've been waiting.
By Greg Hansen
Is fitness fun for you? It can be. Gregory Hansen brings you four perspectives from individuals who know the importance of making fitness fun. They’ll help you find motivation, spiritual formation, the ability to overcome and a larger perspective on being active. Get practical tips to transform fitness from boring to fun and redefine your faith.
By Bob Markowski and Ralph Haynes, Introduction by Phil Black

The devastating fires of October 2007 in Southern California scarred thousands of acres and thousands of lives. Sure--- strength training and bodybuilding are often nothing more than self-indulgent vanity. But take a look at these firefighters and see how their physical fitness coupled with spiritual passion create a perfect combination for unquenchable service. Will you put your life on the line too?
By Carole Lewis and Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Do you need a break from your hectic fast-paced life? If you ever struggle with balancing body and soul then what you need is a spiritually strengthening spa. It has the usual spa treats, such as manicures, pedicures and massages. However, it includes a decidedly Christian atmosphere with speakers who make for a week like no other spa.

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