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 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.
By Derek Beech

Unlike spending time in the Bible everyday, the greatest single mistake an athlete can make is to accept that familiar, “train three times per week” advice.
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?
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An interview with Gunnar Peterson, Personal Trainer, CSCS, CPT

Sometimes people actually create their own limits. Every workout has to be taken on a case-by-case basis. Find out how a trainer can enhance every aspect of your life.
By Eva Marie Everson

Excerpt from, Oasis: A Spa for Body and Soul reprinted with permission. Copyright 2007 by Eva Marie Everson. Published by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
By Sharron Pankhurst
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It’s time to schedule some relaxation in your life…but who has space in their planner for down time? I know I don’t, but it gets my attention if the question is asked another way, “When was the last time you gave your body permission to relax?” Decide now to make your year right, by giving your body a break from the stress of living in the 21st century.

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