The Friday 56: The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan: Rick Warren l LadyD Books
Product Details
  • Series: The Daniel Plan
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310344298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310344292

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

Amazon Snippet

Revolutionize Your Health ... Once and for All During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives. Welcome to The Daniel Plan. Here's the secret sauce: The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God's instruction for living. When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one. Our research has revealed that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. God never meant for you to go through life alone and that includes the journey to health. Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. The Daniel Plan shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginably---from the inside out.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church, leader of a 30,000 member congregation in Lake Forest, California and local California campuses and in major cities around the world. As a theologian, he has lectured at many universities and seminaries including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and University of Judaism. As a global strategist, he speaks to world leaders and organizations including United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED and Aspen Institute. Rick has also founded the global P.E.A.C.E. plan, which plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries and is the author of the international best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life. SPANISH BIO: Rick Warren es pastor, estratega global, teologo y filantropo. Los medios le llaman 'El lider espiritual mas influyente de America' y 'El pastor de America'. el y su esposa, Kay, fundaron la Iglesia Saddleback en California, una propiedad de 120 acres con mas de 300 ministerios comunitarios de ayuda a prisioneros, adictos y padres solteros, entre otros. Como estratega global, el Dr. Warren asesora a lideres en sectores publicos, privados y religiosos en temas de pobreza, salud, educacion, la fe en la cultura y desarrollo de liderazgo. Es invitado a dictar conferencias en congresos y agencias estatales como las Naciones Unidas y es catedratico en diferentes universidades. El Dr. Warren es autor de varios libros, incluyendo el exito de ventas Vida con Proposito.

Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Dr. Daniel G. Amen
is a physician, double-board certified psychiatrist, teacher and eight-time New York Times bestselling author. Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to everyday clinical practice, Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and San Francisco, Calif.; Bellevue, Wash.; Reston, Va.; Atlanta, Ga.; and New York City. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including 'The Dr. Oz Show,' 'ABC World News,' '20/20,' Newsweek, TIME, The Huffington Post, BBC, London Telegraph, Parade Magazine, New York Times and Cosmopolitan. Additional information is available at SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Daniel Amen es medico, psiquiatra con doble certificacion por parte del panel examinador de Psiquiatria, maestro, y autor de ocho grandes exitos de libreria en la lista del periodico New York Times. Es el Fundador y Director Medico de las Clinicas Amen, en Newport Beach, San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta y la ciudad de Nueva York. Las Clinicas Amen tienen la mayor base de datos del mundo entero sobre escaneos funcionales del cerebro relacionados con la conducta, con un total de mas de ochenta mil escaneos hechos a pacientes de noventa paises. Junto con el Pastor Rick Warren y los Dres. Mark Hyman y Mehmet Oz, el Dr. Amen es tambien uno de los principales arquitectos del 'Plan de Daniel' en la Iglesia de Saddleback, el cual consiste en un programa de cincuenta y dos semanas para hacer mas saludable al mundo por medio de diversas organizaciones religiosas. El Dr. Amen es Miembro Distinguido de la Asociacion Americana de Psiquiatria, y dirige la investigacion que se esta realizando en el estudio mayor del mundo sobre escaneo y rehabilitacion del cerebro en los jugadores profesionales de futbol rugby. Sus investigaciones han demostrado no solo la existencia de altos niveles de dano cerebral en los jugadores, sino que tambien han indicado la posibilidad de una recuperacion significativa para muchos a partir de los principios subyacentes a su estudio. El Dr. Amen es tambien el anfitrion de ocho programas populares acerca del cerebro, que han recolectado mas de cuarenta y cinco millones de dolares para la television publica. Es autor de cincuenta y cinco articulos profesionales, seis capitulos de libros y mas de treinta libros enteros, entre ellos Cambia tu cerebro, cambia tu vida, El sexo esta en el cerebro, Cambia tu cerebro, cambia tu cuerpo, Magnificent Mind At Any Age y Use Your Brain to Change Your Age. En febrero de 2013 se publico el ultimo libro escrito por el Dr. Amen hasta el momento, llamado Unleash the Power of the Female Brain.

Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, a six-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator and advocate in his field of Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post and a regular medical contributor on Katie Couric's TV show, 'Katie.' For more information, visit SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Mark Hyman ha dedicado su carrera a identificar y enfrentar las causas de las enfermedades cronicas a traves de un enfoque innovador de sistemas conjuntos conocidos como medicina funcional. Mark, medico de familia y seis veces nominado autor # 1 mas vendido segun el New York Times, es reconocido internacionalmente como lider, orador, educador y defensor en su campo. El Dr. Hyman ha coparticipado juntamente con Rick Warren, el Dr. Oz y el Dr. Amen, en el desarrollo de El Plan de Daniel, una iniciativa basada en la fe que ayudo a la comunidad de una iglesia a perder 250,000 libras. Es fundador y director medico del UltraWellness Center, presidente de la Junta Directiva del Institute for Functional Medicine y un editor medico para el Huffington Post. Es tambien un miembro de la Junta del Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the Environmental Working Group, asesor de HealthCorps del Dr. Mehmet Oz, el Show del Dr. Oz y Cocina LYFE.

My Thoughts

I'm really enjoying the book so far. I needed a reference for foods to avoid that might possibly be the trigger to migraine headaches. I love plant-based recipes and this seems to be a complete list of great nutritional tips. The top five ingredients to this successful plan are:


The Friday 56

This is a book meme where I enjoy sharing with my readers what it is I'm reading during the week. Then I quote a sentence or two from the 56th page and share it with everyone at

"God's love is long enough to last forever."
-- Rick Warren

Hope you'll join in!

I look forward to posting my review in the near future because I have 346 pages to read and enjoy!

Also, you may be interested in:

The Daniel Plan Study Guide: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
Daniel Plan Journal: 40 Days to a Healthier Life (The Daniel Plan)
The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life

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Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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