Contact: Jennifer Minigh, ShadeTree Publishing, 304-237-8120
ASHLAND, Ky., Oct. 15, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Despite the numerous helps on the market and Internet, Christians still struggle with actually putting the spiritual discipline of fasting into practice. Now, Dr. Beyr Reyes offers a solution in Fast Answers: When You Need Answers Now (ShadeTree Publishing), a new book releasing today which sets up individuals for a successful fast by mapping out the basic mechanics.
"Many popular resources have been released in recent years that look at the spiritual discipline of fasting," says Reyes. "While I have found these books to be helpful for answering questions about why you should fast, or to understand why fasting is a critical discipline, I have often been left not knowing how to actually go about a fast."
Fast Answers is a practical tool designed to aid those interested in fasting to create a plan and follow through with an actual fast. The book lays out the principles of fasting but primarily focuses on the practical aspects of fasting by sharing easy to follow fasting plans based on the purpose behind the fast and the length of time the person wants to fast. The book focuses on three common reasons people undergo a fast: when they've been hurt by someone, when they've hurt someone, and when they need answers and direction from God. Within each of these core areas, Reyes offers specific plans for particular needs. For example, within the category of being hurt by someone, there are plans for those who have lost a loved one, have been cheated on, or have been forsaken. For each identified need, Reyes has included one-day, three-day, and seven-day fasting plans.
Fast Answers is also available as a mobile app for readers to tailor their own fasting plan and have access to it while on the go. It is the first and only Christian fasting app of its kind. The lite version is available for free and the full version is available as a $1.99 download in both the iTunes and Google Android stores. Mobile users can choose the fasting plan and schedule it with the calendar feature so that they will be prompted to participate in the daily plan.
For more information on Fast Answers or Dr. Beyr Reyes, visit www.iNeedFastAnswers.com.
Dr. Beyr Reyes received her doctorate degree in Biomedical Science from the Marshall University School of Medicine, with a major emphasis in pharmacology and minor in neuroscience. Reyes has nearly 200 publications in science and medicine, as well as five books for the Christian market. She has worked in the drug industry since 2005 as a regulatory writer for major international pharmaceutical companies.
ShadeTree Publishing (located in Ashland, Ky.) is a traditional Christian publishing company that seeks to provide a more accessible publishing venue for emerging Christian writers. For further information on ShadeTree Publishing, visit www.ShadeTreePublishing.com.