This is a 30 lesson course designed to offer gospel-centered teaching on losing weight. There is also a 30 lesson follow-up study for continuing to learn and lose weight. Both are ideal for personal study as well as group study.
Setting Captives Free is the most biblical and detailed understanding of our lives with Christ I have ever had the honor of learning from. Every word, every sentence points us to Jesus and to His word. My heart is changed for it, and I am so much more in love with Jesus than all my 24 years as a Christian. Washing at the cross is key for me. When I am washing at the cross in total attention and focus, I can almost feel the arms of Jesus around me. During the Weight Loss Bootcamp and the Followup courses, I lost 25 pounds!
I am so glad that Setting Captives Free has published this course in book form! After spending literally decades trying every weight loss program that came my way in fruitless attempts to fix my problem, this refreshingly different approach brought renewed hope, exactly what I needed! Instead of fixating on food, I am learning to fix my eyes on Jesus where true cleansing and change take place and power is available to live differently. With my focus on the cross, I am enjoying weight loss as a natural byproduct rather than an obsessive focus and elusive goal. I highly recommend Setting Caprives Free Weightloss Bootcamp. There is so much more waiting for you in addition to weight loss!
After Sue completed the Weight Loss Bootcamp and Weight Loss Follow-Up courses, she wrote the following:
"Since taking the Weight Loss Bootcamp course, I have developed the daily habit of Bible reading and study, and I have such a thirst and hunger to continue. It's good to remember the cross daily and all that Jesus went through for me. It's right to heed the Holy Spirits' promptings, be obedient, and know I have the power within me to fight this war, to recognize when the enemy attacks, as he can be so sneaky and slip in unaware at times with temptations. One of my battles is not "justifying" the need for a snack or making excuses. It's like once I recognize the attack for what it is, then the temptations seem to lesson in strength or disappear altogether. I do pray for God's battle plan for me. Sometimes I don't seem to receive an answer for a plan, but at the start of this study, He impressed me to do intermittent fasting, so I will continue with it until He has me doing something else. I have been doing intermittent fasting with success, as well as a liquid-only fast on Saturdays. I lost 10 pounds in the first month after taking Weight Loss Bootcamp and another 5 pounds in the second month after taking Weight Loss Follow-Up (15 total, Wow!). I now fit into many of my smaller clothes that I had stored away; it's like I have a whole new wardrobe! But I try not to focus on the weight loss as the real goal and instead ask God to change my heart to make my real goal knowing Him more and more. I recommend this study. It is so good to no longer be a slave to my bad eating habits because of Christ's death on the cross. I died with Him and rose with Him and how I now have resurrection power to overcome any temptations."
The following are additional resources to help you in your studies: