Our world is filled with contradictions. We have amazing technology that can make our lives easier, yet we are more stressed and busier than previous generations. We live in a country with great wealth and resources, yet poverty and homelessness are constant. Outer beauty is valued much more than inner beauty. And even though we know more about healthy living and have more resources to make healthy choices than ever before, overweight and obesity rates continue to rise. There is A BETTER WAY.
Jesus came into the world over two thousand years ago. He preached a radical message about a Kingdom that is upside-down from the world we know: lose to win, die to live, be weak to become strong, give away to gain, and walk by faith rather than sight. As we seek to reach and maintain our fitness goals, we can embrace the changes we need to understand Jesus’ teachings about His Kingdom and the Holy Spirit’s power. A BETTER WAY provides insights and tools to engage in the upside-down Kingdom of God while living here on earth. God’s power and love are enough for us to win the fitness challenges we face. Based on proven techniques and more than 30 years of experience, First Place for Health invites you to try the most complete Christ-centered healthy living program available. First Place for Health will help you create balance in the four core areas of your life—emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. The results? Weight loss and total health from the inside out!
Debbie Behling is a writer and educator. She has authored two Bible studies for First Place for Health: The Joy Adventure and God My Refuge. She joined First Place for Health in 1981 and has led numerous groups, including her current group which began in 2005. For nineteen years she taught middle school students, and for ten years she taught high school students online. She authored and edited over thirty publications starting in 2003 with Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston. This thirty-five-year educator has presented at conferences at the local, state, national, and international levels and designed and delivered professional development sessions. She has a B.A. from Dallas Baptist College with a triple major in secondary education, history, and psychology and a M.Ed. from Northwestern University Natchitoches focused on educational technology. She has two children and one grandchild, and she lives with her husband in Sugar Land, Texas, along with their miniature dachshunds. She enjoys singing, reading, scrapbooking, and genealogy. You can find her on social media at @bdebsing.
A Leader Resource is available for this Bible study.
RELEASE DATE: July 2023.