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3D and the 3D program : diet, discipline & discipleship
Showalter, Carol.
Personal Author:
[New, revised edition].
Publication Information:
Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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BX9225.S43 A35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Nov. 12, 2001 Christian Retailing listing
Nov. 26, 2001 Publishers Weekly: A Spiritual Path to Wellness pg. 33
CBA Marketplace Dec. 2001 Paraclete Press Plans 3D Major Relaunch
Christian Retailing Dec. 10, 2001 Christian Books help readers get fit

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

With all of the fads, trends and here-today-gone-tomorrow crazes of the diet industry, it's refreshing and reassuring to encounter a tried-and-true method. Carol Showalter's 1975 book, 3D: Diet, Discipline & Discipleship, which has already sold half a million copies and served as a manual for 3D church groups across the country, is being re-launched this month from Paraclete Press. Showalter's book is distinctive in that it is not just a diet book, with the usual recipes, testimonials and sample menus. It is first and foremost a candid spiritual autobiography, chronicling the author's religious journey and her struggles to overcome judgmentalism and lack of self-esteem. Showalter's forthright honesty about the ups and the downs of dieting, family life and her church community will resonate with many readers. ( Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Less a weight-loss program than an affir-mation of Christian living, this is a revised edition of Showalter's original 1977 book. A faith-based 12-week plan, it relies on the familiar American Diabetes Association food exchange lists for balanced meals. The first half explains how the author's growth in her personal relationship with God led her to her present ministry with the 3D program. Aside from the diet, daily devotional readings (sold separately), journaling, and Bible study are the foundations of this plan. For Christian collections and large public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

3D: The Story
Forewordp. 3
Prefacep. 6
1 Smile, God has the Answerp. 9
2 The end of a Pretend Worldp. 22
3 The Sand of Cape Codp. 36
4 3Dp. 48
5 The Fat, the Sleepy, and the Sloppyp. 57
6 Two Hearts are Better than Onep. 66
7 Trustingp. 76
8 A New Beginningp. 88
9 "I Want to be Myself!"p. 98
10 Learning to Receivep. 110
11 In Leading, They were Ledp. 117
12 Stepping outp. 125
13 Moving onp. 130
Testimoniesp. 157
3D: The Program
Healthy Eatingp. 179
Menusp. 226
Recipesp. 239
Disciplinep. 255
Exercisep. 260
Stretching Exercisesp. 271
General Toning Exercisesp. 274
Discipleshipp. 285
Resource Materialsp. 287