- 6 x 9 inches
- 168 pages
In 2016, over the course of one week, three headlines caught the author’s attention: Thirty Percent of Americans Obese, One-third of Americans Don’t Have One Dollar in Savings, and One in Four Americans Mentally Ill. These headlines were glaring indicators that something was (and still is) greatly broken in the American people. How can America—the Christian Nation—find itself one-third obese, one-third broke, and nearly one-third mentally ill? What has happened to this great nation?
God expects His children to daily bear fruit for His Glory. He has been gracious enough to give us a list of some of those fruit in the Galatian Epistle: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, meekness, faithfulness, and self-control. It is the manifestation of these nine fruit that confirms we have the presence of the mighty Holy Spirit working in our lives. Might it be that in the long over-looked ninth fruit—the fruit of self-control—we might find biblical help for our appetites, our finances, and our mental health?
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. – Proverbs 23:2
Fat, Broke, & Crazy is a theological study of the Fruit of the Spirit with a special emphasis on the doctrine of self-control. Subjects covered include:
- The Fruit of the Spirit and why they may be more important than the Gifts of the Spirit.
- The difference between spirituality and Christian maturity.
- How self-control can help the believer beat mental instability, poverty, and obesity.
If God forbids it, we must deny it. If God commands it, we must embrace it!
Chris McMichael is a pastor, missionary, and author. After a career in geology, he and his wife took the pastorate of Engrafted Word Church. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, Manda, and their children.