Health, Physical Fitness, Longevity, Wellness
I am so fortunate to have Cal Samra’s book “In Pursuit of Health and Longevity” come to my attention at this time. I have recently been establishing personal goals in regards to developing a healthier lifestyle, including; physical fitness, health and wellness, mental alertness, and an exemplary contagious faith.
Sal gleans from the wisdom of “Wellness Pioneers through the Centuries” to reveal a commonality among theological and philosophical traditions. Fast moving, poignant stories, pertinent illustrations, hilarious quips, and thought-provoking quotes fill the pages of the book.
From the Hebrew prophet Daniel to the centuries of Jesus and the apostles, the unmercenary Greek physicians Cosmos and Damian M. D.s of the third century, and historical health pioneers. He also explores the philosophies of more contemporary religious leaders of all faiths, health professionals, counselors, philosophers, professional athletes, dieticians, and nutritionists.
Cal Samra is known for his work as lay executive director of the Huxley Institute for Biosocial Research as well as editor of the “Joyful Noise Letters,” a publication providing jokes and anecdotes to pastors to use in their sermons or church publications to introduce light-hearted humor emphasizing the healing power of laughter. This same humor carries throughout “In Pursuit of Health and Longevity.”
As I read a few pages, I pondered the implications and applications for pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In another few pages, I laughed from the depth of my belly. The mood changed again – tears flowed, followed by a sense of gratefulness.
“In Pursuit of Health and Longevity – Wellness Pioneers through the Centuries” is a must-read for individuals concerned with health, nutrition, and fitness as well as personal trainers, pastors, and physicians.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions express are my own.
Robert D. Reed Publishers, P. O. Box 1992, Bandon, Oregon