Every Body Matters

Physical fitness, offered to God, pursued with God, has enormous spiritual, emotional and physical benefits

Every Body Matters explores the spiritual stakes behind the very physical battle of eating and exercise and offers a fresh perspective and renewed motivation for making some major changes. Just as Sacred Marriage has changed the way the contemporary church thinks about marriage, so Every Body Matters will transform the way you look at body care and discipline.

The goal in this pursuit is not sculpting thinner or more athletic-looking bodies. The goal is to cultivate stronger, well-nourished bodies that are primed to become, in the words of the apostle Paul, “instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”

By looking at your body as an instrument rather than an ornament, you’ll find new and compelling motivation to embrace the kind of active lifestyle that fortifies your soul.


“This is a book that needs to be read… What I found to be most powerful about Every Body Matters is the motivation for taking care of the body. We should do it for God and for ourselves, but also for others. This book gives us the tools necessary to honor God in our body.”
– Ryan Hall

“In Every Body Matters, Gary Thomas reminds us that the body is indeed the temple of our Lord. Gary provides a practical yet inspired approach to spiritual growth through physical fitness and reverence for our bodily temples.”
– Dr. Ed Young

“We would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone – new, mature, little faith or faith like a child. In our opinion, what puts this book at the top of our list is its applicability to everyday life. While ‘ivory tower’ academics are both necessary and interesting, application is at the heart of Jesus’ teachings. Gary’s book is 5 star and a must read for those looking to put the words of Jesus into practice.”
– Reader Comment

“In typical Thomas fashion he uses his love & respect for Church history & our past Christian Leaders, solid Biblical exegesis, along with our current medical understanding of the anatomy & physiology of diet, nutrition & exercise. His encouragement to look in the mirror at our views of how we should each approach the sensitive area of physical fitness in relation to our Christian lives is well overdue.”
– Reader Comment

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