Never has there been such a vital time for the church to rediscover the ancient weapon of fasting. Battles over legislations, worldviews and souls are breaking out all around us and often the individual can feel close to impotent to do anything about it. In response, over the last decade, the worldwide church has seen a reawakening around prayer and fasting.
More churches than ever in recent memory are calling congregations to seasons of Prayer and Fasting. But how does an individual believer or a local church shed the overtones of legalistic fasting and engage with this in such a way that is full of grace and sustainable?
Invitation to a Fast is a follow up to This Chosen Fast (Ark House) and will give you all the tools to answer that question. It presents a survey of all of the major biblical texts. It has a multitude of personal stories and tips to make fasting accessible. And it is all wrapped in a grace covered, invitational framework that can be missing from so many works-orientated fasting discussions.
Lou Engle, founder of The Call and The Send, which gathers tens of thousands in stadiums across the world, in his foreword says, “With the sound of fasting on the lips of generals of intercession there will always come the questions, the doubts, and the critics – primarily from among the Church.
“Many raise very important questions concerning fasting. I am proud of this book. It is so well written, and it answers many of these questions with well thought-out and articulated biblical revelation. I believe this book should be a key resource for those who are serious about leading the parade of history in fasting and prayer and mobilizing this last days movement described in Joel 2 and elsewhere in the scriptures.”
Invitation to a Fast is an opportunity to delve deeply in scripture, engage with an author who has fasted for multiple 3 day, 7 day, 21 day and 40 days fasts, and throw off guilt around prayer and fasting and respond to the heavenly invitation to change the history of the world.
About the author:
Matt Madigan is a pastor, speaker, author and a passionate faster. When Matt speaks about prayer and fasting, he does so from a wealth of personal experience. Much of Matt’s personal breakthrough has come through dedicating his life to prayer and fasting. For the last 20 years, a 40 day fast has been part of his annual routine. He is a known authority on the topic, leading the 40 day fast for ‘The Call Australia’ in 2004 which culminated with 6000 people attending 12-hour event at the Sydney Showground.
Matt has written 2 books: This Chosen Fast and Invitation to a Fast as well as blogging at 7-14.org.