Friday, January 30, 2009

Guided By Him by Julie Morris & Sarah Morris Cherry

About Guided by Him
Lose the Weight...Lose the Worry!
Mother and Daughter Team Up to
Share the Plan

(Birmingham, AL) - Does the idea of starting a diet make you hungry? Can you eat more than your children's combined weight in twinkies? Don't worry! Help is on the way. Author Julie Morris, RN, and her daughter, Sarah Morris Cherry, have developed a proven method for losing weight and keeping it off permanently. The Guided By Him method not only helps people lose weight, it also helps participants learn how to cope with stress. After years of struggling with her weight, Julie has developed a strategic, humor-filled plan designed to keep participants motivated, laughing, learning and yes, even eating.

In Guided By Him, readers embark on an adventure in weight loss. Julie and Sarah use uplifting scriptures, thought-provoking questions, daily devotionals and fun-filled food facts to ensure readers keep a positive, light attitude toward learning a leaner lifestyle. Julie's experience as a nurse and Sarah's knowledge as a certified counselor, make this a pair of enthusiastic, highly qualified coaches. This study could be used alone in the comfort of home or led in a group setting. It's great for casual girlfriend meetings, church small groups and even the lunchroom at work! Accountability questions keep participants honest and real with themselves and others.

Check out these chapter titles:

  • Tootsie Roll Tug-of-War
  • Do Broken Cookies Count?
  • Is Fudge My Fortress?
  • Pick up My What???
  • How Can I Get This Mountain off of Me?
  • I Have Let Myself Go. Is It Too Late to Get the Old ME Back?

About the Authors
Julie Morris and Sarah Morris Cherry

Julie Morris is a wife, mother, nurse, author and teacher. Since 8 years of age Julie has struggled to control her weight. That struggle of overeating, along with high blood pressure, sent her searching for a solution. After discovering the Christian 12 steps she began seeking God's guidance toward health and wholeness. Now, 25 years later, she's excited to share these tips with others. She is the founder of the Step Forward weight loss program. Guided by Him is a lighter, easier version of Step Forward, for today's busier lifestyles.

Sarah Morris Cherry is a wife, new mother and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has counseled people from two to 92. Whatever the age, she enjoys teaching people new ways to deal with stress as well as facts for healthy living. She coaches them with simple things they can do to become more like the people they want to be. She speaks from experience, having overcome many overwhelming health problems by putting these concepts into practice.

10 Super Snacks to Super Size Your Healthy Lifestyle

1. A sandwich made with low-calorie bread (40 calories a slice), fat-free mayo and low-calorie ham and/or cheese (30 calories a slice) cut up in four pieces and arranged nicely on a plate

2. A sugar-free Popsicle in the summer or sugar-free hot chocolate in the winter

3. A smoothie made in a blender with fat-free milk, ice cubes and sugar-free hot chocolate mix (25 calories) or fruit with artificial sweetener

4. A baked apple—cut up, seasoned with nutmeg and cooked in the microwave for a few minutes, topped with fat-free margarine

5. A steaming bowl of low-calorie soup or a package of instant oatmeal—cooked in the microwave after adding water

6. Bruschetta—a whole grain slice of bread or large cracker, topped with a slice of tomato and low-fat cheese on top—microwaved for a few seconds to warm it up and melt the cheese

7. A 100-calorie bag of lite microwave popcorn

8. A raw vegetable platter, with a variety of vegetables—cut up in little pieces and arranged nicely on a plate, with a serving of fat-free dressing in the middle. Or several stalks of celery stuffed with fat-free cream cheese—seasoned to taste

9. A parfait—served in a tall glass filled with 4 ounces of plain yogurt, layered with fruit (no sugar added) and topped with a pinch of Grape Nuts or other high-fiber cereal

10. Little carrots served with spinach dip—fat-free sour cream, seasoned with dry soup mix and raw chopped spinach (defrosted, if frozen, with all of the water squeezed out of it)

What Others Are Saying...

"I lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks while reading Guided By Him!"

Maryanne- participant

"I lost nine pounds in a Bible Study Group that used Guided By Him."

Robert- participant

"I loved leading the group! It was fun, easy and took very little preparation."

Ginger- Group Leader

Published by: GBH Press

Pages: 222

Release Date: Dec. 7, 2008

Dim.: 8.5in X 11in

Cost: $14.98

ISBN: 978-1-60702-886-4

Check out Authors Interview here.

Read my Review here.

Want to win this book plus others here's the scoop:

Leave a comment. If I receive 10 or more comments, a guest from my site comments will be eligible for a grand prize drawing for three of Julie's books: Guided By Him, From Worry to Worship and From Worthless to Worthy.

Let me know in your comment what is your favorite healthy food or snack, etc. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner. US residents only please. Drawing will be next Thursday, Feb. 12th.
Now Closed for drawing.
# 18 gkstratos' name will go into the grand drawing.
Thanks to all who entered.

Note: Become a follower of my blog or subscriber to blog (left column of my page) and you will get a chance to win also.

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Karen said...

I want to win please :)

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~ Cee ~ said...

My favorite homemade and healthy snack is hummus. I like to add lots of lemon and garlic to it.

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite healthy snack food is rice cakes.

Tomcat5251 said...

My favorite snack is an apple.

Creative Mom said...

My favorite healthy snack is rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins. It is what a snack should be!

Anonymous said...

Besides chocolate,
my fav healthy snack would be
chilled grapes.

Anonymous said...

sunflower seeds, yum
But make sure to drink water!
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chromiumman said...

fave healthy snack is raisins



Jinxy and Me said...

I like frozen grapes.

Belinda said...

I lke to snack on a rice cake.
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Majorcat said...


sweetsue said...

I like air popped popcorn with a little butter flavored cooking sparay.
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wgbc1446 said...

My favorite healthy snack is Yoplait apricot mango yogurt.

redron said...

fresh fruit

Sherry R said...

My favorite healthy snack is baby carrots!

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Tracy said...

My favorite healthy snack is from Snacktrition, my favorite variety is the salt & pepper fiber cashews, YUM and good for you too :-)

gkstratos said...

Cherry Tomatoes

gkstratos said...


Tanya Wilson said...

Good old fashioned apples!


happishopr said...

my fave healthy snack is apple slices and peanut butter. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

deedleweedle said...

Apple slices with cinnamon on them.

Cjnedrow said...

I love good fruit for a snack especially berries!

Sarah C said...

Unsweetened applesauce or lowfat vanilla yogurt with frozen strawberries. Thanks!

Sarah C said...

I now follow your blog!

minirexmadness said...


My favorite healthy snack is wheat thins spread with a thin layer of peanut butter, a slice of banana, and a slight drizzle of honey. It is yummilicious!

minirexmadness said...


My favorite healthy snack is wheat thins spread with a thin layer of peanut butter, a slice of banana, and a slight drizzle of honey. It is yummilicious!

Andria said...

I love pistachios and baby carrots

ellie said...

My favorite health snack is carrot sticks. Thanks for the giveaway!

jayne said...

My fav healthy snacks are fruits. Apples, Bananas, Strawberries!

thank you!

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Sunnyvale said...

I like a small handful of almonds.

Alice500 said...

My favorite healthy snack is hard to decide. I would either have to go with tomatoes and cheese, or else some type of fruit. It depends on what I'm looking for at the time.

Anonymous said...

my favorite healthy snack is quaker oats rice cakes in caramel flavor. they are so

Amy said...

I would have to say my favorite healthy snack is yogurt! Thanks for the giveaway!


NutterBoogle said...

I like low fat string cheese to snack on.

NutterBoogle said...

Started following your blog.

autumnbride7 said...

My favorite snack is molon and strawberries

Meredith said...

Nuts and celery are my favorite healthy snacks.

SRC1964 said...

I like half an avocado, scored and sprinkled lightly with sea salt. I know they are high in fat, but its the good kind and I don't have them very often.

Thank you,

SRC1964 said...

Started following your blog.

demmi said...

my favorite is fresh fruits with yogurt dip


I LOVE AVOCADO'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM MOST INTERESTED IN READING: I Have Let Myself Go. Is It Too Late to Get the Old ME Back?

purango said...

My favorite healthy food snack is raisins.

purango said...

Raisins is my favorite healthy food snack.

kathy pease said...

i love granola

mrstrooper said...

Popcorn is my favorite snack!

Nickolay said...

Nothing beats Red Bell Peppers sliced with some light ranch dressing

bev said...

We like popcorn or fresh fruit. Thanks for having the contest!

Louise said...

I like sliced cucumbers in a little vinegar sprinkled with black pepper.

Louise said...

I started following your blog.

lilyk said...

I love peach yogurt with wheat germ!

Donna said...

I like fresh fruit.

Kathy said...

My favorite healthy snack is bananas,the cuties tangerines, grapes or any fresh fruit in season. Thank you for the contest.