Fit for the Master

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Fearfully and wonderfully made—that’s how God created you. He crafted you, and you were designed to glorify Him. So, it’s important for you to be as fit as possible if you are to enjoy life to the fullest!

For this, your body needs the benefits of proper exercise and nutrition. Exercising:

• releases endorphins, helping you feel better;
• enables you to function longer;
• works in tandem with good nutrition;
• enables you to rest well after you have exerted yourself.

In Fit for the Master, John Lehman shares valuable insights to help you in developing and maintaining your body—the temple of the Holy Spirit.


John grew up enjoying sports. After playing basketball and soccer in college, he took up running and biking for exercise, which grew into a larger passion for equipping others in their fitness. As a pastor and track club board member, he leads meetings for discipleship and fitness, and is involved in regular community events. He resides in Greenville, SC, with his wife, Suzie.


1 Glorious Creator; Wonderful Creation
(Thinking about your place in God’s universe)
2 Health, and a Healthy Self-Image (Enjoying being the “you” that God intends you to be)
3 You Don’t Have to Over-Strain!
(Understanding the place of exercise)
4 Exercise Guidelines (Developing a practical strategy that suits you)
5 Food for Thought (Getting your nutrition the way it should be)
6 Digest This! (Considering what happens to your food after you have swallowed it
7 Rest, Relaxation and Sleep (Improving your efficiencies through wise sleep strategies)
8 Blessed Are the Balanced (Maintaining body-soul equilibrium)
9 Go On . . . Just Do it! (Putting the principles into practice)
Appendix A Exercise Program
Appendix B Checklist and Other Practical Stuff


Our Christianity should affect every area of our lives—including our health and fitness. In Fit for the Master John not only shows you how to be fit—he also tells you why, as a Christian, you should be fit. Read this book and then go live this book.
Jeremy McMorris, Lead Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Dalhart, TX

The complexity of creation with its purpose and the complexity of the human body with its purpose meet in an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow book on fitness for everyone. Fit for the Master offers excellent and safe advice on how and why to get fit.
Roger Bachour, PT, TPI certified, Accelerated Physical Therapy

Fit for the Master is a wonderful resource full of practical advice and insights into living a well-balanced life. John Lehman not only writes about these ideas—he practically lives them out every day! If you desire to live a more effective and efficient life, then I would strongly recommend this book.
James Whitaker, Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director, Columbia International University

In Fit for the Master, Lehman offers a compelling and scripturally based discussion of two topics—Christian faith and physical fitness—that, at first glance may seem unrelated, but which are actually closely connected. This book provides readers with clear, understandable, and practical guidance on how and why to begin or improve a fitness and nutrition regimen. It is a valuable resource to Christians who seek to apply their faith in every facet of their lives, and I commend it to you.
Miles Coleman, Corporate Attorney, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Ironman triathlete, ultra-marathoner, and CrossFit coach

Physical discipline is a necessity for a Christian to be effective. John lays out the “why” and the “how” in this encouraging and challenging book.
Aaron Iles, Catskill Mountain 100 km course record holder, NCCAA D1 Cross Country All-America, Quoted in Trail Runner Magazine, Sub 24 hr finish of Pine Creek Challenge 100 miler

Against the backdrop of a self-consumed society that pushes weight-loss tricks, fad diets, and elaborate fitness routines, Fit for the Master applies biblical wisdom and scientific evidence while making commonsense recommendations for physical exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a rookie, I hope you will find—as I have found over the miles with John Lehman—the spiritual encouragement and essentials to improve or develop a healthy lifestyle.
Russell Davis, Captain, United States Marine Corp; USSF and NISOA referee and runner