I had the pleasure of meeting Christine Andrews 10 years ago at Callison Elementary School. She was a third grade teacher and I was a parent. I volunteered to help hand out snacks to the students each morning prior to taking their end of year state tests. Christine helped me understand which snacks best provided the energy children needed to fuel their minds, not their bodies. I was excited to hear she put her passion with health and scripture together in a book to help us understand the importance of taking care of our bodies. I asked her to share how this all came about, as well as give us insight into her book.
My desire to write about health
For 25 years as an elementary school teacher I taught hundreds of 7-9 year olds how to write. I never thought of myself as a writer and as a young student I struggled with writing. I loved to bring out the best in students in their writing, and loved the whole process of transforming a draft into publication. After my retirement and subsequent new profession in the holistic health care field, I get asked lots of questions. The internet is an easy avenue for discovering new information, but it can be deceptive and the majority of people have a difficult time deciphering truth from myth through the myriad of web information. Writing about health affords an avenue in which to answer common and unique questions backed by scientific and clinical sources while bringing the truth about health. Writing broadens peoples’ knowledge about the importance of eating the right foods and how this can affect their health.
How did God Guide Me?
About four years into my health and nutrition practice I felt a calling to write my first book. If began after a meeting with my nutrition mentor and some notes that he had written up for Christians and their health. After studying these notes and through much prayer and encouragement from my nutrition mentor, I began to dig deeper into scripture and scientific articles to find out what the Bible had to say about health, disease, emotions, and natural remedies of that time. God, the master nutritionist of all time and the creator of nature defined very clearly what to eat and drink. The Bible has always been our source of information for everything we need including fundamental principles for how to approach health. The more I delved into this topical study, the more excited I became to share this wealth of knowledge with others. After reading a quote from John MacArthur, although timid and nervous, I knew God was revealing to me to pursue penning my first book. “An uncompromising life is characterized by an unashamed boldness that calls us to an uncommon standard. Allow God to do with your life as He pleases, that He might broaden your influence and glorify Himself.”
Food Isn’t What It Used to Be: A Biblical Approach to Health by Christine Andrew. From four thousand years ago and earlier to current times, food has taken a dramatic transformation. The consequences of this change are taking a drastic toll on our health. The reader will learn what God’s word reveals about food, beverages, our health, and what responsibility we have in caring for the bodies with which He has entrusted us. Compounding the effects of poor food quality with the magnitude of onslaughts from toxins, is there any hope? This book will indulge the reader with guidelines for healthy food and beverage selections, as well as remedies aligned with God’s word giving renewed hope.
To find out more about Christine, please check out her website at www.christineandrew-cnc.com. Her book, Food Isn’t What It Used To Be: A Biblical Approach to Health, is available for purchase from Amazon or WestBow Press. If you’re in Northern California and would like to stop by her office to purchase a signed copy of her book or chat with her, you can at 348 Cernon St, Suite A, Vacaville, CA.