I grew up in Maryland with Bahá’i parents and sibling. My parents made the Fast appear fun by approaching it happily and making great food. I thought it was cool, and I approached it willingly.
I grew up in Florida. Even though I had a Bahá’í family, the Fast was so difficult for me when I first tried it at fifteen. No one at my school knew about the Bahá’í Faith and fasting made me stand out from everyone.
This book illustrates how science and religion are in harmony and how a personal challenge such as fasting can produce beneficial results. Randi Fredricks, a doctor who researched the transformative effects of fasting, explores the history and the spiritual, psychological, medical, and political importance of fasting.
Fasting is a Christian perspective on the benefits of fasting and describes the connection between fasting and prayer and what to expect physically, mentally, and spiritually during a fast.
Whether you are finding the Fast rewarding, refreshing, or frustrating, The Supreme Remedy will provide additional insights into the experience.
Fordson shows how other religious teenagers have to overcome a fast similar to Bahá’ís. This movie focuses on Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan, which once had mostly white students but now is 98% Arab-American.
I grew up in Wisconsin. When I was a kid, my whole family fasted. So I had a lot of support at home. I wasn’t open about fasting to friends or classmates. At lunch during the Fast, I would sit in the lunchroom and my friends asked why I wasn’t eating or drinking.