The grace of fasting is a gift from God that positions us to experience more of God s power and affections. We fast to encounter God more and to change the world! Done in the right spirit, fasting increases our receptivity to God s voice and His Word. Jesus called His disciples to fast in a way that would position their hearts to encounter Him more as the Bridegroom God (Mt. 9:15). This book is designed to equip people to embrace the discipline, grace, and joy of fasting, that they might encounter more of Jesus as their heavenly Bridegroom.