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Other Biblical Perspectives

At we focus on Dr. Rex Russell's Three Principles. Here are some other perspectives to chew on and consider, each with its own nuggets of wisdom and practical help for application.

Hallelujah Acres - This is the original raw, vegetarian perspectives on biblical eating, based on Genesis 1:29.  According to their website, "Halleluhah Acres is a Christian organization dedicated to helping others discover they can live healthy, vibrant lives free from sickness and disease by simply changing their diet." 

The Daniel Fast - Inspired by the story of the prophet Daniel, this book, blog and comprehensive website is helpful for those looking for a way to jump-start their spiritual and physical health. There is also a fabulous companion book (free) on the Designed Healthy Living website

Biblical Kosher - While BK overlaps with Holy Cow!, they answer two different questions. Holy Cow! seeks to answer the question, “How do I discern what meats God has designed to be eaten?” BK seeks to answer the question, “What is the biblical basis for ‘traditional’ Jewish kosher laws, and how do those laws apply to believers in Jesus?”

Jewish Vegetarian Society - The writings of scholar Richard Schwartz, Ph.D are central for Jewish vegetarians' support for their lifestyle.

Judeo-Christian - Although neither Jewish nor Christian, Vasu Murti has written extensively to biblically support vegetarianism in both Western religions.


In addition to Holy Cow! and What the Bible Says about Healthy Living Cookbook, there are a myriad of biblical eating books available. Here are a few:

What The Bible Says about Healthy Living -  Rex Russell, MD

One of the original, groundbreaking books on biblical eating. Based on three simple principles (and elaborated on in the book): Eat only the foods that God created; eat those foods as close as possible to the form God gave them; don't let any food or drink become an idol. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the topic.

The Maker's Diet - Jordan Rubin
Jordan Rubin's New York Times best-selling book expands on Dr. Russell's books and provides more specific ideas for living it out.

Treasures of Healthy Living Bible Study - Annette Reeder
This much-needed book, inspired by Dr. Russell, provides a great starting point for group or personal Bible study about biblical eating.

Live Beyond Organic - Jordan Rubin
In his latest book, Rubin explains new facets of his faith and food journey as he outlines his newest passion: producing high-quality, beyond organic foods to help you change your diet, change your life and change the world.

What Would Jesus Eat?
- Don Colbert, MD

With some overlap with Dr. Russell's book, Dr. Colbert explains the health benefits of foods Jesus ate and the health risks of foods He avoided.

Biblically Kosher  -  Aaron Eby

Eby seeks to answer the question, “What is the biblical basis for ‘traditional’ Jewish kosher laws, and how do those laws apply to believers in Jesus?”

They Shall Not Hurt or Destroy - Vasu Murti

Murti explores many Jewish and Christian writers and leaders who have promoted vegetarianism. Murti offers discussion and context that enrich the myriad quotations.

Judaism and Vegetarianism - Richard H. Schwartz

The writings of scholar Richard Schwartz, Ph.D are central for Jewish vegetarians' support for their lifestyle.


Beyond Organic - Great source for organic grass-fed cheese and dairy, as well as other healthy beverages and supplements. More information about their products is available on their website, or visit mine at Although they use a non-traditional distribution method (network marketing), I plan to pursue it given that their vision and values overlap so closely with mine.

The Bread Beckers - Fabulous educations site and on-line store for discovering the God-given health benefits of freshly milled flour and baked goods.  Great articles, how-to videos and co-op information for money saving ordering. 

Biblical Eating Bible Studies

What The Bible Says About Healty Living FREE STUDY GUIDE - Download this free companion to Dr. Rex Russell's book, What the Bible Says about Healthy Living.  Learn more about author Nicole Ayers and her passion to bless others HERE.

The Daniel Fast (FREE download) Written by Annette Reeder, with Rhonda Sutton, simple, complete resource for guidelines, menu plans, recipes, testimonies, and daily devotions. 

Holy Cow! Does God Care about What We Eat - This walk through what the Bible says about eating meat contains questions for group or individual study at the end of each chapter.


Local Resources for Richmond, VA

Designed Healthy Living - Author and speaker Annette Reeder hosts biblical eating classes and will speak at your church.


Faith & Fitness Magazine - Great on-line magazine to help you build spiritual and physical strength.

God-Built - Georgia based ministry going into all the world teaching people who they are In Christ, through fitness. God-Built is a fitness service and product provider. We believe in building the “whole” person, SPIRIT, SOUL, and BODY.
Clean/Unclean Meats

What does the Bible teach about clean and unclean meats -  Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on the subject of dietary food laws?

Other articles on this topic are posted on the Holy Cow by Hope Egan Facebook Page.

Other Resources

The Bread Beckers - Fabulous educational site and on-line store for discovering the God-given health benefits of freshly milled flour and baked goods. Great articles, how-to videos and co-op information for money saving ordering.

Bud & Barbara Lee Ministries - This talented musical/speaking duo travels throughout the United States sharing the good news about God’s design for eating. Based on Dr. Russell’s Three Principles.

Annette Reeder’s Designed Healthy Living - Annette Reeder is a tour guide to biblical health.  Using the Bible as her map she is leading people all around the country on a treaure hunt with the power of food to change lives.  Visit her website for her Bible study, DVD and books, and to book speaking engagements. 

Back to Eden - This full-length documentary depits the story of one man's lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable gardening that were given to man in the garden of Eden.  Watch free onliney or buy the DVD.

The World's Healthiest Foods (secular) - This comprehensive website is the best online resource for researching individual ingredients, vitamins and minerals, and their nutritional benefits.

Gordon Tessler & The Genesis Diet - Another pioneer in the biblical eating world, Dr. Tessler's perspective is similar to Dr. Russell's Three Principles (emphasis on plant-based and clean animal-based foods).

The Raw Life with Paul Nison - After leaving his office job on Wall Street to return to a simpler, healthier life, raw vegan evangelist and Jewish believer Paul Nison has been helping learn about and live out a healthier way of life.  

Faith and Health Connection - Dale Fletcher teaches others how to apply Biblical principles and results of medical research to achieve improved health and wholeness through an integrated spirit, mind & body approach. 

The Lord's Table - Setting Captives Free - This is an excellent interactive program for people who struggle with food addiction and other eating issues. From their website: "You will find freedom from the sin of gluttony, by learning to follow biblical and practical ways, as you daily proceed through this course."

Healthy Families For God - Sara Jo Poff started HFFG to help people learn to honor God with their bodies by becoming healthy in body and spirit with God-given resources, so families can have the strength and health to do His work.  She offers personalized nutrition counseling services, a 30-Day No-Sugar Challenge, a 40-day Challenge to Real Food, local workshops, and other resources to help families do exactly that.  

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