About the Author


Dr. Gary Pyles graduated from Cornerstone University (B.R.E.) with a major in Bible. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Christian counseling from Newburg Theological Seminary. He is a Board Certified Master Mental Health Coach for first responders from the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has traveled domestically and internationally on various ministry trips and has been involved in several churches as a staff pastor and Bible and health instructor. Currently he is the Director of Skyway Churchís Christian Lay Counseling ministry and the Director of Counseling for the Arizona Justice Center in Glendale Arizona. In private practice, he is a Certified Life Coach, a nutritionist, and counsels clients in spiritual and emotional reconciliation, nutrition, and living a wholistic healthy lifestyle.


Gary and his wife, Bonnie, have five adult children and five grandchildren. They have made their home for the past forty plus years in Phoenix, Arizona and currently attend Skyway Church of the West Valley, located in Goodyear, Arizona.


To contact the author for speaking engagements write to:

Email: gary@doctorgarypyles.com


Book Summary

Part I reveals that God is not a remote and austere religious figure and by living within His parameters (design) through His covenant, we can have a successful, intimate, vital, living relationship with Him. We are created in the image and likeness of God and that influences our responsibility to our Creator. Godís love, forgiveness, fruit of the Spirit, and His covenant as seen in the armor of God leads us to see our identity in Christ.

Part II explains the successful practical applications of these parameters in a personís daily life, including how stress, anxiety, unforgiveness, temptations, and our choice of foods affect our mind, will, emotions, and physical body. The book outlines practical solutions so we can live in optimal health in spirit, soul, and body. At the end of each chapter are key questions for discussion. Counselors and small group settings would benefit from this format.