Dr. Kevin Vost is a very smart guy. As it happens, he’s also a faithful guy, and a fit guy. And that’s not all, he’s also a gracious guy. I like him.

No, he’s not paying me for this.

I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Vost when he was a guest on The Journey Home Show. He is also a regular on The Sonrise Morning Show on EWTN radio, and a fellow OSV author (From Atheism to Catholicism – the subject of an earlier post).

So it’s no wonder that I was very happy to see Dr. Vost’s new book, Tending the Temple: 365 days of spiritual and physical devotions, which he authored along with Shane Kapler and Peggy Bowes. What a great book!

We all know that taking care of our physical health is important, and the thing I like about this book is that it provides a roadmap for integrating our spiritual and physical lives – the way it should be.

For each day of the year, there is precisely one page to read. That’s not too much, right? There’s a scripture verse or quote (or two) to begin. Next, there’s a short reflection on a saint – always for great for inspiration. Finally, there’s an exercise, combining physical and spiritual wisdom.

It’s sometimes difficult to balance conflicting and all-too-numerous priorities in daily life. Thankfully, this book provides an eminently practical way of keeping focused on tending our temples: body, mind, and spirit.

Thanks so much, Dr. Vost, Shane and Peggy, for your tremendous work on this book!