New Xulon Title Activates Dynamic Spiritual Growth with Five Lessons

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Sherwood uses his fitness background to effectively depict the kingdom of God.

5 Spiritual Lessons from a Fitness Instructor

The book centers on the theme that it takes more than programmed effort to grow spiritually.

Within Mark Sherwood’s new book, 5 Spiritual Lessons from a Fitness Instructor, ($11.99, paperback, 9781628716405; $5.99, e-book, 9781628716412) readers will see and understand the concept of spiritual growth through the author’s creative lens. The book is a modern day parable that relates the world of fitness to the Kingdom of God. The author reveals Biblical truths with the hope of transforming the reader’s heart. Once the heart has been reached in this way, it becomes possible for people to grow into a more intimate relationship with Christ.

“The book centers on the theme that it takes more than programmed effort to grow spiritually,” states the author. “It takes a heart change that occurs when we come to the point where we are willing to embrace the ways in which God offers us His grace and power.”

Mark Sherwood’s passion for sports, fitness, and spiritual growth has led to a variety of experiences that include working as a fitness instructor, physical education teacher, sports coach, classroom teacher, and many years of service in Christian Camp work. In addition to this, Mark endeavors to lead people into the presence of God through worship and writing Christian worship music. His interests and abilities have led him to initiate Spirit-Body-Song Ministries, which has been established to help people improve themselves spiritually and physically, and to encounter God through worship. Mark currently lives with his family in Fountain Valley, CA.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order 5 Spiritual Lessons from a Fitness Instructor through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Mark Sherwood, mark0400(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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