Former Bodybuilder and Founder of LiveLiving International Foundation Writes Health and Wellness Faith-Based Study

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When Etta Dale Hornsteiner started competing in bodybuilding about sixteen years ago, she did not dream that she would also be taken on a spiritual journey that would propel her to write the book The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness.

“Bodybuilding felt like my savior. Where would I have been without it? …. I knew God did not want me to stop with just this experience. He was using it to show and tell me something concerning Himself,” says Hornsteiner in her new book.

Who would have thought that the sport of bodybuilding would lead to a theology of the body? Certainly not Etta Dale Hornsteiner, founder and director of LiveLiving International Foundation, a nonprofit, faith-based organization with a focus on holistic health.Growing up in a Christian home, Hornsteiner’s faith was the foundation of her life. But it was also a faith that ignored the body, or that had very little to say about the body except that it was the temple of the Holy Spirit. Being an educator by profession, a personal trainer by trade, and a bodybuilder by happenstance, Hornsteiner embarked on a journey to find the key to whole health and wellness. She called her discovery “the ten guiding lights to health and wellness.”

With an increase in obesity, particularly among church attendees, Hornsteiner felt compelled to find a set of healthy-living guidelines that would address the body, soul and spirit within the context of her faith. Peering through the lens of the Ten Commandments, she found in them principles that would act as guiding lights in a vast wilderness of health and wellness information. Hornsteiner has integrated the spiritual, social, psychological and physical, to produce a unique panoramic view of our health and well-being.

“This perspective is a unique contribution which helps us understand how all factors of our existence work together,” says David F. Allen, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and author.

Cal Samra, author of The Physically Fit Messiah, and editor of The Joyful Noiseletter, says, “The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness is a breath of fresh air: a holistic approach to health addressing both the spiritual and the physical.”

Hornsteiner will be hosting a book signing on June 23, 2017 at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center when the two-and-a-half-day Journey to Wholeness Conference kicks off. The Journey to Wholeness will be held June 23-25, 2017 and will feature psychologist, Dr. Marie Allen Carroll, addictionologist Dr. Tommie Richardson, naturopath Dr. Sonza Curtis, humorist and author Cal Samra, and others. Each speaker will address one of the ten guiding lights. The conference will climax with a spiritual hike at Kennesaw Mountain. Come and experience The Journey to Wholeness and get a free copy of The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness when you register before May 31, 2017.

For more information and to register for “The Journey to Wholeness,” visit

About LiveLiving International Foundation Incorporated
LiveLiving International Foundation Inc. is a faith-based (Judeo-Christian) holistic health and wellness non-profit organization. Our goal is to educate and empower believers to live a productive and wholesome life in their community and world.


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