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IT BEGAN IN THE GARDEN: Understand Your Past for a Healthier Future

 

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Book Details

TITLE: It Began In The Garden
AUTHOR: Heidi Zwart
PUBLISHER: Beaver’s Pond Press
DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 25, 2017
RETAIL PRICE: $17.95 US (Soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-59298-801-3
PAGES: 176

Sales Copy

Longform copy for newsletters, email campaigns, blog posts, etc.

Healthy Living Coach, Heidi Zwart, has just released her first book. If you’ve ever struggled to eat well or exercise regularly, you need this book.

Bob Merritt, senior pastor of Eagle Brook Church, the largest multisite church in Minnesota with 6 campuses and 22,000+ attenders, wrote the forward for the book. He says this of the new release, “It Began in the Garden is well written, creative, punchy and readable. Heidi’s warmth and heart for transformation shines through each lesson.” He adds, “What you do every day is your life. If you’re not living the kind of life you want, this book offers you the creative, practical tools you need to start living a better life.”

Integrating her experience as a trained counselor, certified nutrition coach, and personal trainer, Heidi dives into the Genesis narrative to explore our shared battle with physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through stories, humor, and dozens of practical tips, these pages will help you learn how to:

  • Make small daily changes for big impact 
  • Release the blame and shame that have kept you stuck 
  • Have a “good enough” relationship with food 
  • Embrace life beyond the scale 
  • Live at peace with your body

Do yourself and your future a favor, get this book today and start living a healthier life right now!

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"The small, incremental decisions and daily choices you start practicing create a ripple that, over time, becomes a gigantic tidal wave of change. What you do today impacts your tomorrow."

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Getting healthy is hard. And that’s not your fault. Long before you were born, your story started with Earth’s first inhabitants, Adam and Eve, and one small decision, but it doesn’t end there. It Began In The Garden dives into the Genesis narrative to explore our shared battle with physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through stories, humor, and dozens of practical tips, healthy living coach and author, Heidi Zwart will help you start living a healthier life today!

Full Bio

Heidi Zwart is a coach, counselor, and speaker. 

As a professional, she has worked with a diverse population of hundreds of men and women as a consultant, coach, and advisor. She has guided both individuals and churches to move in healthier directions. 

Heidi has an M.A. in Counseling, Certifications in Nutrition & Personal Training, and Life Coach training. Her undergraduate work included degrees in Psychology and Bible, with an emphasis on integrating the two for whole body health. 

She currently resides south of Boston, Massachusetts, but is a Minnesotan at heart. She's a wife to her best friend, Kevin, and mom to 3 boys, Andrew, Alex, and Kyle. 

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Bob Merritt

- Senior Pastor, Eagle Brook Church

“It Began in the Garden is well written, creative, punchy and readable. Heidi’s warmth and heart for transformation shines through each lesson.”

Jo Bender

- Host of Connecting Faith on Faith Radio Network

"We all need a place to start, where self-condemnation takes a back seat to grace. Heidi Zwart leads us to know him as the God who nourishes us, inside and out."

Cindy Mather

- Cindy Mather, Registered Dietitian

"Reading Heidi’s book was like sitting down for coffee with a trusted friend. The nutrition and wellness advice Heidi shares is spot-on—simple in its approach, but profound in its application."

Margie Broman

- Co-Author of Bridge to Teen: Biblically Bridging the Gap Between Childhood and Adolescence

"Put away the diet books and the how-to books and kick back and savor this one instead. Heidi will take you on a soul-soothing search for the balance and patience you need to make positive changes stick. Prepare to be captivated by Heidi’s poise, humor, and spiritual insight. It Began in the Garden will be a bright spot in your journey to a healthier -- inside and out -- you!

Jim Beilby

- Dr. Jim Beilby, Professor of Theology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

"Heidi's advice is simple and practical, and she writes from a faith perspective that simultaneously clarifies and enriches the "why" behind healthy lifestyle choices. And once we understand the "why," the “how" becomes much clearer. Sometimes moving forward requires looking back."

Kristen Paulsen

- Pastor & Writer

"Heidi takes a whole approach to health, connecting mind, body, and spirit in ways that not only encourage us to be healthy, but also to be whole. She understands the foundations of growth and change. With Heidi as your guide, you’ll have an experienced coach to motivate you, and a relatable, trusted friend and counselor to encourage you along the way in your journey toward health."